Ransomware news stories
A third of companies paying ransom don’t recover data - report
Veeam's report finds 76% of businesses who are victims of cyberattacks paid the ransom to recover data, but a third were still unable to get their information back.
Ingram Micro Cloud adds Bitdefender solutions to marketplace
Ingram Micro Cloud has announced the expanded availability of Bitdefender solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
Zerto unveils updates to ransomware recovery capabilities
"Organisations face increased risks from the volume and sophistication of ransomware attacks prevalent today."
Anniversaries remind us to review identity risks
World Password Day provides a timely reminder for ordinary citizens and organisations to stop and think about the risks associated with digital identities.
Cybersecurity starts with education
In 2021, 80% of Australian organisations responding to the Sophos State of Ransomware study reported being hit by ransomware.
80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
"The proportion of victims paying up also continues to increase, even when they may have other options available."
Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before calling the insurer
The cyber threat landscape has always been worrisome, but today these concerns are heightened given an anticipated uptick in cyber-attacks from bad actors.
Absolute Software unveils ransomware response offering
The product is designed to enable organisations to increase strategic preparedness and accelerate endpoint recovery.
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
Evolution of ransomware reaches dangerous levels of sophistication
Ransomware is reaching new levels of sophistication with dangerous results, according to cybersecurity firm SLVA.
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
Four critical cyber attack prevention strategies in 2022
The growing threat of cyber adversaries loomed over organisations throughout 2021, and it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter March 2022.
Ransomware hones in on MSPs for bigger payout, report finds
Top MSP trends and insights have been revealed in the 2022 ConnectWise MSP Threat Report - the MSP industry guide focused on cybersecurity.
Cameyo launches business continuity service in Google Cloud
"Cameyo Rapid Recovery combines Cameyo’s expertise in delivering zero trust cloud desktops with the security of Chrome OS devices and Google Cloud."
Discovering ransomware resilience with Accenture's PoV report
The sudden surge of cloud and data transformation initiatives across various industries has promoted a wealth of positive growth opportunities and experiences for many organisations.
Ransomware payments hit new records as Dark Web leaks climb
The average ransom demand in cases worked by the Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 security consultants rose 144% in 2021 to $2.2 million.
Strong multi-factor authentication key to protecting critical infrastructure providers
"Having a ransomware mitigation plan is one step towards minimising risk, with phishing resistant MFA the key to keeping necessary accounts secure."
The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
Attackers using Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors
Attackers are using the Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors and profiling scripts to unpatched VMware Horizon servers.
Ransomware payments hit multi-million dollar highs
The average ransom demand in cases rose 144% in 2021 to US$2.2 million, while the average payment climbed 78% to US$541,010.
How to prevent ransomware devastation
The devastating effects of ransomware have grown over the past two decades from opportunistic to carefully orchestrated attacks.
1 in 5 businesses have paid or would pay a ransom for their data
Malware, ransomware and phishing are continuing to plague global organisations, 21% experiencing a ransomware attack in the last year.
Backing up your business is about more than preventing data loss
Backups are a crucial part of doing business - typically most crucial directly after the realisation that one wasn't done properly.