Ransomware creates turmoil every day – for individuals and for enterprises. But there is encouraging news. Ransomware, by its very nature, tips its hand with characteristics that make it predictable and recognizable. These distinct features enable advanced security tools to detect and defeat ransomware before files are frozen and ransoms demanded.
Blockchain technology offers a more secure and reliable way of improving cybersecurity in organizations. This article discusses how blockchain-enhanced cybersecurity can help protect organizations from ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya.
When it comes to thinking about cyber-attacks, many of the folks running businesses are relying on a heavy combination of faith ("it won't happen to us"), reliance on cyber-insurance ("any losses will be covered"), and the unfounded belief that the long-term consequences won't be that bad ("if it does happen, we'll be back in business in no time"). Alas, every single one of those ideas is simply wrong.
A new Kaspersky report shows criminals are enjoying profit margins of up to 95% on some DDoS attacks. Attackers are also demanding a ransom from a target in return for not launching a DDoS attack, or calling off an ongoing attack. Ben Herzberg from Imperva tells us why you need to pay attention to these stats.
Malicious actors are wasting no time in kicking off 2017…in the past week we’ve seen an active and growing ransom campaign against over 10,000 unsecured Internet-facing data MongoDB instances. Here expert Jason Garbis explores this situation a bit more, and then takes a step back for some analysis.
As 2016 comes to close, we are faced with many questions about what to expect in the coming year. Will malware ridden homes become the norm? Will mobile payments continue to mature and find their place in major organizations? Will we see physical injuries as a result of digital attacks? Mandeep Khera of Arxan shares his predictions with ITSPmagazine.
You can increase the likelihood of successfully defending against—or at least mitigating the effects of—an attack, by understanding what happens at each phase of a ransomware attack, and knowing the indicators of compromise (IoCs) to look for.