What the NHS could learn from 2017’s WannaCry attack

David Navin, head of healthcare and enterprise at Smoothwall, reflects on the lessons of the ransomware attack that affected more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and brought more than a third of NHS Trusts to a standstill. Read More

Ransomware and social attacks are top threats to cybersecurity

Ransomware attacks are the top cybersecurity threat to organisations and are now targeting business-critical systems, according to a new report from Verizon. Read More

2018 appears to be the year of ransomware: Extenua Q&A

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com spoke to the company’s CEO, Steve Visconti, about the rise of ransomware, the dark underbelly of Bitcoin and how Extenua’s Cloud2Drive configured with SilverShield can protect against ransomware. Read More

Ransomware attacks cost businesses £71m in downtime between 2017-2018

Datto Inc’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report says that in 2016/2017 ransomware cost European SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) £71 million in downtime-related costs, with the average ransom demand being between £350 and £1,407. Read More

Ransomware detections soar and banking Trojans, spyware, hijackers in vogue

The Malwarebytes Labs State of Malware report 2017 examines attack methods, malware developments, and distribution techniques used by cybercriminals last year. Read More

Watch: Rise of the amateur hackers – how ransomware-as-a-service is fuelling the cybercrime epidemic

There were 167 times as many ransomware attacks in 2016 (638 million) as 2015 (four million). Could off-the-shelf hacking tools be a big part of the reason? Read More

A rundown of ransomware master keys released so far

Whether through compassion or for less admirable motives, ransomware developers do in rare instances release master keys with which victims can recover their files, says David Balaban of Privacy PC. Here's a rundown of the keys released so far. Read More

NHS cyber-attack: cybersecurity experts reflect on the lessons

Several cybersecurity experts have shared with IFSEC Global their thoughts on the implications and lessons to draw from the global wave of ransomware attacks. Read More

Hotel pays bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms by ransomware infection

A four-star Austrian hotel has paid hackers a ransom free its systems from a ransomware infection after guests were locked out of their rooms. Read More

How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves Against Ransomware

Ransomware – a type of malware that encrypts a computer’s files and threatens to delete them unless money is paid – is causing havoc in a growing number of companies. Read More

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