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Barracuda report reveals evolving ransomware attack patterns

Barracuda has released its third annual threat research report on ransomware. Barracuda researchers identified and analysed 121 ransomware incidents that occurred between August 2020 and July 2021 and saw a 64% increase in attacks, year over year. Cybercriminals are still heavily targeting municipalities, healthcare and education, but attacks on other businesses are surging: Attacks on […]

Proofpoint’s State of the Phish Report reveals ransomware and phishing attack trends

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its seventh annual State of the Phish report, which explores enterprise phishing experiences and provides an in-depth look at user awareness, vulnerability, and resilience. More than 75% of surveyed infosec professionals said their organisations faced broad-based phishing attacks-both successful and unsuccessful-in 2020, and ransomware infections impacted 66% […]

Quantum partners with Veeam to deliver enhanced ransomware protection

Quantum Corporation has announced its ActiveScale S3-compatible object storage system has achieved Veeam Ready qualification for Object and Object with Immutability, extending Quantum’s market-leading security capabilities for enterprises storing and managing unstructured data. With this achievement for Quantum ActiveScale object storage, alongside Active Vault for its Scalartape libraries and the forthcoming snapshot feature for its […]

Powering up cybersecurity to protect CNI

Gareth Williams, Vice President – Secure Communications & Information Systems, Thales UK, speaks about risk management and fraud detection, outlining what enterprises, particularly in the financial sector, can do to encrypt their customer and employee data. With increasing automation and digitalisation, Critical National Infrastructure continues to be a key target for hackers. In fact, a […]

Organisations are never the same after being hit by ransomware, according to Sophos Global Survey

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its global survey, Cybersecurity: The Human Challenge, which reveals that organisations are never the same after being hit by ransomware. In particular, the confidence of IT managers and their approach to battling cyberattacks differ significantly depending on whether or not their organisation has […]

French IT giant, Sopra Steria, suffers Ryuk ransomware attack

IT services provider, Sopra Steria, has confirmed that it was hit by a ‘new version’ of the Ryuk ransomware that was ‘previously unknown to antivirus software providers and security agencies’. The French-headquartered company detected the cyberattack and made it public the following day. In a statement, Sopra Steria said it has made the virus signature of […]

Montreal’s STM public transport system hit with a RansomExx attack

Montreal’s STM public transport system is the latest victim of a ransomware attack that has affected its services and online systems.  In a statement on Twitter, STM said: “According to our initial analysis, the data of our customers and employees has not been affected. As soon as we became aware of the situation, we did […]

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria saw millions of cyberattacks in 2020

Kaspersky security solutions have reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) they have accounted for by the beginning of August 2020. These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the ‘grey zone’ programs that grow in popularity […]

SentinelOne expert on defending the endpoint in the age of remote working

With many employees now working from home, organisations are exposed to a vastly increased attack surface and must re-assess their endpoint security strategies to ensure they are equipped for this new environment. Tamer Odeh, Regional Director at SentinelOne in the Middle East, tells us how enterprises can best improve their endpoint security and why prevention […]

Honda confirms cyberattack which brought parts of its operations to a standstill

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a statement to the BBC on Tuesday that the attack took place on the Honda network on an internal server and that the problem was affecting its ability to access its computer servers, use email and otherwise […]

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