Ransomware

One in five Australians hit by ransomware attacks: WatchGuard survey

New data released by network security specialist WatchGuard Technologies has found that more one in five Australians (21 per cent) have been the victim of a ransomware attack, while just under one in three Australians (31 per cent) are unsure if they have actually been…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT RANSOMWARE: VERIZON DATA BREACH INVESTIGATIONS STUDY

Ransomware rules the cybercrime world – perhaps because ransomware attacks are often successful and financially remunerative for criminals. Ransomware features prominently in Verizon’s fresh-off-the-press 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). As the report says, although ransomware is still a relatively new type of attack, it’s…


Crypto currency aiding ransomware growth

Ransomware may have faded from the headlines this year, but it remains a big problem for businesses across Australia and New Zealand – with cryptocurrencies bolstering the malware’s popularity. That’s the message from WatchGuard Technologies ANZ regional director Mark Sinclair, who told Telecom Times that…


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