Security experts recently investigated offers made by ransomware actors to buy network accesses on the darknet, shedding light on the criteria cyber criminals use when selecting target companies to blackmail with their maliciously encrypted data.
Our support team recently dealt with a ticket which initially appeared to confound expectations. An email which had been retrieved from quarantine took an unusually long amount of time to be transferred to the user’s inbox. But there was an explanation for this that was as simple as it was convincing.
Already in its 17th year, IBM Security recently published its latest annual “Cost of a Data Breach Report”. The data referenced in the report was gathered independently by the Ponemon Institute. When compared to the previous year, the average total cost of a data breach rose by almost 10 percent from US$3.86 million to US$4.24 million.
Retarus has continued to grow impressively, even during the coronavirus pandemic. The fiscal year 2021, which ended in June, saw a revenue growth to more than 60 million euros for the first time. This represents an 11 percent increase over the previous year’s turnover and the seventh consecutive year of record results for Retarus.
The scale, sophistication and impact of phishing attacks have all reached unprecedented levels due to the work-from-home trend necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic. Seventy-four percent of all IT professionals surveyed in a recent study responded that their company had fallen victim to a phishing attack over the past year.