[Heads Up] Email Phishing Is Now the Top Ransomware Attack Vector

New data shows that pushback from the ransomware victim “market” may be influencing just how much cybercriminals are asking for as ransom and are being paid. 2020 seemed to point to ransomware... Read more »

Vaccine Research Companies are the Target of New Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) warns financial organizations to be aware of campaigns actively targeting vaccine companies. If you’re a ransomware gang and you want to maximize your... Read more »

Average Ransomware Payment Significantly Increases Risk

The average ransomware payout has increased by 178% over the past year, according to researchers at Atlas VPN. In Q4 2019, the payments averaged $84,000. By Q3 2020, the average payment had... Read more »

2021 Prediction: Expect Ransomware Attacks Will Increase in Frequency and Variety

A new forward-looking report from security vendor FireEye Mandiant predicts the greatest single cyber threat today is only going to become a greater menace next year. With 2020 being a dumpster fire... Read more »