Ransomware

There is a surge in fileless attacks designed to disguise malicious activity, according to a Trend Micro study. Detections of this threat alone were up 265% compared to the first half of 2018. Out of...
Sep 09, 2019
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Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged USD 4.7 million in the last fiscal year—with more than one in 10 firms losing over USD 10 million — according to a new report from The Cybersecurity...
Sep 05, 2019
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Cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface and are leveraging evasion as well as anti-analysis techniques as they become more sophisticated in...
Aug 20, 2019
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While most IT professionals are more confident about their email security systems than they were a year ago, email attacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses, according to key...
Jul 29, 2019
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As organizations strive to make their operations more agile in response to dynamic marketplace, they try to connect their Operational Technology (OT) systems to the Information Technology (IT)...
Jul 09, 2019
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In recent years, cyber security attacks have increased substantially and companies have to bear phenomenal losses to safeguard themselves from the clutches of security threats. The latest threat...
May 30, 2019
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37% organizations have been affected by cryptominers globally, followed by mobile malware (33%), botnet malware (18%), banking malware (13%) and ransomware (4%), according to Checkpoint’s Cyber...
Jan 29, 2019
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Ransomware is replaced as the cybercriminal tool of choice with cryptomining malware, according to Skybox Security’s Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report. In the last six months of 2017, ransomware...
Jul 19, 2018
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With ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, the average number of focused cyberattacks per organization has more than doubled this year compared to the previous 12...
Apr 18, 2018
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Indian businesses are at a risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits, according to Sophos’ India findings of its survey, The State of End-point Security Today. The survey...
Mar 15, 2018
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A latest Fortinet Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that attacks per firm increased over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating making it...
Feb 26, 2018
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There has been an increase in ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and BEC attempts over the past 12 months as cybercriminals refined and targeted their attacks for greater financial return, as per...
Feb 21, 2018
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Throughout the year in 2017, security has remained a priority for enterprises from all over the world. It will continue to remain so in the next year. According to Trend Micro's Security...
Dec 08, 2017
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As cyber attacks grow exponentially, meeting hackers' demands is not a guarantee that you won't be hit again, global cybersecurity firm McAfee has stressed, adding that giving in to hackers' demands...
Oct 09, 2017
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Kevin Simzer, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing speaks about Trend Micro's channel strategies and plans in APAC region   Could you please share your insights around major initiatives and...
Sep 18, 2017
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Fortinet today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that globally, as well as in Asia Pacific, poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application...
Sep 05, 2017
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As the government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an alert last weekend about the spread of a new ransomware called ‘Locky,' global cyber security firm Trend Micro on Monday said...
Sep 05, 2017
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Locky ransomware's re-emergence with new email distribution campaign has been touted as one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, zdnet.com reported.   The ransomware, once...
Sep 04, 2017
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“India is worst affected in Asia in Petya Cyberattack” went a headline. “ India worst hit by Petya in APAC, 7th Globally”, went another. There have been several stories in last one day in Indian...
Jun 29, 2017
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Ransomware keeps spreading globally, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for...
May 26, 2017
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Notwithstanding the havoc that it has wreaked throughout the world, the WannaCry ransomware has fetched, for the attackers, less than USD 65,000—that is approximately INR 40 lakhs. According to a...
May 16, 2017
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Ensure few messages are reiterated and additional precautionary measures are undertaken,including: Advisory to be released to all users on not opening emails from unknown sources Be...
May 15, 2017
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The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit computers across the world in the weekend, in what is being termed as one of the biggest global cyberattacks, has prompted the Indian government to issue...
May 15, 2017
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The 'Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques' was one among the most popular sessions at the RSA Security Conference 2017. As expected, ransomware and IoT insecurity made it to the top of the...
Feb 18, 2017
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Rashmi Knowles is Chief Security Architect at RSA. She works to promote the adoption of RSA's core technology with customers and drives thought leadership initiatives in EMEA. She has appeared on...
Feb 17, 2017
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No one forgets a breach.   In October 2016, what is being touted as the 'biggest ever breach of financial data in India', as many as 3.2 million debit cards were compromised. Of the cards breaches,...
Feb 11, 2017
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According to the 2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report, 2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals. Unlike in past years...
Feb 10, 2017
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It's neither a new movie nor an upcoming sitcom; it's all about the new variants of Ransomware spreading in the wild. However, at the time of writing this, there doesn't seem to be any relationship...
Nov 24, 2016
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“While attack sizes are decreasing, we continue to see an uptick in the number of attacks as launch tools grow increasingly pervasive and easy to use and monetize,” quotes the second Quarter, 2016...
Sep 17, 2016
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The year 2015 was rocked by a torrent of Ransomware attacks with CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, TeslaCrypt and Chimera making major headlines across the globe. This year too attackers continue to...
Aug 23, 2016
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IT will fight back against ‘the big hack’ in 2016, as per Spiceworks security survey. As per the survey, IT leaders believe that the responsibility for organization’s security is in their hands and...
Jul 08, 2016
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The biggest cost to businesses suffering from ransomware attacks is not the ransom but the downtime, says a new study commissioned by Intermedia. Employee downtime lasts for days and while prevention...
Mar 25, 2016
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Enterprises may be struggling to digitally transform themselves, but extortionists seem to have learnt the trick. Digital extortion—in the form of what is called ransomware—is now a real threat. And...
Sep 09, 2015
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