Educational Institutes are increasingly becoming the targets of cybercrimes

When the Public Sector IT leadership is taking a stand against paying ransom, the attacks have changed to steal money, instead of holding hostage. Even though Backup is essential and a lot of value against cyber-crimes, it cannot be the primary (or only) protection against cybercrimes. It is one of the tools in the arsenal Read More »

MSPs continue to suffer Ransomware attacks

MSPs continue to suffer Ransomware attacks

The trend of attacking Managed IT Service Providers is continuing. An MSP paid hackers about $150,000 to unlock data Hackers specifically targeting MSP software platforms to launch ransomware attacks Ryuk ransomware hitting a Cloud Service Provider that works closely with MSPs. Hackers have been hitting MSPs of all sizes — not just global technology service Read More »

Microsoft to roll out free software to guard the U.S. voting machines

Microsoft to roll out free software to guard the U.S. voting machines

Microsoft announced that it would give away software designed to improve the security of US voting machines, even as said to have tracked 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting political organizations so far this election cycle. The company said it was rolling out the free, open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption Read More »

US Mayors Vow to Reject Ransomware Payment Demands

US Mayors Vow to Reject Ransomware Payment Demands

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously resolved not to give in to any ransom demands from the hackers. This is coming after a series of cyber shakedowns that have extorted millions from city governments. Considering the number of ransomware targeting cities and municipalities has grown both in frequency and intensity, the resolution, while not Read More »