Malware: It’s Not If…It’s When

An unfortunate fact for IT departments is that they will, at some point, face a malware crisis. Here’s how addressing malware normally plays out. At some point after the infection occurs, usually much later, it gets noticed. Whether by pure luck or through receiving a ransom notice, the IT department becomes aware of the crisis…

Malware Tops Annual Cybercrime Report

Europol Cybercrime Report 2018 According to Europol’s 2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report, ransomware is the top threat to organizations. This report sites ransomware as the largest player in financially-motivated attacks. It also points out the increase in nation state cyber-attacks as a reason for ransomware’s continued leading threat level. Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks…

Ransomware Disrupts Massive Shipping Company

Cyberattack Causes Shipping Industry Disaster COSCO, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, has experienced a ransomware attack on their US network. Their Long Beach terminal reported that their website and telephone network went down on July 25. The company initially downplayed the event, however it quickly became apparent this was much more than a…