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Chester Wisniewski stories

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Ransomware ravages retail sector, with 75% increase in attacks
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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Globally, 77% of retail organisations surveyed experienced a 75% increase from 2020. This is also 11% more than the cross-sector average attack rate of 66%.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
Thu, 21st Jul 2022
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The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Thu, 14th Jul 2022
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Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Ransomware hits 65% of organisations in Singapore
Fri, 20th May 2022
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Next-generation cybersecurity firm Sophos has released its annual survey and review of real-world ransomware experiences in the State of Ransomware 2022.
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80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
Wed, 4th May 2022
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80% of Australian organizations were hit with ransomware in 2021, up from 45% in 2020, according to a new survey by Sophos.
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Ransomware black hole pulls in other cyberthreats to create one massive delivery system
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
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Ransomware's growing power is sucking other cyberthreats into its orbit, creating a unified and modular attack system, warns Sophos.
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Manufacturing sector hit hard by ransomware, but many refuse to pay out
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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Manufacturing and production companies are less likely to pay ransoms after being hit by ransomware, says Sophos' new report.
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Rise in cyberattacks, ransomware during COVID-19 boosts IT security skills
Tue, 14th Sep 2021
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Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise.
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Retail sector top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during pandemic
Fri, 13th Aug 2021
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Retail sector hit hard by ransomware and data-theft attacks during the pandemic, with extortion attacks on the rise, says Sophos.
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Ransomware recovery costs increase as businesses are hit hard
Fri, 7th May 2021
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Average ransomware recovery cost in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) has increased from US$1.16 million to US$2.34 million, more than doubling in one year.
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Ransomware recovery costs more than doubled in past year
Thu, 29th Apr 2021
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The average cost of recovery from a ransomware attack for businesses in Asia Pacific has more than doubled in the last year, says Sophos.
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Experiencing ransomware significantly impacts cybersecurity approach
Fri, 16th Oct 2020
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Ransomware hits organisations hard, impacting confidence and cyber attack strategies, reveals a new survey by Sophos. #Cybersecurity #Ransomware.
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Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
Fri, 20th Mar 2020
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As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.