Tag: ransomware

Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Global consulting firm Accenture was recently hit by a ransomware attack that was allegedly carried by the ransomware group, LockBit. In response, SKOUT Managed XDR (now a Barracuda offering) has updated their threat intelligence to include key indicators of compromised...

/ September 7, 2021 / 2 Comments
The new type of ransomware: Fake ransomware

The new type of ransomware: Fake ransomware

According to ThreatPost, ransomware has seen a significant uptick so far in 2021, with global attack volume increasing by 151 percent for the first six months of the year as compared to the first half of 2020. Businesses owners are...

/ August 25, 2021 / 2 Comments
Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

As businesses continue to suffer millions in losses from ransomware and other hacks, experts have repeatedly pointed to security awareness training as one of the most effective – and cheapest – tools for an MSP to wield against these types...

/ August 11, 2021 / 1 Comment
Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

In the newest episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, our hosts sat down with Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda Networks, to advise how MSPs can best establish a cybersecurity defense against ransomware attacks. You might remember that in our...

/ August 10, 2021 / 1 Comment
Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

With a seemingly sudden rash of successful ransomware attacks in recent months, it didn’t surprise some cybersecurity experts warning about the next cyberattack event. “When I first heard about the ransomware wave, I looked at the calendar and said `oh...

/ August 4, 2021 / 1 Comment
SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

For much of ransomware’s evolution, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have failed to embrace the idea that they are ransomware targets. After all, why target an SMB when Fortune 500 companies have the much deeper pockets? Seemingly, a hacker...

/ July 15, 2021 / 2 Comments
Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Disaster recovery (DR) is the only real defense against ransomware attacks. However, a recent survey of 150 technical and business decision makers from organizations with more than 150 employees, conducted by cloud hosting services provider iland, suggests most organizations are...

/ July 8, 2021
A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

We are midway through 2021, so now is an excellent time to stop and take stock in the cybersecurity landscape, both where we’ve been and where we are going. I talk to scores of cybersecurity experts each month, which has...

/ July 7, 2021 / 6 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. This form of malware is designed to encrypt a victim’s network data and hold it hostage until the requested ransom is paid. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen a steady stream of ransomware attacks...

/ June 15, 2021
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021