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Ransomware
Examining the future of ransomware threats with Vectra’s CTO
As customers' valuable data move to the cloud, so will ransomware. What is the current landscape and what do we need to know?
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Ransomware
Businesses unprepared to defend against ransomware attacks
Ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but businesses are still largely unprepared.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report. 
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Ransomware
Secureworks reveals new information on BRONZE STARLIGHT threat group
New research from Secureworks has uncovered new information on the Chinese threat group BRONZE STARLIGHT and how they are using targeted ransomware to initiate complicated attacks.
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DDoS
Flashpoint unveils security offering for school boards
Flashpoint has released its K-12 risk management and security offering to provide school boards and education security practitioners with tools to recognise, prevent and manage cyber and physical threats.
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Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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More than 90% of cyber attacks made possible by human error
The data are clear, with cyberattacks on the rise in recent years and the cybersecurity situation increasingly complex. 
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Ransomware
Akamai researches top three internet security threats
Akamai Technologies has released three new research reports focusing on ransomware, web applications and APIs, and DNS traffic.
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Organisations in Singapore paying multiple ransom demands
80% of organisations in Singapore suffered at least one ransomware attack in 2022, compared to the 60% reported in 2021.
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Ransomware
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
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DDoS
Healthcare has 650% increase in ransomware attacks - report
Zscaler's annual ThreatLabz Ransomware Report reveals the healthcare and restaurant and food service industries had the biggest jumps in ransomware attacks.
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Malware
What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks on healthcare increased 94% in 2021
New research has revealed a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organisations within the healthcare sector during 2021. 
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Ransomware
Encryption: What it is, how it can help, and what to watch out for
When sending information on unprotected networks you leave your digital life, including bank and credit information, personally identifiable information and even social media login details, vulnerable to cybercriminals.
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks stabilise in April - NCC Group
The number of victims of ransomware attacks appears to have stabilised during April 2022, according to NCC Group. 
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
How zero trust can lead the battle against ransomware
SecOps teams champion a zero trust strategy to support the fight against the escalating risk of cybercrime and help monitor threat actors across a network.
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Malware
'Alarming' rise in ransomware threats - Verizon report
As criminals look to leverage increasingly sophisticated forms of malware, it is ransomware that continues to prove particularly successful.
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CERT NZ releases first Cyber Security Insights for 2022
CERT NZ has released Quarter One: Cyber Security Insights 2022, which offers an overview of reports about cybersecurity incidents affecting New Zealanders.
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APAC ranks third-highest region targeted by ransomware
Asia Pacific has ranked the third-highest region globally to be targeted by ransomware, according to cybersecurity firm Group-IB.
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Employees on the frontline of cyber defense - report
In the first quarter of 2022, employees found themselves more than ever at the frontline of cyber defense, according to a new report from Kroll. 
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APAC organisations fail to disclose ransomware breaches
85% of organisations in APAC were breached by ransomware at least once in the past five years, but only 28% publicly disclosed the incident.
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Ransomware
Alarming surge in Conti Ransomware Group activity - report
A new report has identified a 7.6 per cent increase in the number of vulnerabilities tied to ransomware in Q1 2022.
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Cloud
Ransomware hits 65% of organisations in Singapore
Next-generation cybersecurity firm Sophos has released its annual survey and review of real-world ransomware experiences in the State of Ransomware 2022.
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Ransomware
A third of companies paying ransom don’t recover data - report
Veeam's report finds 76% of businesses who are victims of cyberattacks paid the ransom to recover data, but a third were still unable to get their information back.