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Are Protection Payments the Future of Ransomware? How Businesses Can Protect Themselves

Ransomware has matured significantly over the previous decade or so. Initially thought to be a relatively basic virus that could be contained on a floppy disk, it can now damage global business infrastructures, stop healthcare systems dead in their tracks, mess with fuel supply networks, and disrupt transportation infrastructure. Its simplicity is what makes it so appealing to criminals. The attacks don’t have to be very sophisticated to cause significant harm and extort ransom payments.

How Healthcare Organizations can Secure Massive Unstructured File Data using Rubrik

The digitization of healthcare has caused an unrelenting growth trend in unstructured data, with no slowdown in sight. Patient records, lab tests, PACS imaging, and research data are now stored electronically and as the amount of healthcare data continues to skyrocket, so do data vulnerability and security risks.

The Call Is Coming from Inside the House: CrowdStrike Identifies Novel Exploit in VOIP Appliance

CrowdStrike Services recently investigated a suspected ransomware intrusion attempt. The intrusion was quickly stopped through the customer’s efforts and those of the CrowdStrike Falcon Complete™ managed detection and response (MDR) team, which was supporting this customer’s environment.

Threat Update: Industroyer2

The Splunk Threat Research Team (STRT) continues to monitor new relevant payloads to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe. One of these new payloads was found by the Ukranian CERT named “Industroyer2.” The name of this new payload references the original "Industroyer" malicious payload used against the country of Ukraine's power grid in 2016 and allegedly was able to affect a fifth of the power capacity of the city of Kyiv.

OT:ICEFALL: 56 Vulnerabilities Caused by Insecure-by-Design Practices in OT

It has been 10 years since Project Basecamp, a research project conducted by Digital Bond that investigated how critical operational technology (OT) devices and protocols were, to use the term they coined, “insecure by design.” Since then, we have seen hugely impactful real-world OT malware such as Industroyer, TRITON, Industroyer2 and INCONTROLLER abusing insecure-by-design functionality.

How to stop sophisticated ransomware attacks

The number and frequency of ransomware cyberattacks are growing every year. The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) recorded a 150% increase in 2020 alone and, as of last year, ransomware attacks have become the number one threat. Added to this, the recovery costs and downtime incurred can be up to 10 to 15 times higher than the ransom demanded by cybercriminals.

How Egnyte Built Snapshot Recovery to Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

As companies accumulate and store large amounts of business data in the cloud, data security and governance become a major concern. More than 16,000 companies use Egnyte to manage, secure, and govern their content. These businesses rely on the unified platform to keep their business running smoothly, because data loss due to ransomware attacks or accidental file deletion could have profound impacts on their bottom lines.