ransomware

October 20, 2017

SECURITY

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...

October 4, 2017

EDUCATION

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 […]

August 14, 2017

MANUFACTURING

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.

July 28, 2017

GOVERNMENT

You Thought Ransomware Was Bad

Attacks that lock systems and encrypt data are just the beginning.

July 26, 2017

SECURITY

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, […]

July 5, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

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 […]

July 1, 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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.

June 30, 2017

EDUCATION

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?