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Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Increased Nearly 200% In Q1 2019

Jordan Kadlec

According to a recent Malwarebytes report, ransomware attacks on businesses increased 195 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Moreover, compared to the first quarter of 2018, ransomware attacks on…

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DLL CryptoMix Exposes Ransomware Infection Method

Jordan Kadlec

As users become more and more aware of malspam (malware spam), or phishing emails, hackers are finding different ways to distribute ransomware. DLL CryptoMix is the latest example of ransomware…

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Arizona Beverages Hit With Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

Arizona Beverages (Arizona), one of the largest beverage suppliers in the United States, was hit by a massive ransomware attack last month. The ransomware, believed to be iEncrypt, was triggered…

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The Ever-Changing Role of the CISO

Jordan Kadlec

The Chief Information Security Officer, better known as the CISO, is a relatively new C-suite position that oversees a company’s information security program. As billions were affected by…

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Norsk Hydro Hit by LockerGoga Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest aluminum producers in the world, has been forced to switch to partial manual operations due to a ransomware attack. The company announced Tuesday that it was the…

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Cyber Attacks Are Costing Healthcare Organizations Millions

Jordan Kadlec

Cyber attacks on hospitals and healthcare organizations are becoming a regular occurrence, prompting cybersecurity to become a top priority for the industry’s leaders. In 2018, the average cost of a…

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Data Breaches on Financial Services Firms Increase 480 Percent

Jordan Kadlec

The number of data breaches reported by UK financial services firms to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increased 480 percent in 2018. The retail banking sector saw the largest percentage…

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Business Email Compromise Attacks Increase Nearly 500 Percent in Q4 of 2018

Jordan Kadlec

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks saw a 476% increase between Q4 2017 and Q4 2018. According to Proofpoint’s Quarterly Threat Report for Q4 2018, on average, companies targeted by BEC attacks…

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Dharma Crew Distributing Phobos Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

A new strain of ransomware has been attacking businesses throughout the globe since the middle of December. The ransomware, dubbed Phobos, is possibly named after the Greek god of fear and shares…

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