Ransomware Payments Hit $1.1B Record in 2023

Ransomware Payments Hit .1B Record in 2023

In 2023, organizations saw a “major escalation” in the frequency, scope and volume of ransomware attacks, highlighting challenges in efforts by enterprise security teams and the U.S. government to curb the threat of ransomware overall. A portion of a report released by Chainalysis on Wednesday recorded $1.1 billion in ransomware payments in 2023, a significant … Read more

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From Cybercrime Saul Goodman to the Russian GRU

From Cybercrime Saul Goodman to the Russian GRU

In 2021, the exclusive Russian cybercrime forum Mazafaka was hacked. The leaked user database shows one of the forum’s founders was an attorney who advised Russia’s top hackers on the legal risks of their work, and what to do if they got caught. A review of this user’s hacker identities shows that during his time … Read more

Verizon employee compromises personal data of 63,000 colleagues

Verizon employee compromises personal data of 63,000 colleagues

Verizon, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the US, has informed the concerned authorities that the personal data of 63,206 people, mostly its employees, has been inadvertently compromised. The company, while informing the Office of the Maine Attorney General, revealed that the breach occurred on September 21, 2023. Significantly, the data breach was … Read more

Centripetal and Platform 94 Join Forces to Bring Cybersecurity Defence to Irish Companies

Centripetal and Platform 94 Join Forces to Bring Cybersecurity Defence to Irish Companies

Almost one in five Irish firms experienced a significant cyber attack or data breach in 2022, according to research by Aon. It’s no wonder that Irish businesses are concerned about cybersecurity, with ever evolving threats and new and novel attack vectors (for example recent news suggests that half of Irish managers ‘don’t fully understand’ AI … Read more

6 best practices for third-party risk management

6 best practices for third-party risk management

CISOs have good reason to rank third-party risk as a top concern: their organizations engage with a growing number of third parties providing an ever-expanding range of services. While reputable providers certainly prioritize security, bringing products developed outside a business inside the company perimeter increases the chance of importing a threat. “Third-party risk is a … Read more

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