Latest ransomware publications
The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.
Attackers continue to use the same methods that worked for them long before 2020: find a way in, then target privileged access to unlock doors.
Whenever we work with ransomware victims, we spend some time looking back through our telemetry records that span the previous week or two. These records sometimes include behavioral anomalies that (on their own) may not be inherently malicious, but in the context of an attack that has already taken place, could be taken as an early indicator of a threat actor conducting operations on the victim’s network.
Smartwatch manufacturer Garmin has confirmed that it fell victim to a serious cyber attack which knocked many of its services offline for five days.
The firm said some of its systems were encrypted by the incident, interrupting its website and call centres, including its ability to receive calls, emails and online chats.
Garmin Connect, the app that users of the company’s wearable devices rely on to sync and monitor their fitness activities, has been significantly hit since problems emerged on Thursday morning.
One in six firms met the demands of hackers last year by paying out ransoms, according to the “chilling” findings of a report on cyber crime.
The annual Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 6 percent of the 5,569 firms polled – and one in six of those attacked – had surrendered by paying a ransom following a cyber attack.