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Businesses hit by repeated ransomware attacks, failing to close gap on exploits

Sophos has announced the findings of its survey: “The state of endpoint security today”, which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and vulnerable to exploits.

The survey polled more than 2 700 IT decision-makers from mid-sized businesses in 10 countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Japan, India and South Africa. The survey concludes that despite the high-profile headlines of 2017, businesses are still not prepared to face today’s fast-evolving threats.

Ransomware continues to be a major issue across the globe, with 54% of organisations surveyed hit in the last year and a further 31% expecting to be victims of an attack in the future. On average, respondents impacted by ransomware were struck twice.

“Ransomware is not a lightning strike – it can happen again and again to the same organisation. Sophos is aware of cyber criminals unleashing four different ransomware

Read more at: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/JBwEr7n5kJrv6Db2

Cyber crime scale much bigger than appears as victims failing to report attacks

The scale of cyber crime is being underestimated because many cases are not reported to the police, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Many businesses that fall victim to the practice fail to report attacks for fear of damage to their reputation, it is believed.

This under-reporting is in turn masking the true scale and cost of cyber crime.

And it fails to highlight how ransomware attacks, such as one which struck the globe’s biggest firms last week, are becoming increasingly prevalent.

A WannaCry ransomware assault, believed to have originated in North Korea, also paralysed NHS Trust systems last month.

Now the deputy director general of the NCA, Matthew Horne, has called for cyber attacks to be viewed across the world as a security or criminal threat, rather than simply an IT issue.

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-29/cyber-crime-scale-much-bigger-than-appears-as-victims-failing-to-report-attacks/

Cyber crime scale much bigger than appears as victims failing to …

The scale of cyber crime is being underestimated because many cases are not reported to the police, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Many businesses that fall victim to the practice fail to report attacks for fear of damage to their reputation, it is believed.

This under-reporting is in turn masking the true scale and cost of cyber crime.

And it fails to highlight how ransomware attacks, such as one which struck the globe’s biggest firms last week, are becoming increasingly prevalent.

A WannaCry ransomware assault, believed to have originated in North Korea, also paralysed NHS Trust systems last month.

Now the deputy director general of the NCA, Matthew Horne, has called for cyber attacks to be viewed across the world as a security or criminal threat, rather than simply an IT issue.

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-29/cyber-crime-scale-much-bigger-than-appears-as-victims-failing-to-report-attacks/