Stronger Cyber Defense for Industrial and Energy Companies

Cyber Defense

Stronger Cyber Defense for Industrial and Energy Companies   Chris Swagler | February 28th, 2024Geopolitical risk has shifted governments’ focus to the cyber defense of their resources and energy supplies, but another threat to critical commodities is on the rise: breaching and ransom demands. In the last years, threat operators have expanded their attacks on […]

Snatch Ransomware Group Targeting Numerous Industries

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware Group Targeting Numerous Industries Chris Swagler | January 6th, 2024   In a recent cybersecurity advisory, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have shed light on the activities of the Snatch ransomware group, a Russia-based criminal organization. Despite its existence since 2018, the group has garnered attention in recent […]

Small Businesses in Crosshairs of Evolving Ransomware Tactics

Small Businesses

Small Businesses in Crosshairs of Evolving Ransomware Tactics   Chris Swagler | January 2nd, 2024In a significant shift, ransomware threat operators are abandoning their pursuit of high-profile targets in favor of smaller, less fortified organizations, according to a recent report by a cybersecurity company. The report highlights a staggering 47% surge in the number of […]

Protecting the Trucking Industry Against Ransomware Threats

Trucking Industry

Protecting the Trucking Industry Against Ransomware Threats   Chris Swagler | December 29th, 2023In an increasingly digital world, the logistics and trucking industry finds itself navigating treacherous terrain. Among the numerous challenges they face, one that looms ominously is the ever-present threat of ransomware attacks. Ransomware, malicious software that infiltrates systems, encrypts data and demands […]

Surge in Advanced Email Attacks Poses Risk to Healthcare Sector

Surge in Advanced Email Attacks Poses Risk to Healthcare Sector       Chris Swagler | December 27th, 2023In an alarming revelation, a cybersecurity company’s latest blog post has highlighted the persistent and growing menace of advanced email attacks, posing a significant threat to organizations worldwide, with healthcare institutions finding themselves in the crosshairs. The […]

Real Estate Industry Under Growing Threat of BEC Attacks

Real Estate Industry

Real Estate Industry Under Growing Threat of BEC Attacks   Chris Swagler | November 14th, 2023Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks have emerged as a pressing concern for organizations, including the real estate industry, with the FBI labeling them a staggering $51 billion threat. In contrast to ransomware attacks, BEC scams do not rely on cryptocurrencies, […]

Education Sector Battling Ransomware: Alarming Statistics

Education Sector

Education Sector Battling Ransomware: Alarming Statistics   Chris Swagler | November 13th, 2023Cybersecurity threats loom over various industries in the digital age, and the education sector is no exception. Recent data has shown that education institutions have been hit the hardest by ransomware attacks, with a staggering 80% of lower education providers and 79% of […]

Ransomware Attack Against UK Manchester Police Department

Manchester Police

Ransomware Attack Against UK Manchester Police Department   Chris Swagler | November 10th, 2023In a recent alarming development, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the United Kingdom fell victim to a ransomware attack that compromised the personal information of its officers. The attack, which targeted a third-party supplier responsible for ID badges, has raised significant concerns […]

All Sectors Experiencing Increase Ransomware Attacks in October

Ransomware Attacks

All Sectors Experiencing Increase Ransomware Attacks in October   Chris Swagler | November 8th, 2023After ransomware activity had hit all-time highs in September, the trend of ransomware attacks targeting hospitals and schools continued to escalate in October. The 2023 ransomware database maintained by an editorial follows publicly acknowledged and reported ransomware attacks against US companies […]

Pharmaceutical Industry Impacted By Data Breaches in 2023

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical Industry Impacted By Data Breaches in 2023   Chris Swagler | November 7th, 2023Data breaches have become too familiar in the medical industry, carrying hefty price tags. Among the sectors falling under the medical umbrella, healthcare and pharmaceuticals have emerged as leaders in incurring the highest average costs associated with data breaches, as highlighted […]