Ransomware threat escalating, warns Europol

The No More Ransom initiative boasts 109 partners and 54 decryption tools covering 104 kinds of ransomware a year after it was set up to counter the still-growing threat of ransomware to businesses, governments and individuals. Read about the latest Europol warning to businesses about the escalating ransomware threats on Computer Weekly.

Healthcare organizations are underestimating cybersecurity risks

Read Bill Siwicki’s article about why most healthcare firms often underestimate the cyber security risks on Healthcare IT News : The WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya attacks show that cybercriminals can do a lot of damage in healthcare. Then there are the countless hacks and attempted hacks that healthcare CIOs and CISOs must deal with on […]

More pseudo-ransomware attacks are probably on the way

In a new report examining cybersecurity trends for the quarter, it sounds like “ransomware” — emphasis on the air quotes — will remain very much in vogue through 2017. The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Read about the new pseudo-rasomware attacks which are predicted […]

Orgs Have Failed to Make Necessary Security Improvements Since WannaCry & Petya

More than two-thirds of security professionals are not confident their organizations have made necessary security improvements since the WannaCry and Petya attacks earlier this year, according to new research from Tripwire. Read about the new report by Tripwire which reveals that third of respondents felt that the biggest problem a business faces is establishing what devices […]

The type of cyber breach you need to tell your clients about

Data breaches only tend to make the headlines when hackers target huge global companies with ransom demands. Read more about the new Beazley Breach Insights report which reveals that ransomware attacks in the US continued to rise in the first half of 2017, up by 50% over the first half of 2016 on Insurance Business […]

Report: Destructive malware and targeted cyberattacks on the rise in 2017

The next big threat facing the enterprise is destructive malware disguised as a simple ransomware attack, according to Kaspersky Lab’s APT Trends report for Q2 2017, released Tuesday. The report also noted the rise of attacks targeted at energy companies, and a growing complexity of cyberespionage efforts. Read more about the new Kaspersky Lab’s APT […]

WannaCry Fallout: 80% Of Brits More Worried About How Organisations Store Their Data Following Latest Attacks

New research by leading information security company Clearswift shows how attitudes to cyber security have changed in the boardroom and among staff in the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, surveying 600 business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia. Read about the new report by Clearswift which reveals that  […]

Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches remain a major cause of loss

Beazley, a pioneer in cyber and data breach response insurance, today released its Beazley Breach Insights findings based on its client data in the first six months of 2017. Ransomware attacks continued their rise in the first half of 2017, up by 50% over the first half of 2016. Read about the new report by Beazley […]

Ransomware can cost firms over $700,000; cloud computing may provide the protection they need

High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. Read Nick McQuire of CCS Insight say that ransomware can cost firms over $70,000 hand how cloud computing can help businesses […]

Data Breach Digest: Ransomware rising to the top of the nation-state threat vector list

Read Michael Bruemmer’s article about how ransomware is emerging as top threat vector on Security Info Watch : Widespread infections, locked systems, demands for payment – sound like your average ransomware attack? Well, if you think the answer to this is simple, the recent Petya and WannaCry incidents would suggest otherwise. Read his full article […]