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Cyber ​​insurance is trending
Cyber ​​insurance is trending

Cyber ​​insurance is trending: A security operations provider has released the results of its annual State of Cybersecurity: 2024 Trends Report. The report is based on a global survey of more than 1.000 senior IT and cybersecurity decision-makers. The State of Cybersecurity: 2024 Trends Report provides security managers with important information on the current state of the cybersecurity landscape and future developments, helping companies to effectively protect themselves in a constantly evolving threat environment and stay up to date with cyber defense. Cyber ​​insurance is becoming standard A good ten years ago, cybersecurity insurance was introduced in the…

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Ransomware: Encrypted backups – doubled ransom 
Ransomware: Encrypted backups - doubled ransom Image: AI - Bing

When backups become a problem in a ransomware attack: Cyber ​​criminals also target backups for encryption. Why? Because this creates even more extortion pressure and doubles the ransom amounts. The financial and operational impact of a ransomware attack is bad enough. However, if cyber criminals also manage to damage or encrypt the backups, there is a high probability that a company will have to pay around twice as much ransom. According to a study by Sophos of 2.974 IT/cybersecurity decision-makers in 14 countries, the total cost of recovery is eight times higher than with...

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CISO survey: Most companies pay for ransomware
CISO survey: Most companies pay for ransomware

In the Voice of the CISO report, over half of the CISOs surveyed from German companies stated that they had been faced with a loss of sensitive data in the last year. 77 percent of these losses were due to former employees. "The correct handling of ransomware attacks remains a hot topic in IT security," comments Miro Mitrovic, Area Vice President Sales DACH at Proofpoint. "According to our State of the Phish report, 85 percent of German companies were successfully infected with ransomware last year (an increase of 35% compared to the previous year)...

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Extract data from encrypted virtual hard disks
Extract data from encrypted virtual hard disks Image: AI - Bing

Experts show 6 methods that security professionals should know: They can be used to extract data from encrypted, virtual hard drives. These are important techniques for the cyber task force to recover information from locked virtual drives. In the event of data encryption by ransomware, "incident responders" and task forces must act quickly and efficiently to extract as much data as possible, for example from an encrypted virtual machine. The current Sophos report State of Ransomware 2024 once again underlines how important specialist knowledge and the right approach are: 58 percent of German companies were affected by ransomware last year and...

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Report: 86 percent of CISOs rely on AI-based cybersecurity
Report: 86 percent of CISOs rely on AI-based cybersecurity

72 percent of German Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) see employee failure as the greatest cyber risk. 62 percent of them invest in employee training on data security, according to the results of a large survey. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, is publishing its new "Voice of the CISO" report. It examines the most important challenges, expectations and priorities of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) around the world. 80 percent of CISOs expect a major cyberattack This year's edition of the Proofpoint "Voice of the CISO" report reveals that CISOs of German companies continue to be very afraid of cyberattacks...

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State data center saves on backups – total data loss
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

On June 20th, there was a large-scale disruption of digital services in Indonesia: It emerged that a state data center had been attacked and partially encrypted using ransomware. There were no backups because they were cut back for cost reasons. After a ransomware attack on the Temporary National Data Center (PDNS) in Indonesia, it emerged that the national data center had no backup plan. Now even Indonesia's President Widodo has ordered an audit of state data centers. After all, there are no backup copies for most of the stored data. Cut back: No backups after ransomware attack On June 20th, there were...

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Cyber ​​threat: incidents affect 60 percent of DACH companies
Cyber ​​threat: Incidents at 60 percent of DACH companies Image by beasternchen on Pixabay

The most common cyber threat to companies in DACH was business email compromise attacks, according to the results of a survey. Half of the security managers surveyed consider ransomware to be the greatest threat. Arctic Wolf publishes the results of its annual State of Cybersecurity: 2024 Trends Report. The report is based on a global survey of more than 1.000 senior IT and cybersecurity decision-makers. from companies in over fifteen different countries surveyed. 17 percent do not know whether there has been a security incident Almost half (48%) of all companies surveyed have experienced a security incident in the last twelve months,…

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Over 70 percent more victims of ransomware
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

Even though LockBit is a sinking star in 2024, the group still topped the list of ransomware groups in 2023. More and more groups or ransomware affiliates are now attacking, causing a 2023 percent increase in ransomware attacks in 71. The figures determined by Kaspersky show the rather frightening result. The danger posed by cybercriminal groups that use ransomware specifically against companies and their employees continues to grow. Compared to the previous year, there were 71 percent more victims of ransomware last year; the number of ransomware groups increased by...

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Ransomware stress: Not even 60 percent of data recoverable
Ransomware stress: Not even 60 percent of data can be recovered Image by Tumisu on Pixabay

According to the latest Veeam Ransomware Trends Report 2024, cyberattacks are not only harmful to companies, but also have a negative impact on people. 45 percent of respondents say their workload increases after an attack and 40 percent experience increased stress levels. Ransomware remains a constant threat to companies and is the leading cause of IT outages and downtime. According to the latest Veeam Ransomware Trends Report 2024, 41 percent of data is compromised in cyberattacks. The report shows that only 57 percent of this compromised data can be recovered afterwards, which…

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Ransomware report: Successor to LockBit and ALPHV 

The experts at Malwarebytes are constantly monitoring developments in ransomware attacks. Following the police and authorities' actions against LockBit and ALPHV, successors are already closing the gaps. In April 2024, the Threat Intelligence team at ThreatDown powered by Malwarebytes identified a total of 373 ransomware attacks - after 389 attacks in March. Most of the attacks in April were in the services (18 percent), manufacturing (14 percent) and construction (8 percent) sectors. LockBit and ALPHV: Law enforcement is having an impact Malwarebytes has found that the law enforcement actions against the ransomware groups LockBit and ALPHV are having an impact. In April,…

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