Should governments pay extortion payments after a ransomware attack?
When it comes to ransomware attacks this year, it’s been a tale of three cities. In May, the city of Baltimore suffered a massive ransomware attack that took many of its...
Unpacking the New Ransomware Attack
WannaCry was not the start nor the end of the ransomware wave. Get the details on the newest threat.
May 25th #CiscoChat Recap: Securing Your Network in the Age of #Ransomware Attacks
Maybe your users mistakenly clicked on a suspicious ad. Or maybe they were tricked into opening an email link. But no matter how it happened, here you are: Ransomware has encrypted your files, and you need to pay a hefty fee to get them back. It’s not just you: The attacks continue to proliferate — now approaching a $1 billion annual market — as they infect the computers and networks of entire organizations...
Ransomware Lessons for the Financial Services Industry
As long as there have been banks, there have been bank robbers. In the past, bank robbers may have held up bank tellers at gunpoint. Today, threats are less visible—but just as frightening. This weekend’s massive ransomware attack demonstrated just how pervasive, far-reaching, and devastating a cyberattack can be. What is ransomware? Even if you […]
WannaCry and Ransomware: How Manufacturers Can Reduce Risk
Friday, May 12 looked like a typical day for most folks as they went into work looking to finish off their day and head into the weekend. But as the day progressed, many organizations across the globe quickly realized that their TGIF was going to be spent dealing with a ransomware attack known as WannaCry. […]
Healthcare Organizations: What You Need to Know About the NHS Cyberattack
Today’s news of the cyberattack affecting healthcare organizations—including the National Health Service (NHS)—in the UK, is sobering. Sources are reporting that the ransomware attack has “crippled the health system’s ability to treat patients.” Thousands of non-emergency appointments have been canceled, and ambulances have been diverted to other facilities, leading the NHS to declare the attack […]