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.
Remote workers save on coffee and commutes – but pay over $1mil more for a breach
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.
META malware attacks double in Q1 2019
The number of malware attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa in Q1 2019 has increased by 108% from Q1 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Report: C-level execs knowingly take cybersecurity risks, “hope nothing happens”
CEOs and business leaders understand the importance of cybersecurity but engage in risky behaviour regardless, research shows.
‘Ransomhack’: the newest threat to businesses?
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?
A third of businesses still prefer to pay ransom than invest in proactive security
Organisations are making costly decisions when it comes to ransomware, recent research by NTT Security reveals.
FBI releases IC3 Internet Crime Report for 2017
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.
EMEA ransomware attacks soared last year
Ransomware continued to cause EMEA organizations most problems last year, accounting for over a quarter (29%) of malware detections compared to the global figure of just 7%, according to NTT Security.