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TNT cyber attack still hitting small firms

TNT cyber attack still hitting small firms

News   •   Jul 28, 2017 14:00 BST

The NotPetya ransomware attack which struck a month ago, on the very day the Business Continuity Institute launched its Cyber Resilience Report, is still affecting many organizations, with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reporting that it has serious concerns over the continuing impact on TNT's small business customers.

The threat of ransomware is escalating

The threat of ransomware is escalating

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 09:25 BST

Ransomware has soared since 2012, with criminals lured by the promise of profit and ease of implementation. The threat continues to evolve, becoming stealthier and more destructive, increasingly targeting organizations more than individuals because the potential returns are much higher.

Consumer awareness of ransomware on the increase

Consumer awareness of ransomware on the increase

News   •   Jun 28, 2017 10:28 BST

​Despite ransomware being around for many years, with several high profile organizations suffering the consequences of such an attack, 57% of respondents to a survey carried out by ​Carbon Black said that WannaCry was their first exposure to how ransomware works.

New ransomware attack spreading rapidly across the world

New ransomware attack spreading rapidly across the world

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 16:48 BST

​On the day that the ​Business Continuity Institute launched its latest ​Cyber Resilience Report, the importance of ensuring our organizations are prepared for a cyber security incident has once again been demonstrated as a new ransomware attack is causing turmoil across the world.

​How to survive a ransomware attack

​How to survive a ransomware attack

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 09:10 BST

Recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched its first joint report into ‘​The cyber threat to UK businesses’. Outlined are the key trends that are expected to be seen across the cyber security industry over the coming months. Ransomware was recognised as an escalating threat to UK businesses.

We’re not going to say I told you so… but we did tell you

We’re not going to say I told you so… but we did tell you

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2017 10:25 BST

“Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service”. This is what users infected by the WannaCry virus read on their screens having accidentally let the malware in.

Business continuity is what will pull your business through during a cyber attack

Business continuity is what will pull your business through during a cyber attack

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 22:22 BST

Despite the Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack affecting a reported 200,000 systems across over 150 countries, and despite the tales of disaster we are reading about in the media, the encouraging news from many organizations is that their business continuity process is preventing a disruption from turning into a crisis.

NHS Trusts in England hit by ransomware attacks

NHS Trusts in England hit by ransomware attacks

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2017 17:36 BST

​NHS services across England have been hit by an IT failure caused by a significant cyber attack, with Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP surgeries have shut down their phone and IT systems while Accident and Emergency Departments have told people not to attend unless it is a real emergency.

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

News   •   Apr 27, 2017 11:12 BST

Cyber espionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and education, warns Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report. Much of this is due to the high proliferation of propriety research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are hot-ticket items for cyber criminals.

Ransomware puts businesses at risk of immeasurable loss

Ransomware puts businesses at risk of immeasurable loss

News   •   Mar 07, 2017 16:43 GMT

The effects of ransomware attacks on organizations can cause unquantifiable financial cost and immeasurable data loss. Yet, despite this, there is a lack of awareness when it comes to being prepared. A study conducted by Timico and Datto found that two-thirds of UK businesses have no official ransomware policy to guide employees on what to do in the event of an attack.

​30% of NHS Trusts have experienced a ransomware attack

​30% of NHS Trusts have experienced a ransomware attack

News   •   Jan 19, 2017 16:17 GMT

​30% of NHS Trusts in the UK have experienced a ransomware attack, potentially placing patient data and lives at risk. One Trust – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – admitted to being attacked 19 times in just 12 months. These were the findings of a Freedom of Information request submitted by SentinelOne.

Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

News   •   Oct 07, 2016 15:34 BST

Despite most organizations having a data breach preparedness plan in place, only a quarter of organizations are confident in their ability to minimize the financial and reputational consequences of such a breach. These findings are according to a study carried out by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Experian.

More cyber security training needed for employees

More cyber security training needed for employees

News   •   Jul 08, 2016 10:33 BST

You wouldn't invest in security for your home and then leave the key to the front door under the welcome mat and the alarm code written on a post-it note next to the control panel. Yet this is effectively how some people treat their IT security. More than half of UK office workers say their employers have provided no cyber security awareness training leaving organizations vulnerable.

Ransomware attacks continue on US hospitals

Ransomware attacks continue on US hospitals

Blog posts   •   Apr 14, 2016 09:30 BST

The 30th March was both World Back-up Day and the third day of the (suspected) largest-yet hospital ransomware attack in the United States. At the time of this writing, ten hospitals in and around Washington DC, serving hundreds of thousands of patients, are still struggling to recover after suffering an apparent ransomware attack on Monday.

Don't be held to ransom

Don't be held to ransom

News   •   Mar 18, 2016 10:56 GMT

​The threat of ransomware is rapidly growing with 43% of IT consultants in a survey by ​Intermedia reporting they have had customers fall victim to an attack. 48% saw an increase in ransomware related support inquiries and 59% of respondents expect the number of attacks to increase this year.