Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows. An analysis of 186 successful ransomware attacks against businesses in the United States in 2020 has shown that the companies lost almost US$21 billion due to attack-induced downtime, according to technology website Comparitech. Compared to … More Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

The Facebook-owned messaging service plans to roll out the feature to both iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. While users already had the option to back up their message history using cloud-based services, they will soon be able to store their backups end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), WhatsApp has announced. The introduction of the new feature … More WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe

All you need to know about preventing adversaries from exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerabilities in the Thunderbolt interface. In May 2020, Björn Ruytenberg, a computer security researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, announced the discovery of Thunderspy, a series of vulnerabilities in the Thunderbolt technology and interrelated scenarios for changing – including disabling – … More Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe