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Organisations in India facing 213 weekly ransomware attacks

Report: Organisations in India facing 213 weekly ransomware attacks

The report said that the global surge in ransomware attacks has hit a 102 per cent increase this year compared to the beginning of 2020

Published on 18th May 2021
80% of Indian companies struggle to create awareness about cybersecurity among employees

Report: 80% of Indian companies struggle to create awareness about cybersecurity among employees

Despite increasing cyberattacks, budgets on cybersecurity have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organisations

Published on 4th May 2021
India among top targets as ransomware attacks grow by 767%

India among top targets as ransomware attacks grow by 767%

At least 61 entities from the region were breached by a targeted ransomware group in 2020

Published on 24th April 2021
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Video game Cyberpunk 2077 hit by a cyber attack; hackers demand a ransom 

The company added that it has informed the relevant authorities as well as IT forensic specialists

Published on 9th February 2021
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Report: Ransomware gangs are now calling up targeted organisations and demanding ransom

Some of the ransomware gangs that have used this tactic include Conti and Ryuk

Published on 5th December 2020
Swiss helicopter maker Kopter hit by a ransomware attack

Report: Swiss helicopter maker Kopter hit by a ransomware attack

The hackers also encrypted the company's files and published some of them on the Internet

Published on 5th December 2020
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Cyberattack: REvil ransomware group hits Jack Daniel's-maker and the Ritz London

Although Brown-Forman claims to have prevented attackers from encrypting their files, hackers said they have access to "1TB corporate data which they have threatened to leak on the Dark Web"

Published on 19th August 2020
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Class X student and newspaper hawker's threats to blow up his school in Bareilly defused

A class 10 student of a school in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh has been detained for allegedly threatening to blow up his school if he was not paid INR 2 lakh as ransom.

Published on 20th February 2020
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Tech trends: Watch out for rise of deepfakes, ransomware in 2020

Cybercriminals are also expected to move beyond denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to target BlueKeep-like wormable exploits in 2020, according to Seqrite.

Published on 26th December 2019
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Hacker pleads guilty after blackmailing Apple and holding 300 million phones to ransom

Apple reportedly contacted law enforcement agencies in the US and the National Crime Agency (NCA) led the investigation in the UK.
 

Published on 23rd December 2019
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India among top nations attacked by three ransomware groups in 2019

According to Kaspersky Security, 2019 has been the year of ransomware attacks on municipalities. 

Published on 18th December 2019
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Radiohead releases 18 hours of music demos after hacker demands ransom

Jonny Greenwood said that the music was available for fans on Bandcamp and all proceeds from the release would towards fighting climate change

Published on 12th June 2019

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