Conti is able to breeze through ransomware attacks in as little as three days thanks to a polished setup that has been years in the making: custom ransomware and tools, a disciplined working schedule and a business-like structure.
Sophos found that 64% of healthcare organizations chose to pay ransom after ransomware attacks in 2021, up from 34% in 2020, but only 2% of payers recovered all encrypted data.
Conti ransomware group has transformed from lone wolves into a globe-spanning pack of well-organized criminals disrupting and casting into disarray government entities, private organizations, and small and medium-sized businesses.
The FBI warned that BlackCat ransomware had compromised 60 organizations worldwide as of March 2022 and demanded millions in ransom payment. Alert linked BlackCat to the now-defunct BlackMatter ransomware group.
FBI's annual internet crime report says cyber crime losses increased by almost two-thirds while ransomware attacks remain the greatest risk to critical infrastructure organizations.
Devaluing data makes the information meaningless to bad actors regardless of how much data and which type of data is exfiltrated. This strategy prevents fraudsters from holding your data hostage during ransomware attacks — even if bad actors bypass your security measures, they can’t sell or expose the information.
New cloud-based data backup, protection and cybersecurity solutions that are compliant to the appropriate frameworks and certified will enable public sector agencies to maximize operational uptime and reduce the threat of ransomware attacks.
Mandiant analyzed data published from ransomware attacks and discovered that they exposed sensitive OT information that could be used to analyze targets to craft sophisticated attacks.
A new survey reveals deepening frustration with legacy IT vendors such as Microsoft, as supply chain attacks and ransomware attacks fed by vulnerabilities in their software become the "new normal.”
Ransomware groups have shifted from the automated, ‘spray and pray’ tactics of yesterday to highly targeted, human-operated ransomware attacks, carefully crafted to find and encrypt your data and cause maximum critical service disruption.