Tag Archives: ransomware

ESET Threat Report: Ransomware and password guessing top cybersecurity threats

Ransomware surpassed the worst expectations in 2021, with attacks against critical infrastructure, outrageous ransom demands and over USD 5 billion worth of potential bitcoin transactions in the first half of the year alone. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) attack numbers from the last weeks of T3 2021 broke all previous records, amounting to a staggering yearly […]

You’re safe from ransomware – if you have R6.4bn lying around

Ransomware attacks have massively increased since the start of lockdown. Here’s what you need to know to protect your company. When hackers targeted Transnet’s computer systems in late July this year, logistics at major ports ground to a near-halt for the second time in a month (following the protests and looting) as the company was […]

Cisco Talos Finds Nearly 70% of Ransomware Attacks Result from Cybercrime Tools Widely Available for Purchase

Known as ‘Commodity Trojans’, ransomware attacks often available on the Dark Web are effective against systems with patching and endpoint vulnerabilities. Between late 2020 and early 2021, actors targeted industries including education, healthcare, energy and utilities, government, and more. Cisco Talos Incidence Response has been responding to a growing number of incidents involving the Microsoft […]

Sophos Publishes 3-Part Series on the Realities of Conti Ransomware

Research Details the Day-by-Day Unfolding of a Human-Operated Conti Attack Using Fileless Ransomware, Background on the Ransomware’s Behaviors, and Defender Advice   In a new three-part series of articles, Sophos researchers and incident responders unveil what really happens when attackers break into an organization’s network with the intention of stealing data and launching a Conti […]

Cisco Reveals Top Cybersecurity Threats of 2020

Defending Against Critical Threats Report identifies migration to remote working and evolution of ransomware as key contributors towards diverse criminal activity Cisco has revealed the findings of its Defending Against Critical Threats Report, noting changes in criminal activity during 2020 and new methods of exploitation, arising as a result of the pandemic. During a year […]