Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Attacks

There has been a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks and payments by organizations in 2019. Businesses of all types have been adversely affected by ransomware crippling productivity and consumer confidence. Technology leaders have now begun to plan for ransomware attacks, understanding that a paradigm shift from “If we get hit by ransomware” to “When we get hit by ransomware” is required.

By Lance Shaw Everywhere you turn, you hear about how important data is to your business. No one knows your business as well as you do – and what you do with that data to keep things running smoothly.  No matter the industry you are in, information that is quickly available while being properly managed […]

By Gregg Ogden Usually after a big incident. such as the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack, there’s a huge spike in awareness and a thirst for information about detection, prevention and recovery. But then the interest quickly subsides. Well, this time, we got hit with yet another global ransomware attack in the form of an old malware […]

By Gregg Ogden Apparently bolstered by the ‘success’ of the ‘WannaCry’ attack in May, ransomware cyber attackers have launched another wide-scale strike. This time they’ve leveraged the Petya strain, which uses an older style MBR (master boot record) virus for their nefarious objective – holding your data for ransom! Much like the WannaCry attack, it’s […]

By Matthew Magbee If you, like me, are responsible for disaster recovery and business continuity at a global healthcare organization, there are few things you dread more than a successful ransomware attack. The recent WannaCry offensive, which affected healthcare in the UK, demonstrated that. If your disaster recovery plan or data management platform are not up to […]

By Patrick McGrath News sources have been extremely active over the last week with emerging details of the ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attacks, using vulnerabilities taken from the National Security Agency of the United States. The impacts of the attacks are ongoing, with victims in more than 150 countries, including hospitals that have been effectively brought […]

By Commvault Your antivirus, anti-phishing and intrusion detection vendors all have their heads in the sand when it comes to data protection. And you need to protect yourself from their short sightedness! That’s one of the big the takeaways from last month’s Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore. And given last week’s unprecedented ransomware attack that affected […]

By Commvault Let’s talk about collateral damage and the innocent casualties of war. I’m not talking about Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria. I’m talking about the ‘WannaCry/WannaCrypt0r’ malware attack that attacked more than 150 countries and multiple utilities, government and healthcare institutions this past weekend. And, no, I am not trying to be cheeky or insensitive. This […]