For the healthcare sector where 34% of all organizations were hit by ransomware last year, cyber insurance may seem like a good investment. However, this may give many organizations a false sense of security.
Most ransomware attacks begin with some combination of phishing and social engineering. An enterprising ransomware gang in Nigeria appears to be skipping this messy step, simply making a direct pitch to employees to join in on the attack.
Far from sensationalizing ransomware attacks, our response should be to return to the basics of cybersecurity. This requires a converged IT-OT security strategy to limit damage and protect valuable assets.
Ransomware has quickly grown from an annoyance to a life-threatening problem plaguing organizations in all industries. Organizations should address the two most common attack vectors, open RDP on the internet and the human factor.
Hackers timed a supply chain attack to hit when IT workers were off duty. An attack on MSPs making use of Kaseya products is thought to have compromised at least 200 of that company's clients.
Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) is an emerging technology that has been constantly evolving and has come of age as a solution to stop ransomware attacks, including double extortion.
For organizations faced with highly sophisticated and targeted attacks from well-resourced cybercrime groups, standard AV and EDR platforms are of little use against ransomware.
Molson Coors filed a security incident with the Security and Exchange Commission acknowledging a cyber attack that took its systems offline, suggesting a ransomware attack.
Law firm associated with Donald Trump and half of Fortune 500 companies leaked 100 GB of confidential client information in a third-party data breach linked to Clop ransomware.