BlackMatter, a new ransomware-as-a-service affiliate program which describes itself as incorporating “the best features of DarkSide, REvil, and LockBit”, has launched with promises that it will not target non-profits, healthcare, defence, government, utilities or oil and gas.
This year’s Cost of a Data Breach report, put together by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, has found an annual increase of 10% in the cost of a breach, with a $1.1 million gap between breaches with or without remote work as a factor.
CEOs and business leaders understand the importance of cybersecurity but engage in risky behaviour regardless, research shows.
One of this month’s big headlines has been the emergence of “a new form of cyberattack” which leverages GDPR in its ransom demands. But what makes it different from previous ransom-based attacks?
Despite 2017 being a record year for breaches and putting cybersecurity in the spotlight, reported cybercrime losses actually decreased, according to the IC3 Internet Crime Report for 2017.