Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
Ransomware is here to stay throughout the UK's public sector and academic institutes - just as much as in the private sector. We have to admit that it's no longer a question of 'if' but rather 'when' and 'to what' extent your organization will be affected. Rather than hope it won't get you, let's explore all the...
Australian shipping giant Toll Group recently suffered its second ransomware outbreak of the year, with Thomas Knudsen, the company's managing director, branding the latest attack as being "serious and regrettable." But was it preventable?
If an organization fails to stop a ransomware attack, how does it recover the data? Backups, of course, are essential. But Peter Marelas of Dell Technologies says organizations should have a well-developed strategy for backups because attackers are increasingly targeting those systems as well.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
The UK Public Sector DNS Service is one of the NCSC's most widely deployed Active Cyber Defence capabilities across the public sector to date. The NCSC has partnered with Government Digital Services (GDS) and Nominet to provide the Protective DNS service.
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The gang behind Maze ransomware now lists 21 alleged victims on its website that it says have not paid a demanded ransom, including the Florida city of Pensacola. But Canadian construction firm Bird, which was listed as a victim, subsequently disappeared from the list.
11 Best Practices to Minimize Risk and Protect Your Data
By now, we are all too aware of the consequences of a data breach:
Loss of customer confidence
Potentially costly litigation
However, most organizations are not as familiar with how to prevent these attacks. They still spend...
Watch this live Q&A with Brian Hay, former detective superintendent from the Queensland Police Service and now executive director of Cultural Cyber Security, as he helps organizations understand and develop their business strategies to ensure the highest levels of security.
Your machine data has a record of all of the activity that takes place across your infrastructure. It's become the single most valuable asset in the enterprise, as the secrets to business optimization lie within the scores of microtransactions, including the ability to detect, investigate and respond to threats. And...
Now more than ever, chief information security officers (CISOs) are expected to weigh in on board-level decisions. In an increasingly competitive landscape, business acumen has become just as important as technical know-how, and executives rely on the CISO to map security programs to business objectives to promote...
With the goal of becoming an international university XJTLU needed to ensure that their website was high performing and available for users anywhere in the world. However, with infrastructure focused on campus, access to XJTLU's site was intermittent and slow for off campus users. This poor performance was magnified...