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One in six firms pay ransomware ransoms to hackers

One in six firms met the demands of hackers last year by paying out ransoms, according to the “chilling” findings of a report on cyber crime.

The annual Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 6 percent of the 5,569 firms polled – and one in six of those attacked – had surrendered by paying a ransom following a cyber attack.


Is your organisation cyber-secure? 4-step systems maintenance checklist

System maintenance for cyber security can be a tough cookie, especially considering the amount of training and experience it takes to pull off the job efficiently. Once you’re already in the IT scene, it’s also important engineers are up to speed with the various improvements and trends in the area. This means being not only aware of best practices, but the types of risks that are out there. Here are some glaring cyber security holes you shouldn’t miss in your maintenance:


5 ways to safeguard your business against the latest types of ransomware

Chester Avey outlines what firms must prioritise in the fight against the latest ransomware threats It might seem like a long time ago since WannaCry, which caused widespread disruption to the NHS other businesses, but ransomware attacks continue to make headlines. In fact, two very recent attacks successfully targeted two major US cities, Baltimore and… Read More


Irish gov’t admits cyber security department struck by ransomware attack

The Irish communications minister has revealed that his department, which is responsible for protecting the state from cyber attacks, fended off a ransomware attack last year.

Richard Bruton admitted to the 2018 breach on the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s IT systems in response to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fail defence spokesperson Jack Chambers, who questioned why the government’s National Cyber Security Centre was headed by Bruton’s department despite it lacking any security, defence or intelligence credential


Before you pay your ransomware read this
Speaking to Techerati, Naaman Hart, cloud services architect at cybersecurity company Digital Guardian, explores the pressures to pay ransoms and the rise of the trustworthy attacker Ransomware is such a popular means of attack that its almost becoming infeasible to report on every single breach. According to recent figures, ransomware accounts for nearly 24 percent... Read More


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