A rush by some media outlets to attribute a late-2018 alleged Ryuk ransomware infection at Tribune Publishing to North Korean attackers appears to have been erroneous, as many security experts warned at the time. Rather, cybercrime gangs appear to be using Ryuk, according to researchers at McAfee and Coveware.
Good news for many victims of GandCrab: There's a new, free decryptor available from the No More Ransom portal that will unlock systems that have been crypto-locked by the latest version of the notorious, widespread ransomware. But the ransomware gang appears to already be prepping a new version.
Ransomware victims who opted to pay for the promise of a decryption key forked over an average of $6,733 in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware. It says strains such as SamSam and Ryuk, which demand higher-than-average ransoms, are increasingly common.
The 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management (BCM) sponsored by IBM, analyzes the financial and reputational benefits of having a BCM program in advance of a data breach.
According to the research, BCM programs can reduce the per capita cost of data breach, the mean time to identify...
Cyber-resilience combines the best practices from IT security, business continuity, and other disciplines to create a business strategy more in line with the needs and goals of today's digital business.
Download this white paper and learn:
How digital transformation is breaking down the traditional safeguards...
A business disruption caused by cyberattacks corrupting your critical data and configurations of your systems can be as damaging to an organization's financial well-being and reputation as data theft or a complete IT outage.
This can be especially true when cyberattacks involve data encryption or malware...
Criminals wielding crypto-locking ransomware - especially Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Global Imposter, but also SamSam - continue to attack. Insurance firm Beazley says cyber claims for ransomware have increased in recent months, with the healthcare sector hardest hit.
An Iowa eye clinic and its affiliated surgery center recently recovered from a ransomware attack on their common systems within one day and without paying a ransom. This case offers important reminders to other healthcare entities and their vendors about advance planning.
Banks are working harder than ever to address the threats posed by money launderers, fraudsters and cyber attackers. Often, these three groups are one and the same.
Wouldn't it make sense for the teams in your bank facing these threats to work together more closely? We think the answer lies in an intelligence-led...
The biggest challenge for any critical infrastructure facing potential cyberattacks is devising ways to maintain business continuity, says cybersecurity specialist Prashant Pillai, who calls for building resilience into network design. He'll be a speaker at ISMG's Security Summit: London, to be held Oct. 23.
A Canadian home healthcare provider says it was able to recover from a recent ransomware attack without paying a ransom, but it had to revert to manual processes for several days. The incident illustrates the value of being well prepared to deal with cyberattacks.
Scotland's Arran Brewery fell victim to a Dharma Bip ransomware attack that infected its Windows domain controller and crypto-locked files and local backups, leading to the loss of three months' worth of sales data. The brewery refused to pay the attackers' two bitcoin ransom demand.
IT needs to be able to respond fast in an emergency, such as a natural disaster, or malware, security breaches, cyberattacks, and ransomware extortions that result in outages.
Download this white paper to ensure your hybrid cloud is still available in the event of catastrophe by:
Decoupling applications from...
A recent incident involving a chronic care management company spotlights how paying a ransom to recover decryption keys from ransomware attackers can put sensitive data at additional risk. Security experts offer insights on how to prepare for the many challenges posed by attacks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an update on how Russian bots and trolls are spreading misinformation on vaccines via social media - and the public health impact of the campaign. Plus: Tips on disaster recovery, internet of things security.