Cyberattackers are quickly realising that scamming well-meaning donors is an easy way to make a quick buck, and their heists are hurting real charities and their reputations.
As manufacturers worldwide embrace new automation technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity is often sidelined in favour of productivity and cost savings. This is a disaster in the making. Ransomware attacks have ravaged some of the world’s biggest manufacturers, and if you’re not prepared, you will become a target.
Scammers are offering everything from streaming services and giveaways to fake cyber currency to cash in on the buzz of the Olympic Games.
Oil and gas is a two billion dollar a year industry in Australia, making it a particularly lucrative target for cyber threat actors. Recent prominent attacks on oil and gas targets around the world have put the spotlight on an industry lagging behind in cybersecurity.
Malicious actors have been coming up with new methods to coerce their ransomware victims to cooperate when faced with the harsh “to pay or not to pay” dilemma.
Ransomware attacks have become larger and more sophisticated—and hackers are increasingly stealing sensitive information and threatening to publish it unless the ransom is paid.