A recent incident with a new Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) customer has raised questions about the Mount Locker ransomware group and the relationship it has with Astro Locker Team. A ransomware detection for Mount Locker kicked the MTR team into gear and what they found was surprising. The first detection made it clear what the team
It’s easy to pinpoint when the global health crisis forever changed the security landscape. All of a sudden, at exactly the same time, the workforces of entire organizations went remote. And so did the technology teams supporting them. It’s clear that most organizations won’t be returning to office-based working on the same level as before.
By Puja Mahendru COVID-19 has phenomenally altered the way healthcare functions, with growing adoption of telehealth and remote patient monitoring. The threat landscape in healthcare, too, has become fertile ground for phishing campaigns, malware, ransomware, breached patient records, and other cyberattacks on healthcare systems – all with far-reaching consequences. According to Interpol, COVID-19 has led to shifts
Whenever we work with ransomware victims, we spend some time looking back through our telemetry records that span the previous week or two. These records sometimes include behavioral anomalies that (on their own) may not be inherently malicious, but in the context of an attack that has already taken place, could be taken as an
Analysis of public cloud accounts across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform reveals a silver lining when it comes to the protection of cloud data. New research shows that in the last year, 70% of organizations that use public cloud services experienced a security incident. These incidents included attacks from ransomware and other
A look at developments in cybersecurity for 2020 The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving and changing. Today, less skilled cybercriminals are being forced out of business, while the fittest among them step up their game to survive. This means we’ll eventually be left with fewer, but smarter and stronger, adversaries. IT professionals need to