Threat intelligence from the first half of 2021 demonstrated a significant increase in the volume and sophistication of attacks targeting individuals, organisations, and increasingly critical infrastructure, according to the semiannual FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape report, a study by cybersecurity solutions Fortinet.
GUEST OPINION by Tilly Travers, Sophos: Even the most carefully planned ransomware attacks don’t always go according to plan.
In its latest research, Sophos warns the severity and damage that the REvil ransomware may inflict on organisations. The research also gives measures on how organisations can detect the attack and prevent further damage.
A cybersecurity researcher persuaded Ragnar Locker ransomware operators into thinking they were a cybercriminal and to offer a job. The researcher has released information on the gang’s payout structure, cash-out schemes, and target acquisition strategies providing a look behind the scenes into the real business of shadowy underground criminal syndicates - and the millions of dollars it brings in.
Australia is among the top seven countries where organisations have had their data exploited and leaked, with "double-extortion" and "ransomware-as-a-service" frequently used in 2020.
Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".
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