Titaniam, Inc., the industry’s most advanced data security platform, announced today the ‘State of Data Exfiltration & Extortion Report.’ The survey revealed that while over 70% of organizations have an existing set of prevention, detection, and backup solutions, nearly 40% of organizations have been hit with ransomware attacks in the last year, and more than…

The risks presented by ransomware and cyber extortion events have likely found a place in your own security team’s discussions, and rightfully so. Ransomware attacks have proliferated in the last decade. The numbers are staggering if not overwhelming, and make it abundantly clear that ransomware attacks are not a threat that any organization, however big…

Peer Software announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Pulsar Security. Through the alliance, Peer Software will leverage Pulsar Security’s team of cyber security experts to continuously monitor and analyze emerging and evolving ransomware and malware attack patterns on unstructured data. PeerGFS, an enterprise-class software solution that eases the deployment of a modern distributed…

Teachers unable to get paychecks. Tax and customs systems paralyzed. Health officials unable to access medical records or track the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declaring war against foreign hackers saying they want to overthrow the government. For two months now, Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks disrupting everyday life in…

The Black Basta ransomware emerged last month to target Windows-based systems only, but now the latest ransomware binary is going after VMware virtual machines (VMs). The latest variant looks to encrypt VMs present inside the volumes folder (/vmfs/volumes) on ESXi-based systems and servers, according to research shared with Dark Reading by Uptycs. It uses the…

The DeadBolt ransomware kicked off 2022 with a slew of attacks that targeted internet-facing Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. It was first seen targeting QNAP Systems, Inc. in January 2022. According to a report from attack surface solutions provider Censys.io, as of Jan. 26, 2022, out of 130,000 QNAP NAS devices that were potential targets, 4,988…

Our nation is facing some of the most daunting cybersecurity challenges in history. As the new Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) gets fully staffed and running, little is more important to the nation’s security than making sure the right people are in the right places to address these dynamic challenges. Bringing private industry…