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Here"s why tape could be your best shot at defeating ransomware

Ransomware isn't going anywhere, so businesses need contingencies. Can tape be the silver bullet?.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 25th, 2022

Prioritize patching vulnerabilities associated with ransomware

A threat research from Cyber Security Works (CSW) has revealed a 7.6% increase in ransomware vulnerabilities since the publication of the Ransomware Spotlight Report in January 2022. In the last quarter, ransomware attacks have made mainstream headli.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 19th, 2022

Ransomware Attackers Get Short Shrift From Zambian Central Bank

Zambia's central bank said it refused to pay ransom to a group known as Hive that was behind a cybersecurity breach that caused minimal damage to its systems. From a report: "All of our core systems are still up and running," Greg Nsofu, information.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 18th, 2022

5 critical questions to test your ransomware preparedness

I’m a pentester – that is, a professional penetration tester. Some call me an ethical hacker, a white hat, or red teamer. In the heat of the moment, I’ve been called much worse – because I’ve spent countless hours attacking organizations li.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 18th, 2022

Cardiologist charged for use and sale of ransomware

The US Attorney’s Office is charging a Venezuelan cardiologist with attempted computer intrusions and conspiracy to commit computer intrusions. The charges stem from his use and sale of ransomware, as well as his extensive support of, and profit sh.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

Ransomware Gang Threatens To Overthrow Costa Rica Government

A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. From a report: Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

Kids 5 to 11 get FDA OK for COVID-19 booster doses

CDC is expected to review boosters later this week and endorse their use. Enlarge / A boy gives a nurse a high five before receiving a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site for 5-11 year-olds at Eastmonte Park in Al.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

79% of organizations have activated a disaster recovery response within the past 12 months

Zerto recently commissioned IDC to conduct a major ransomware and disaster preparedness survey, which revealed that 79% of respondents have activated a disaster recovery (DR) response within the past 12 months. 61% of these incidents were triggered b.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 16th, 2022

Ransomware gangs are evolving in new and dangerous ways

While digital technology is growing at a rapid pace, ransomware gangs and their methods continue to develop at an aggressive rate as well......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Why are DDoS attacks so easy to launch and so hard to defend against?

DDoS attacks are an underappreciated residual risk for most organizations today. While most people are concerned about ransomware, it typically takes a ransomware attacks months to develop, whereas DDoS attacks are very sudden and may result in a com.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Ransomware gangs adopt new techniques to avoid detection

Ransomware operations have transformed from their clandestine beginnings to become fully-fledged businesses......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Nebulon enables 4-minute ransomware recovery on Lenovo ThinkSystem rack server edge deployments

Nebulon announced 4-minute ransomware recovery on Lenovo ThinkSystem rack server edge deployments. With this announcement, Nebulon provides enterprises with a Lenovo-based 2-server cluster alternative for their edge data centres with near-instant rec.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Nasuni Ransomware Protection defends critical business data against ransomware attacks

Nasuni announced Nasuni Ransomware Protection, a new add-on service to the latest release of the Nasuni File Data Platform that offers an in-line ransomware edge detection capabilities for file data. The new service gives businesses greater confidenc.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 12th, 2022

One particle on two paths: Quantum physics is right

The double-slit experiment is the most famous and probably the most important experiment in quantum physics: individual particles are shot at a wall with two openings, behind which a detector measures where the particles arrive. This shows that the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 11th, 2022

Ransomware works fast, you need to be faster to counter it

Since the pandemic hit and organizations had to quickly adjust to widespread remote work and stand up hybrid environments, ransomware gangs have been having a field day. In this video for Help Net Security, Chuck Everette, Director of Cybersecurity A.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 11th, 2022

An offensive mindset is crucial for effective cyber defense

As ransomware attacks continue to increase and cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, the federal government has implemented a more proactive approach when it comes to cybersecurity. As evidenced by its stated strategy to adopt a zero trust.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 11th, 2022

Zerto enhances ransomware recovery capabilities to address a wide range of data protection issues

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, released a series of major product updates, bringing its ransomware recovery capabilities to the leading cloud providers so organizations can recover in minutes at scale to seconds before an attack. The en.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 11th, 2022

Illinois College, Hit By Ransomware Attack, To Shut Down

Lincoln College is scheduled to close its doors Friday, becoming the first U.S. institution of higher learning to shut down in part due to a ransomware attack. From a report: A goodbye note posted to the school's website said that it survived both Wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 9th, 2022

As hurricane season approaches, experts say to beware of more rapidly intensifying storms

Maggie and Mike McKinney, their pets and a friend sought refuge in a bathroom of their home in Florida's Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018 with three shot glasses and a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 9th, 2022

One of the top US agriculture firms has been hit by ransomware

No word on ransom demands for AGCO, but delays could hit peak US planting season......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 9th, 2022

Apple highlights ‘Shot on iPhone’ images created with photo fusion editor app

Every now and then, Apple commissions artists to create stunning Shot on iPhone images. This time is no different, as the company asked graphic designer Gaia Barnatan to fusion some Shot on iPhone images with a powerful editor app, available for the.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 8th, 2022