Results for: ransomware

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: LockBit Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: LockBit Ransomware Threat

The LockBit ransomware group has become the top ransomware group based on its volume of attacks in recent months. They are utilizing a new phishing email tactic by disguising the malware as copyright claim and creating a bug bounty program. Once...

/ July 4, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Black Basta Ransomware Group threat

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Black Basta Ransomware Group threat

The Black Basta ransomware group is revamping an older malware known as Qbot, Qakbot and Plinkslipbot to exploit the Microsoft Exchange Server. A successful attack will allow threat actors the ability to gain target network access, collect critical personal information,...

/ June 24, 2022
Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 6 Comments
XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

  Recently Adam Khan, VP of global security operations at Barracuda MSP, sat down with Jay McCall of XaaS Journal to discuss the constantly evolving threat of ransomware. If you do not know who Adam is, he has more than...

/ May 10, 2022 / 5 Comments
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 9 Comments
Survey finds SMBs that lack incident management may not survive ransomware

Survey finds SMBs that lack incident management may not survive ransomware

A survey of 1,200 small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) finds nearly half would not survive a ransomware attack that caused their data to become inaccessible for three days, while 75 percent said they expect they might survive anywhere from three...

/ April 20, 2022
2022 Cybersecurity Outlook, Part 2: Talent Gap, Ransomware, Healthcare

2022 Cybersecurity Outlook, Part 2: Talent Gap, Ransomware, Healthcare

This week, Smarter MSP continues our discussion with Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, a cybersecurity specialist and computer science faculty at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Key discussion points include specific cybersecurity challenges Canadian businesses need to be paying attention to...

/ December 29, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackMatter Ransomware

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackMatter Ransomware

The FBI, CISA, and NSA have released a joint advisory about the BlackMatter Ransomware gang. This group has been gaining traction with their attacks since July 2021 and claims to be the successor of the Darkside and REvil ransomware groups....

/ November 9, 2021
How hackers use phishing in ransomware attacks

How hackers use phishing in ransomware attacks

Phishing attacks work because people like to click on things. Hackers carefully tailor attacks to their victims by collecting publicly available personal information about them and playing to their sense of urgency to get a response. The attackers only need...

/ October 12, 2021 / 1 Comment
The PT BUZZ Podcast: Tips for ransomware protection

The PT BUZZ Podcast: Tips for ransomware protection

PT Services is excited to kick off a new podcast series called the PT Buzz. Over the next few months, we’ll be checking in with different subject matter experts from Barracuda MSP, as we take a deeper dive into issues...

/ September 13, 2021 / 1 Comment