Ransomware has been a success story for cybercriminals, breaking records and wreaking havoc in an unprecedented wave of cybercrime. From nation-state threat actors to scrappy freelancers working on the dark web, ransomware is everywhere and it’s the most damaging risk that many businesses face. These 10 ransomware facts tell the tale of how ransomware has grown and evolved to become the cybercrime juggernaut it is today. After looking
US officials have been mulling new cybersecurity regulations for various types of businesses in the wake of the Solarwinds disaster and the recent ransomware incident at fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline. Although officials initially mused that the attack was from sophisticated nation-state threat actors, it was ultimately determined that the culprits were actually an unaffiliated major ransomware gang, DarkSide. Investigations showed
May 27th, 2021 by Amelia Paro These Clever Government Phishing Scams Can Quickly Ensnare Employees Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their phishing techniques, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t like to turn to their old favorites sometimes and a classic scam is enjoying a new life right now: fake messages from supposed government entities. From unemployment-related sham emails to bogus health department surveys, cybercriminals
May 20th, 2021 by Matt Solomon Make Sure You’re Running Cybersecurity Awareness Training at the Right Cadence Phishing risk has never been higher. 2020 was a record-breaking year for cybercrime and phishing led the way with a more than 600% increase. This was facilitated in part by an unprecedented increase in email volume. A sudden transition to remote operations combined with extended lockdowns and
April 30th, 2021 by Amelia Paro Booming Dark Web Markets Are Well Stocked with Passwords for Sale The perennial problem of password reuse risk is becoming more dangerous and the trail of that increased threat can be traced right back to the dark web. While the world economy may still be experiencing challenges, the dark web economy is running on all cylinders and the
May 13th, 2021 by Matt Solomo If You’re Wondering Which Industries Saw the Most Phishing Last Year, We’ll Tell You! Phishing emails are a fast road to ruin for businesses. These pernicious threats bring devastating consequences like ransomware in their wake. Experts estimate that 60% of companies go out of business after a successful cyberattack. Every employee and every industry is at risk of
April 15th, 2021 Remote Workforce Security Creates Unexpected Risks. Many Companies Learned That the Hard Way. In this series, we’ll be digging deeper into a few of the standout security findings of our annual analysis of the data breach landscape, The Global Year in Breach, 2021 Edition. Cybercrime and remote workers aren’t a great mix, especially when you add in some
May 28th, 2021 by Matt Solomon Malicious Insider Threats By Remote Workers Should Be On Your Radar As many organizations begin resuming normal, in-office operations, they’re making decisions about what the future of work will look like – and for many companies, the future of work is hybrid. Remaining ready for remote work is a popular option for both companies and employees.