Tag Archives: Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise – what to do if you are faced with a cyber attack

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many more organisations have moved their business operations online.  From a cybersecurity and privacy perspective, this brings hackers and criminals greater opportunities to try to infiltrate the increased amount of devices and even deploy ransomware attacks. This is where malware is installed to block access to the user’s … Continue Reading

U.S. cybersecurity – points to remember when business is not as usual

As the U.S. economy and educational system adapt to work and life at home, it is important to remember that cybersecurity (and related privacy) risks remain and are evolving. Remembering to think through measures that are in place to protect personal information, proprietary information, confidential information, and information needed for ongoing operations can help businesses … Continue Reading

Ransomware in the Spotlight with Recent Attacks

This month’s WannaCry ransomware attack is the latest example of how these targeted attacks can cripple operating systems, with the bitcoin payments the price for alleged relief. In the attack, the WannaCry ransomware computer worm targeted the Microsoft Windows operating system, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries. The ransomware was allegedly spread through … Continue Reading

Cyber Ransom: It could happen to you

Ransomware and malware could potentially cripple your company and personal networks. Our previous post, Companies can insure against cyber ransom, states, “Ransomware is a form of malicious software, or ‘malware,’ that encrypts information or aspects of an organization’s computer network, preventing authorized users from accessing it.” As online hackers become more advanced, your company and … Continue Reading
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