5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail – here’s what you can do today to minimize the impact of a potential ransomware attack in the future. While more concerted efforts from various anti-ransomware groups continue to bring pressure to bear on ransomware operators, successful attacks are still making the headlines. It’s not just large operators in … More 5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes

Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it seized around $2.3 million worth of bitcoin (BTC 63.7) collected in the BTC 75 payment for Colonial Pipeline ransomware. Does this mean Bitcoin … More Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

Ireland appeared to be shaken to the core by the recent cyberattack on HSE and the Department of Health, but once past the initial shock, is it time for an in-depth look at the Irish cybersecurity infrastructure and whether such attacks could not have been anticipated, detected or prevented. In 2017 the National Health Service … More What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

ESET predicts: Ransomware and fileless malware to present increased threat in 2021

After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way we live, work and socialize, we are likely to see an increased threat from ransomware and fileless malware in 2021, according to the latest trends report from ESET. Cybersecurity Trends 2021: Staying secure in uncertain times explores the predictions of experts from the global cybersecurity firm, revealing … More ESET predicts: Ransomware and fileless malware to present increased threat in 2021

US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers

Companies facilitating ransomware payments run the risk of facing stern penalties for violating US regulations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in ransomware attacks targeting the computer systems of organizations in various industries, with an increasing number of victims opting to pay the ransom in an effort to resume operations as soon as possible. … More US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers