Ransomware – What it is, how to avoid it and what to do if it gets you
Ransomware has been all over the news since 2015. You’d think we would all know how to deal with it and the fad would be dying by now. Well, that’s...
Top 3 Future Cyber Threats For State and Local Governments
Law Enforcement evidence held for ransom, utilities taken offline and transportation derailed. All have happened in the last 12 months. Sometimes it feels like TV supervillains from our childhood have...
Securing the Digital Institute – Deakin University: A Case Study in Cyber Security Excellence
Ransomware and malware attacks have been capturing recent global headlines and like all industries, the education sector is vulnerable to this growing threat landscape. Although the full reputational and financial impact of these attacks are not known, it is a stark reminder of the significant cost that a malware outbreak can have on any organisation. Deakin University in Victoria, Australia supports the idea that tactical approaches to security are failing to provide the required […]
Manufacturers, Here’s What You Need to Know from the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report
It’s no secret that manufacturers are concerned about security. Recently, Cisco published the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), which reflects the changing security landscape for manufacturers and many industries.
You Thought Ransomware Was Bad
Attacks that lock systems and encrypt data are just the beginning.
How Adversaries Are Refining and Improving Ransomware in 2017
Once adversaries have found a method for breaching network defenses, stealing data, or otherwise generating revenue, they’ll continue to refine these tactics to avoid detection and improve effectiveness. Ransomware, one of the more high-profile tools leveraged by adversaries, has undergone this same evolution, as we explain in the Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report. Delivery, obfuscation, […]
The MeDoc Connection
Summary The Nyetya attack was a destructive ransomware variant that affected many organizations inside of Ukraine and multinational corporations with operations in Ukraine. In cooperation with Cisco Advanced Services Incident Response, Talos identified several key aspects of the attack. The investigation found a supply chain-focused attack at M.E.Doc software that delivered a destructive payload disguised […]
What the Nyetya Ransomware Attack Means for Banks
Today, the world is still reeling from another ransomware attack, referred to as Petya, NotPetya, Petrwrap, and GoldenEye. Cisco’s Talos Threat Intelligence Team identified this variant of malware as Nyetya.
Déjà vu: Cyber Criminals Launch New Ransomware Attack
Cyber criminals are making headlines again with a new ransomware exploit called Nyetya. Is your school, college, or university protected?