Results for: ransomware

Spring-cleaning checklist for defending against ransomware

Spring-cleaning checklist for defending against ransomware

Just like your home, your cybersecurity practices could use a spring-cleaning. It’s a great time to “dust off” you and your customers’ devices and data to ensure best practices are followed. Afterall, there is no greater mess than trying to...

/ April 5, 2024 / 10 Comments
Ransomware 2024: The new battleground is your data, not just your files

Ransomware 2024: The new battleground is your data, not just your files

Every year, cybercriminals devise new ways to steal credentials, access sensitive data, and disrupt business. In 2024, the most significant cybersecurity challenge may actually be overcoming a familiar threat: ransomware. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), ransomware activity was up...

/ April 2, 2024
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Rising concerns over ALPHV ransomware group

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Rising concerns over ALPHV ransomware group

In recent weeks, there has been a surge in cyberattacks attributed to the ALPHV ransomware group. Some of the group’s latest hits include attacks against Tipalti, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Clorox, McClaren Health Care, Fidelity National Financial, Five Guys, Estée...

/ December 7, 2023
Protecting your customers’ data in the age of ransomware

Protecting your customers’ data in the age of ransomware

There is a cybersecurity paradox in many organizations that MSPs should consider when working with prospects and existing clients. Most companies see cyber threats as their top concern and believe they have implemented sufficient protection and best practices to protect...

/ November 20, 2023
Essential tips and strategies for protecting against ransomware

Essential tips and strategies for protecting against ransomware

In September, MGM Resorts faced system outages (affecting hotel room keycard systems and slot machines) and service disruptions at its Las Vegas properties. Caesars Entertainment also reported suffering a data breach that revealed its loyalty program members’ Social Security and driver’s license...

/ November 16, 2023
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: History of the first case of ransomware

Tech Time Warp: History of the first case of ransomware

In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we look at the recent cybersecurity news out of Las Vegas sounds like something from Ocean’s 11, no matter whether your taste runs to Frank Sinatra or George Clooney: two of the world’s largest...

/ September 22, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackCat ransomware targets Microsoft Azure

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackCat ransomware targets Microsoft Azure

This Cybersecurity Threat Advisory reviews the latest movements of the BlackCat ransomware gang. They are using the Sphynx encryptor to target Microsoft Azure storage through a recently discovered vulnerability in Azure’s security infrastructure. The BlackCat (ALPHV) ransomware gang is using...

/ September 20, 2023
Two high-profile ransomware gangs targeting application vulnerabilities

Two high-profile ransomware gangs targeting application vulnerabilities

Since the start of the ransomware epidemic, cybercriminals’ preferred method of attack always been phishing. Email security and user behavior were not advanced as they are today, and people being careless about checking before they click led to many ransomware infections. These...

/ August 28, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Global ransomware campaign targeting MSPs

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Global ransomware campaign targeting MSPs

In the latest Cybersecurity Threat Advisory, we discuss The Play Ransomware Group, also known as PlayCrypt, who are currently waging a global cyberattack campaign against multiple managed service providers (MSPs). Their primary targets are midsize businesses in sectors like finance,...

/ August 24, 2023
Threat Spotlight: Reported ransomware attacks double as AI tactics take hold

Threat Spotlight: Reported ransomware attacks double as AI tactics take hold

In 2023, artificial intelligence and generative AI have dominated headlines, and their impact is starting to make its mark on ransomware attacks ― for example with AI-enhanced phishing attacks to gain access to target networks and AI-powered automation for greater reach. Over...

/ August 2, 2023