Ransomware

5 steps to stop Ransomware as a Service in its tracks

The UK government’s annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey has revealed that 50% of businesses have faced a cyberattack or breach in the past 12 months. It’s a dangerous world out there, and one small slipup can be extremely costly. Organisations are doing their best to reinforce their digital walls, but it’s a constant arms race; […]

Ransomware hackers calling parents from their Children mobile phone numbers

A concerning trend has emerged, revealing the extent to which criminals perpetrating ransomware attacks are willing to go to extract money from their victims. Charles Carmakal, CEO of Mandiant, now under Google’s ownership, highlighted one such alarming scenario during the Google Security Threat Intelligence Panel at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. According to Carmakal, […]

Dealing with Stolen Data in Ransomware Attacks: A Comprehensive Guide

In today’s digital age, ransomware attacks have become increasingly prevalent, posing significant threats to individuals and organizations alike. These malicious attacks encrypt valuable data, rendering it inaccessible until a ransom is paid to the perpetrators. However, the danger doesn’t end there. In many cases, cyber-criminals also steal sensitive information before encrypting it, threatening to expose […]

Most of the ransomware incidents invite lawsuits in the United States

A recent survey conducted by Comparitech revealed that in 2023, one out of every five ransomware attacks resulted in legal action, with approximately 123 cases filed. This alarming trend suggests a significant rise in litigation stemming from cyber incidents, with many cases from the previous year still pending reporting. Examining data from the past five […]

Crafting an Airtight Security Posture Against Ransomware Threats

In an age where cyber threats loom large, ransomware attacks have emerged as a significant concern for individuals and organizations alike. These malicious attacks, which encrypt valuable data and demand a ransom for its release, can wreak havoc on businesses, causing financial losses and reputational damage. To safeguard against such threats, it’s essential to adopt […]

Ransomware testing being done on developing countries

In recent times, our attention has been drawn to ransomware attacks targeting both public and private entities. However, a new concern has emerged: ransomware testing. According to a report from cybersecurity firm ‘Performanta’, hackers are conducting ransomware tests in developing regions such as Africa, Asia, and South America before setting their sights on Western countries. […]

More companies refuse to pay ransom in 2024

In 2024, a significant shift in corporate response to ransomware attacks has emerged, reflecting a resolute stance against capitulation to hackers’ demands for ransom payments. Coveware, a notable cybersecurity firm, has underscored this trend, revealing that merely 28% of affected companies opted to pay ransom in the initial quarter of the year, with the majority […]

Can Ransomware Gangs Be Neutralized? Exploring Strategies to Combat Cyber Extortion

In recent years, ransomware attacks have emerged as one of the most pervasive and damaging cyber threats, with criminal gangs employing sophisticated tactics to extort money from individuals, businesses, and even government entities. As the frequency and severity of these at-tacks continue to rise, the question arises: can ransomware gangs be neutralized? While the task […]

Possible Cyber Attack on 911 of 4 American States

The 911 emergency services experienced a significant outage in four states—Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and Nevada—sending shockwaves through the affected communities. Speculation points to a cyber attack orchestrated by Chinese intelligence, targeting all 50 states. However, only nine states were impacted, with four officially confirming the disruption. Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Florida are still […]

Nexperia Ransomware attack and some details about American hackers spreading ransomware

Nexperia, a leading manufacturer of silicon-based processors, recently fell victim to a ransomware attack, potentially exposing sensitive information to cybercriminals. The Netherlands-based company, which receives official funding from China, experienced a file-encrypting malware assault on April 12, 2024, impacting its production servers. The attack, attributed to a newly emerged ransomware group called Dunghill Group( DARK […]

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