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Published By: Crowdstrike     Published Date: Jul 01, 2020
A year in cybersecurity is often marked by how disruptive the activity observed was — not just from a destructive standpoint, but also from the perspective of whether day-to-day life was affected. By any such measure, 2019 was an active year. From U.S. school districts to asset management firms, from manufacturing to media, ransomware attacks affected multitudes of people. Disruption in 2019 was not punctuated by a single destructive wiper; rather, it was plagued by sustained operations targeting the underpinnings of our society. The particularly disruptive impact that ransomware had across all sectors is addressed at the beginning of this report, followed by an assessment of additional eCrime threats.
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Published By: Crowdstrike     Published Date: Jul 01, 2020
All organizations can be the target of ransomware, where users’ files or computers are taken hostage or system access is hindered until a ransom demand is met. And although big game hunting is on the rise — where ransomware operators target large enterprise organizations to gain huge payouts — ransomware is frequently aimed at small and medium-sized organizations, including state and local governments, which are often more vulnerable to attacks. Organizations of all shapes and sizes should continue to stay alert and on top of their security. This paper explains the impact of ransomware on small and medium-sized organizations, explores factors that lead to increased vulnerability and offers advice on how to protect and secure your organization.
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Published By: Crowdstrike     Published Date: Jul 01, 2020
There’s no question that ransomware is a growing threat. High-profile attacks that crippled multiple U.S. cities, including Baltimore, Maryland, and Park City, Utah, made headlines in 2019. However, those attacks reflect only the public side of a much larger cybercriminal industry that is constantly innovating its capabilities. In fact, ransomware is one of the fastest growing threats in cybersecurity, with damages predicted to build to $20 billion globally by 2021, up from “only” $345 million in 2015. This paper explains the evolution of ransomware by breaking down the new trends in online extortion threats, and provides prescriptive advice on how to protect and secure your organization against such an attack.
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Published By: Sangfor Technologies APAC     Published Date: Jun 09, 2020
Attackers have been moving away from the “spray and pray” attack approach, a method which was widely used in past years to successfully spread ransomware to a large number of organizations. While successful in the initial infection of the organizations, many infected machines were attached to less critical or valuable systems, meaning organizations would often not pay the ransom and were also alerted to security vulnerabilities – which they then repaired. With organizations on high-alert for attack and in?ltration, hackers found it more difficult to infect organizations and experienced a reduced success rate in many attacks. To combat this low success rate, attackers changed tactics, now spending more time and resources developing more powerful malware, targeting more valuable systems and more lucrative industries and organizations. The end-result was fewer organizations suffering crippling attacks, but signi?cantly higher and more consistent ransomware payouts.
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Published By: DeepInstinct     Published Date: May 15, 2020
Have you heard of Gandcrab ransomware? The creators of this nasty string of code earned $2.5 million per week as they successfully encrypted the data of both small and large enterprises alike, forcing them to pay out their atrocious ransom demands. Then there was Nanocore, a remote access trojan, that successfully spread its tentacles into governments and banks in order to prey on highly sensitive information. The only rational conclusion that you can make from these attacks is that no industry is immune, no location beyond reach, and no enterprise safe from attack.
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Published By: Lenovo     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Do you know where you’re most at risk? In the race to get ahead of competitors and digitally transform the business, new threats emerge. With ThinkShield by Lenovo you have one truly customisable, comprehensive solution that protects your business end-to-end. When it takes 23 days on average to recover from a ransomware attack1, find out why I.T. security is the most important thing, period. Download our solutions guide > 1 IBM: 2017 Global CODB Report Final (
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Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses. Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually.1 According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.2 No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.3 Ransomware is the equivalent of catastrophic data loss, except
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Carbonite
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
Enterprises like yours face the growing risk of cyberattacks, which increases your exposure to the risk of data loss. One of the most menacing forms of these is ransomware, where your data is encrypted and literally held ransom—until you pay cybercriminals to release it, or you recover your data from a point in time before your systems were attacked. Such attacks and data losses make headlines —damaging your organization’s reputation. And with new regulations concerning data protection coming into force (such as those introduced by the US Department of the Treasury and the European Union) failing to prepare for a quick recovery from a cyberattack could mean serious financial penalties.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex, and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation initiatives. Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
Våra två säkerhetsexperter Chung-wai Lee och Håkan Nohre diskuterar aktuella hot som Ransomware och mer avancerade attacker, och vad man bör tänka på för att skydda sig. Vi berättar om en kund från fastighetsbranschen som blev attackerad och hur de hanterade IT-incidenten.
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Published By: MalwareBytes EMEA     Published Date: May 10, 2019
Ransomware has taken the world by storm. CryptoWall extorted an estimated $18 million, and WannaCry locked up more than 230,000 computers across the globe in 2017. Companies of all sizes are sitting up and taking notice. Even brands with a strong security investment have fallen victim. We’ve seen ransomware cripple businesses: nearly 19% of businesses stop operations immediately after discovering a ransomware attack.1 Hospital emergency rooms forced to turn people away; global shipping logistics experience massive disruption; and even a summer blockbuster movie held up for ransom. The FBI estimates ransomware is now a billion-dollar business. Ransomware has been around for a while, and it has spiked in recent years. It secured 5th place as the most common variety of malware in 2017, up from 22nd place in 2014.2 Originally ransomware targeted individuals and was considered a consumer nuisance. It has now become a business menace.
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Published By: Google     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
No one in today’s highly connected world is exempt from security threats like phishing, ransomware, or denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Certainly not Google. Google operates seven services with more than one billion active users each (including Google Search, YouTube, Maps, and Gmail). We see every type of attack, bad software, and bad actors—multiple times a day—and we’re proud of what our people, processes, and technology do to stop them. Google has published more than 160 academic research papers on computer security, privacy, and abuse prevention and has privately warned other software companies of weaknesses discovered in their systems. Within Google, we enforce a zero-trust security model, which monitors every device on the internal network.
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Published By: BeyondTrust     Published Date: Apr 11, 2019
The WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 crippled the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and disrupted a range of organizations across 150 countries. Despite being a relatively unsophisticated attack, WannaCry was able to make such a global impact due to preventable vulnerabilities that had largely gone unaddressed. There were many more attacks in 2017, including high-profile breaches at Uber and Equifax, where heeding cyber-security recommendations may have reduced the impact and fallout. The scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks is not slowing down – ranging from phishing scams to cryptocurrency-based cyber-attacks, to statesponsored attacks on industrial control systems. These attacks present an ever growing challenge and serve as a reminder that organizations cannot afford to be complacent in the face of cyber threats. We’re living in a time when cyberattacks are a matter of when, not if, and security professionals must focus on mitigating their extent and damage.
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Email remains the biggest entry point into your healthcare organization, and with medical records at least 10X as valuable as credit cards, potential payoffs are high. Security threats are real and debilitating – they can even affect patient care – and they aren’t going away anytime soon. Watch the Anatomy of an Email-Borne Attack webinar where we'll paint the current healthcare threat landscape for attacks and demonstrate an actual live hack. You will learn: Why and how the healthcare threat landscape is evolving How your email can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack Attacker methodologies and the tactics and tools being used to exploit your users How to enhance email security and improve overall cyber resilience
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Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs. Consider these facts: ? Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015 ? The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016 ? The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016 This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
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Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses.
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Published By: Juniper Networks     Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"This Ovum white paper is sponsored by Juniper Networks. It reveals that organisations need to update and upgrade their cybersecurity postures to defend themselves against today's threats. More than 80% of organisations in Asia are not protected against today's threats. Many of them depend on security investments made years ago, which cannot defend against new and emerging threats. The arrival of new technologies including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobility, bring your own device (BYOD), and social media have massively increased attack surfaces and expanded the threat landscape. Over the past two years, there has been a global infestation of ransomware attacks, which have wrought destruction across a growing number of businesses. Crypto-jacking, attacks on critical infrastructure, and data exfiltration are now commonly affecting businesses and consumers alike. The financial impact of these attacks is increasing rapidly and has already cost some organisations hundreds o
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Juniper Networks
Published By: Crowdstrike     Published Date: Apr 23, 2020
As headlines continue to remind us, especially in the wake of the current global crisis, ransomware remains a significant threat from cybercriminals and nation-state actors that are constantly working to increase their malicious capabilities. It requires a combination of elements to adequately protect your organisation against ransomware. Read this whitepaper to understand evolution of ransomware, actors behind it and CrowdStrike’s next generation endpoint protection platform that uses an array of complimentary prevention and detection methods, including the following: - Machine learning - Exploit blocking - Indicators of Attack (IOAs) - Automated threat analysis
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Published By: Crowdstrike     Published Date: Apr 23, 2020
All organizations can be the target of ransomware. Although big game hunting is on the rise – where ransomware operators target large enterprise organizations to gain huge payouts, ransomware is frequently aimed at small & medium-sized organizations, which are often more vulnerable to attacks. Small businesses are targeted for several reasons, from money and intellectual property (IP) to customer data and access. Smaller organizations face different challenges than larger ones, and they also know that smaller organizations often face the same threats and need the same standard of protection. This paper explains the impact of ransomware on small and medium-sized organizations, explores factors that lead to increased vulnerability and offers advice on how to protect and secure your organisation with a next generation endpoint protection platform that uses an array of complementary prevention and detection methods to fight against constantly shifting ransomware techniques.
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Published By: Hitachi Vantara     Published Date: Mar 20, 2018
Digital transformation is disrupting traditional, tried-and-true business process and leaving many enterprises scrambling for alternatives. Although the customer remains king for business success, data is quickly becoming an organization’s most strategic asset for reaching, interacting with and retaining customers. With ransomware attacks on the rise, a strict regulatory environment, and nimble, competitive upstarts entering the market, protecting and extracting value from your most strategic asset is a business imperative — and a formidable challenge.
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Relying on outdated solutions like Symantec Email Security (formerly MessageLabs) to defend your organization from email-borne attacks may be risky. Others in this position have suffered from spear-phishing, ransomware and even impersonation attacks. To effectively defend against these advanced threats you need the latest protection techniques – something Mimecast delivers to tens of thousands of organizations already. Join us for this 30 min webinar to learn: • The damaging effects of ransomware, spear-phishing and impersonation attacks • What defensive strategies and technologies you should employ • Why your current Symantec Email Security solution may not be up to the task • How to enhance your email security and overall cyber resilience
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 16, 2018
Email. You use it constantly. And it’s the number-one application to keep your organization functioning, lines of communication flowing, and productivity seamless. Organizations need email to stay up-and running all the time. After all, it’s supposed to just work, right? This is where trouble often sets in. Cybercriminals use email constantly, too. It’s the number-one vector used to initiate attacks like malware delivery (think ransomware), impersonations and phishing attacks. In fact, almost 90% of organizations* have seen the volume of phishing attacks either rise or stay the same over the past 12 months. Internal threats have also been on the rise: Most organizations have encountered internal threats driven by careless employees (88%), compromised accounts (80%) or malicious insiders (70%) over the last year.
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