Results for: ransomware

Beyond ransomware: A look at other malware threats

Beyond ransomware: A look at other malware threats

There continues to be a lot of focus on ransomware and how it continues to infiltrate companies and institutions. But ignoring “good old-fashioned malware” – a catch-all term for a huge grab-bag of nasty stuff, including DDoS, credential swiping, bank account scraping,...

/ October 4, 2022
Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that it was hit by a devastating ransomware attack. LAUSD—the second-largest school district in the country, with more than 1,000 schools and 640,000 students—suffered the disruption just two weeks after the...

/ September 15, 2022
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
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malware and Ransomware Attacks For Ukrainian organizations

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malware and Ransomware Attacks For Ukrainian organizations

Threat Update In the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, security experts have been observing cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government departments with overwhelming levels of Internet traffic and data-wiping malware. Upon further analysis, the Ukrainian government has found software and tactics...

/ February 28, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackByte Ransomware Group Gaining Traction

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackByte Ransomware Group Gaining Traction

Threat Update The BlackByte Ransomware-as-a-Service group is quickly gaining traction by infecting and cryptolocking multiple companies. Reports regarding this ransomware in the wild have existed since July 2021. In response, the FBI and USSS (United States Secret Service) have issued...

/ February 15, 2022