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August 11, 2022
How Long Does it Take To Recover From Ransomware? How About a Year

The problem with using averages to project the damage caused by ransomware is that they tend to make us forget about the sizable number that fall outside this band.Downtime—how long it takes to recover from an attack—is an interesting case in point. Data company Statista estimates the average downtime after a ransomware attack against U.S. […]

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August 10, 2022
The ‘First Rule’ of Ransomware Negotiations

In some countries, kidnappings are so common that an entire industry of negotiators and consultants emerged to facilitate the exchange of ransoms and the safe recovery of victims. Many aspects of cybercrime are similar to crimes committed offline, so it should surprise nobody that ransomware negotiators not only exist, but have existed for long enough […]

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August 8, 2022
Cryptojacking and Ransomware

One form of ransomware quickly making a name for itself is cryptojacking. With this type of attack, bad actors work to take over any system with processing power for the purpose of harnessing it to mine for cryptocurrency.How Does Cryptojacking Work?Crypto, or coin mining, is a popular activity in which the person doing the mining […]

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August 5, 2022
Geopolitics Sparking a Rise in Linux-Based Attacks

The stereotypical profile of a hacker in his parents’ basement developing and launching attacks can officially be put to rest. The geopolitical nature of executing attacks against states or those supporting a state have taken a prime position in the arena of ransomware.Whether individual vendettas, hacker groups looking to exploit political situations for boasting or […]

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August 4, 2022
Does Having Cyberinsurance Make You a Target for Ransomware Attacks?

Buying cyberinsurance in case of a ransomware attack is a common action for organizations. But will the very fact you’ve taken that step make you more vulnerable to attack?That may have been the case with Wootton Upper School in Bedfordshire, England. The Hive Ransomware Group has successfully hacked the school and threatened to exfiltrate private student […]

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August 3, 2022
How Many Ransomware Victims Are Really Out There?

How many organizations across the world were successfully breached by ransomware in the last 12 months?Normally, blogs such as this rely on guesstimates to answer such questions, but now the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has helpfully crunched the evidence and come up with a very specific answer for the period between May 2021 […]

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