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Ransomware attack on IT service providers
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A data center owned by the Finnish IT service provider Tietoevry located in Sweden was recently attacked with ransomware. Numerous companies, authorities and universities are affected by this. A lot of data cannot be restored. The Finnish IT service provider Tietoevry is one of the largest IT service providers in Europe. The attackers used the ransomware to encrypt not only the data of numerous Tietoevry customers in Sweden, but also the backups and log files. Therefore, Tietoevry apparently cannot restore the affected data of numerous customers. A press release from Tietoevry said: “While the overall recovery has progressed, services for those affected…

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Global Threats: Data Protection for Local Data

Ransomware attacks, data stealer attacks, exploits for vulnerabilities: Even if the attacks are global, they are aimed at local, partly decentralized data storage. Here it is important to rethink data protection and use other solutions. The Federal Office for Security and Information Technology (BSI) recorded 68 successful ransomware attacks, i.e. an average of more than one success for cyber criminals per week, in 2023. In the IT Security Germany 2023 management report, the BSI reports an average of 2000 new vulnerabilities in software products per year A quarter of a million new malware variants every month and every day. However, alongside the threats,...

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Ransomware attack recovery
Ransomware attack recovery

Data protection and ransomware recovery solutions provider by market share announces the availability of the new Veeam Cyber ​​Secure Program to assist in recovering from ransomware attacks. The program combines Veeam's purpose-built technology with a team of experts to help organizations prepare, protect and recover from ransomware. With the range of this program, Veeam offers customers important assistance in the fight against ransomware. It begins with pre-attack support, including architectural planning, implementation support, and quarterly...

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Clinic deregistered from emergency care after cyber attack
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After a cyber attack, the Dreifaltigkeits Hospital in Lippstadt and two other hospitals are temporarily unable to accept emergencies. After the attack, no one anymore had access to the patient data. “As in other cases, our employees and other experts who are very experienced in these matters are trying to restore the IT systems as quickly as possible,” it says on the hospital’s website. “This necessary process is carried out completely normally and carefully, but requires the time necessary in other cases of cyber attacks. For such cases, there are extensive outage concepts to ensure patient care...

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90 percent of companies pay ransoms
90 percent of companies pay ransoms

90 percent of companies have paid ransoms in the last two years in order to quickly get their data back after cyber attacks, close leaks and maintain operations. This is shown by a study by Censuswide on behalf of Cohesity, a global provider of AI-powered data management and security. According to the survey, 93 percent of the international companies surveyed want to continue to pay ransoms in the event of a security attack and violate their “do-not-pay” guidelines in an emergency. Only 1 percent of companies categorically rule out paying ransoms. 35 percent of companies…

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Cyber ​​attacks are the main reason for business failures
Cyber ​​attacks are the main reason for business failures

A leading provider of data protection and ransomware recovery solutions by market share, releases the results of its fifth annual report. While companies say they will spend more money to defend against cyberattacks, the survey also found that IT leaders feel even less protected and are more concerned about their ability to recover business-critical data. Cyberattacks remain the leading cause of outages, and data shows that while organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud for major recoveries, only a small percentage believe they...

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Threat Report H2-2023: Botnets, Ransomware, DDoS 
Threat Report H2-2023: Botnets, Ransomware, DDoS

The second half of 2023 was characterized by classic threats such as DDoS attacks and ransomware, but also by the sudden disappearance of the busy botnet Mozi. In addition, the API keys of ChatGPT users are at risk. The ESET Threat Report H2 2023. In the new ESET Threat Report H2 2023, the European IT security manufacturer presents these and other threats as well as trends in the global threat landscape from June to November 2023. The aim of the report is to raise awareness of the biggest cyber threats and provide information about current risks. For more information, see ESET Threat Report H2…

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Ransomware group Akira: 11 months – 171 victims  
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The APT group with the Akira ransomware remains extremely active. After the first occurrence in March 2023, there are now officially 171 victims - according to the company Logpoint. In addition to South Westphalia IT (SIT), even zoos are among the victims. The Akira ransomware has been actively attacking companies worldwide and has made headlines in 2023 by causing extensive damage and attracting the attention of cybersecurity authorities. In December, the Finnish National Center for Cybersecurity (NCSC-FI) reported that the Akira ransomware was carrying out increasing attacks in Finland and...

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Research report on BianLian ransomware
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The group behind the BianLian ransomware is relatively unknown. However, it is already one of the top 10 most active ransomware gangs in 2023. Companies in industry and healthcare are particularly the focus of the group. Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 team today released a new research report on the group behind the BianLian ransomware. According to leak site data analyzes by Unit 42, this is one of the top 10 most active ransomware gangs in 2023. The report shows key findings about BianLian. The group primarily targets the healthcare, manufacturing and professional sectors…

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How Medusa Ransomware works
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Research team Unit 42 has released a new research report on the Medusa ransomware gang, revealing the threat actors' tactics, tools and procedures. Unit 42 noted an escalation in Medusa ransomware operations and a shift in tactics toward extortion, marked by the launch of a dedicated leak site (DLS) called Medusa Blog in early 2023. Medusa threat actors use this website to publish sensitive data of victims who are unwilling to meet their ransom demands. As part of their multi-extortion strategy, this group offers victims multiple options when their data is on…

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