Tag Archives: Ransomware

Ransomware attacks up 118% in Q1: McAfee

Ransomware attacks up 118% in Q1: McAfee

McAfee Labs sees 504 new threats per minute in Q1 2019 McAfee has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2019 examining cybercriminal activity and the evolution of cyber threats in Q1 2019. McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in

Quick Heal Wins US Patent for Anti-Ransomware Technology

The anti-ransomware technology is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning Quick Heal Technologies has been granted a patent for its Anti-Ransomware Technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Post the patent approval, Quick Heal has become the first Indian company to indigenously develop and be awarded a patent for anti-ransomware technology.

Infoblox Reveals Top Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare Organizations

IT professionals still struggle with patching operating systems and managing shadow IT Almost two years since WannaCry, the ransomware attack that brought the NHS (National Health Service) to a halt, healthcare IT professionals feel more confident in their ability to respond to a cyber-attack. That’s according to new research from Infoblox Inc., the leader in

Large Scale Petya Ransomware Attack in Progress, Spreading Fast Globally

A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, RANSOM_PETYA.SMA, is known to use both the EternalBlue exploit and the PsExec tool as infection vectors. Users and organizations are thus advised to perform the following mitigation steps immediately in

Fortinet Report Unveils Advanced Methods Adopted By Cyber Criminals

Fortinet recently announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report covering Q4 2016. The research reveals that 50% of malware exploits in India occurred in the last 3 months of 2016. With India moving towards a cashless digital economy the last two weeks in December, 2016 recorded a very high level of threat

Ransomware Doubled in Second Half of 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., today released its H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends, revealing that ransomware attacks doubled during the period.  Out of all recognized malware incidents globally, the percentage of ransomware attacks increased from 5.5% to 10.5% between July and December 2016. The H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends Report highlights the key tactics