Category Archives: ransomware

Report: 56% of workers admit they’ve accidentally deleted cloud data

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more New research from Veritas Technologies highlights the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of enterprise cloud adoption. Not only did 56% of those surveyed […]

Report: 60% of orgs hit by ransomware-as-a-service attacks in the past 18 months

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According to a new report from U.K.-based cybersecurity company Sophos, ransomware-as-a-service attacks became more popular in the past 18 months. Of the hundreds of ransomware attacks Sophos investigated during that time, nearly 60% were perpetrated by ransomware-as-a-service groups. Such attacks, where one group builds the malicious code and sells it to another group to use in […]

Report: 91% of all bait attacks conducted over Gmail

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According to a report from Barracuda, 35% of organizations were targeted and had an average of three employee email accounts impacted by bait attacks; also, 91% of all bait attacks were conducted over Gmail. Bait attacks (also known as reconnaissance attacks) are a class of threats utilized by malicious actors looking to gather information from […]

Report: Privileged access management still absent in 80% of organizations

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Nearly 80% of organizations have not implemented — or have only partially implemented — a privileged access management solution. As organizations become increasingly internet-reliant and networked technical environments, they are faced with defending against evolving ransomware attacks. Early ransomware attacks primarily targeted organizational data; however, attacks are progressively overtaking systems and networks, which is especially […]

Former cybersecurity leader says U.S. government can improve cybersecurity for all

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Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity leader Christopher Krebs laughed off the question without comment at the IT Symposium hosted by research firm Gartner this week: “How would you prefer to be fired, in-person or via Twitter?” Krebs was famously fired by Donald Trump for disagreeing with claims of election fraud following the 2020 […]