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1 in 3 IT Organizations Have no Cyberattack Incident Response Plan

Despite increases in ransomware attacks, ransom amounts and how often payments are made, new data shows organizations aren’t responding in kind and putting response plans in place.
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Two-Thirds of Organizations Have Been a Target of Ransomware

The latest data reveals ransomware’s pervasiveness throughout every industry, size, and type of organization, confirming its’ place as the number one cyberthreat today - and a glaring ...
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U.S. Treasury Puts Out New Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments

An update to the October 2020 advisory, the U.S. Treasury warns companies to mitigate ransomware attacks rather than paying ransoms to threat actors that pose a threat to national ...
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Hospitals Respond to Influx of Ransomware Attacks by Increasing Budgets

The ransomware onslaught on hospitals and healthcare organizations is being seen as the catalyst for boards to shift operational priorities and put more focus on cybersecurity initiatives.
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Dutch Government Can Respond to Ransomware Attacks with Armed Forces if Needed

According to a recent article from The Record, Dutch government officials stated that intelligence or military services can be used to counter cyber-attacks. This includes ransomware, ...
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5 Things You Need To Know About Ransomware Before It's Too Late

Cybercriminals have become thoughtful about ransomware attacks; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. And few organizations are prepared to ...
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Executives: Ransomware is the Greatest Threat Concern, But Few are Actually Prepared

A new poll from Deloitte shows organizations are all too aware of the problem of ransomware, but aren’t ready to respond to the specific ransomware scenario given that the attackers have ...
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FBI Warns of Continued Ransomware Attacks Targeting the Food and Agriculture Sectors

Working to disrupt organizations involved with the United State’s food supply chain, ransomware gangs and their affiliates are the focus of the FBI’s latest warning to be vigilant.
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U.S. Cyber Command General Promises 'Surge' To Fight Ransomware Attacks

The Hill reported 9/14/2021: "Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA), is working to “surge” efforts to respond to the ...
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Register for the Cybersecurity Virtual Summit KB4-CON EMEA Today!

We’re thrilled to host our first KB4-CON Cybersecurity Virtual Summit specifically for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). At this one-of-a-kind event you’ll hear world-renowned ...
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Ransomware Resurrection? REvil Servers Come Back Online

After months of what was thought to be the retirement of the REvil ransomware gang, REvil-related systems and Tor sites popped up on the Dark Web last week.
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The Number of Daily Ransomware Attacks Increase Nearly 1000% in 2021

New analysis of cyberattack data by security vendor Fortinet sheds light on not only how much ransomware is really being experienced, but who’s being attacked the most.
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BEC, Fraud, and Ransomware Attacks Are All on the Rise and Costing More Than Ever

New data from cyber insurer Coalition puts the spotlight on not only how much worse attacks are getting, but claim data paints the picture that organizations just aren’t ready.
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Conti's Ransomware Playbook Includes Recon for Users with Privileged Access

Researchers at Cisco Talos have translated a playbook used by the ransomware-as-a-service group Conti. The playbook contains detailed instructions for how to gain administrator access, ...
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CISA: Ransomware Attacks Favor Holidays and Weekends

In preparation for Labor Day, a new alert from the U.S. Government’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns of an increase in ransomware attacks.
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Ransomware Attacks in 2021 Have Increased Nearly Three-fold in the First Half of the Year

New data analyzed by NCC Group’s Research Intelligence and Fusion Team highlights a massive uptick in the number of ransomware attacks, further establishing it as the number one security ...
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U.K. Organizations See Double the Number of Ransomware Attacks in the First Half of 2021

New analysis of ransomware incidents reported to the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the first half of 2021 show a massive rise when compared to 2020.
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A Look at a Ransomware Affiliate

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an advisory describing a ransomware affiliate that calls itself “OnePercent Group,” the Record reports. The Record notes that the ...
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Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Victim Organization Employees to Deploy Demon Ransomware

The use of employees as insider accomplices potentially changes how social engineering is being used in exchange for a direct request for internal assistance.
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Hospitals Continue to be Ransomware Targets as Half Experience Shutdowns in the Last 6 Months

With financial impacts as high as $46K per hour, shutting down some or all of operations due to a ransomware attack is not a decision taken lightly by hospitals, but may be the only ...
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