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70% Ransomware Attacks Cause Data Exfiltration; Phishing Top Entry Point

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Email phishing is the leading entry point and attack vector for ransomware attacks. Meanwhile, data exfiltration occurs in 70 percent of all ransomware attacks. Reports reveal leading threat trends.

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70% Ransomware Attacks Cause Data Exfiltration; Phishing Top Entry Point

70% Ransomware Attacks Cause Data Exfiltration; Phishing Top Entry Point

Email phishing is the leading entry point and attack vector for ransomware attacks. Meanwhile, data exfiltration occurs in 70 percent of all ransomware attacks. Reports reveal leading ...

Ransomware attacks increasingly destroy victims’ data by mistake

Ransomware attacks increasingly destroy victims’ data by mistake

More and more ransomware victims are resisting the extortionists and refuse to pay when they can recover from backups, despite hackers' threats to leak the data stolen before encryption.

Ransomware payments are going down as more victims decide not to pay up

Ransomware payments are going down as more victims decide not to pay up

A higher percentage of ransomware victims are choosing not to give into ransom demands - but don't think that ransomware is going away any time soon.

Ransomware: The rise of Misfortune 500 businesses

Ransomware: The rise of Misfortune 500 businesses

The Misfortune 500 trend will only continue to grow in power. Ransomware gangs are now a massive operational threat, according to eSentire.

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software. “Sodin” and “Sodinokibi“) used their ...

Average ransom payment up 33 percent in Q1, Sodinokibi and Ryuk top variants

Average ransom payment up 33 percent in Q1, Sodinokibi and Ryuk top variants

The ever industrious and forward-looking groups behind the majority of ransomware attacks essentially reinvented the business during the first quarter of 2020 developing new tools and ...

Ransomware Payments Increase In Evolving Distribution of Enterprise Ransomware Variants

Ransomware Payments Increase In Evolving Distribution of Enterprise Ransomware Variants

During the first quarter of 2020 ransomware threat actors took advantage of the economic and workplace disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. A proliferation of new variants were ...

Targeted ransomware attacks – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

Targeted ransomware attacks – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

This year’s SophosLabs Threat Report is out. We talk targeted ransomware attacks, and in particular, SamSam.

Breaking Down Ransomware Attacks

Breaking Down Ransomware Attacks

What is ransomware and how do attacks work? The Crypsis Group provides tips on how organizations can prevent this type of cyberattack in the future.

The Rise Of Targeted Ransomware Attacks

The Rise Of Targeted Ransomware Attacks

What are the highly skilled cybercriminals up to?

FBI Alerts to Rise in Ransomware Attacks, Urges Victims Not to Pay

FBI Alerts to Rise in Ransomware Attacks, Urges Victims Not to Pay

Public and private sectors have seen a rapid increase in destructive ransomware attacks, which prompted the FBI to warn organizations about the hacking techniques and preventative security ...

Average Ransomware Payments Soared in the First Quarter

Average Ransomware Payments Soared in the First Quarter

Criminals extorting large amounts of money from big enterprises pulled up the overall average significantly compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, Coveware says.

Cybercrime black markets: Dark web services and their prices

Cybercrime black markets: Dark web services and their prices

A closer look at cybercrime as a service on the dark web and the spread of cybercrime black markets that facilitate all manner of illegal activity.

Ransomware: Average Business Payout Surges to $111,605

Ransomware: Average Business Payout Surges to $111,605

The average ransom paid by victims to ransomware attackers reached $111,605 in the first quarter of this year, up 33% from the previous quarter, reports ransomware

GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

As Companies Begin Refusing to Pay Ransomware Demand, Average Payment Declines

As Companies Begin Refusing to Pay Ransomware Demand, Average Payment Declines

According to Coveware, the average ransom payment in the last quarter of 2020 was $154,108, down 34% from the quarter prior.

The Ransomware Evolution Landscape Part 1 – The Rise of the Biggest Cyberthreat

The Ransomware Evolution Landscape Part 1 – The Rise of the Biggest Cyberthreat

First part of a series that looks at the evolution of Ransomware and how it has become the biggest cyberthreat to date due to the rise of Bitcoin.

Ashley Madison Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds

Ashley Madison Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds

A new extortion scam has targeted hundreds of users affected by the Ashley Madison breach over the past week.