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Stopping the Ransomware of Things in its path
To stop the IoT becoming home to the RoT, a number of things need to happen; in two different spheres of human activity.
Unstoppable: Ransomware will evolve – here’s what you need to know
Endpoint protection company CrowdStrike says that ransomware attacks are going to evolve rapidly, making it difficult for organisations to defend.
Ransomware is getting worse. Here’s how to stop it
Sometimes victims pay the ransom and don’t receive the decryption key, or find that the key doesn’t work, or even find another demand for even more.
Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security
Offering reliable security solutions from a respected security vendor can be the difference that helps MSPs and ISPs build their brand.
What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017
Attackers are increasingly utilising non-malware attacks in an effort to remain undetected on organisations’ endpoints.
Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape
“Ransomware was a serious security problem throughout 2016. ESET takes no joy from having been on the right side of that prediction."
Datto celebrates massive year: 174% revenue increase & 100 new reseller partners
"We've had a lot of success in partners helping to share the word of the success and profitability they've had with Datto solutions as well."
ESET discovers a new decryption tool for Crysis ransomware
Since it first appeared, ransomware’s profitable business has grown rapidly.
Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox
Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals.
InfraScale equips partners with tools to beat ransomware disasters
"Partners need to be equipped with the knowledge to educate their clients about the pervasiveness of the threat and the characteristics."
Interview: Datto's 'phenomenal' channel growth puts business continuity in the limelight
Datto ANZ regional director James Bergl talks about backup and disaster recovery, how channel partners help drive protection for customers.
Kaspersky Lab says "stay fearless and don’t pay the ransom!”
"From a consumer perspective, what’s really important is that ransomware is reported to law enforcement agencies to help fight this threat."
The threatening cyber landscape of the Melbourne Cup
"As betting online becomes bigger and bigger business, virtual platforms are a cornerstone of the gambling industry."
Ransomware-hit businesses have bigger problems than they realise, expert says
“If cyberattackers got through your defences in the first place, chances are you have bigger problems with your security competencies."
Exclusive: Ransomware isn't hard to beat - here's how
Ransomware is a rapidly growing business - but it's also not hard to beat says SonicWall global evangelist Kent Shuart. He outlines how.
Dimension Data takes a closer look at mobile workforces and cybersecurity
“Because mobile users access the Internet on the go, they’re more vulnerable to attacks as they may not have the same level of security."
Email-based attacks by ransomware groups on the rise
That’s according to Symantec who has worked to block a number of major campaigns involving the files.
Office workers have ‘no confidence’ in their employer’s ability to protect them from ransomware
Employees are ignorant when it comes to ransomware and have no confidence in their employers, survey finds.
Ransomware exploit kits pose huge risk for unpatched organisations
Ransomware exploit kits are making it easier for attackers to target enterprises, because they're so simple to enact, Trend Micro warns.
Crypt888 ransomware evolving in an 'unusual' way, says AVG
Instead of evolving the strain's capabilities, Crypt888 developers instead experimented with languages and UIs, rather than changing the coding.
Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds
“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated."
Online credentials creating a gold mine for cyber attackers
Whether it is for account takeover, extortion/ransomware, or credential stuffing.
How to be the cat - not the mouse - in the fight against zero-day malware
Zero-day malware mutations can spell disaster for networks, as they can often get in completely undetected by traditional security protection.
Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure
Paying criminals is never a good idea, even when it seems expedient. Ransomware authors are under no obligation to give you back what you pay.