Q4 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Q4 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on February 1, 2021. Most notable: Fewer companies are giving in to cyber extortion when they are able to recover from back ups which has resulted in a large decline in average ransom amounts paid in Q4 2020. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q4 2020 …

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Universal Health Services (UHS) Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Universal Health Services (UHS) Ryuk Ransomware Attack

By Bryan Macario, Network Security Engineer at Tec-Refresh, Inc. Since RYUK’s inception back in August of 2018, its operators have earned an estimated $150 million worth of Bitcoin worldwide. That is a lot of money in a short period! I’ve had the opportunity to work with RYUK ransomware a few times, and my mom’s nursing facility …

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Q3 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Q3 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on November 4, 2020. One of the continuing trends in 2020: Average and median ransom payments continue to rise. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q3 2020 Ransomware Report. Q3 Highlights The average ransom payment for Q3 2020 was $233,817. This is up 31% from Q2 …

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Key Takeaways From Forrester's Guide To Paying Ransomware

3 Key Takeaways From Forrester’s Guide To Paying Ransomware

Forrester’s Guide To Paying Ransomware helps security pros understand the process of responding to a ransomware incident and deciding if paying a ransom is the best business decision. A Ransomware Attack Is A Data Breach Unauthorized code execution by a third party that accesses and encrypts business-critical data is a data breach. Don’t just settle …

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Faster Ransomware Recovery with Tec-Refresh's Ransomware Remediation

Faster Ransomware Recovery with Tec-Refresh’s Ransomware Remediation

With ransomware attacks continuing to rise, organizations are often forced to trade-off paying the ransom with costly downtime. Even with defense mechanisms in place, extortionists continue to find new mechanisms to encrypt organizations’ data. Backups are one of the most – if not the most – important defense against ransomware. But if subject to corruption, …

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VIDEO: Ransomware In The Era of COVID-19 with Rubrik and Tec-Refresh

VIDEO: Ransomware In The Era of COVID-19 with Rubrik and Tec-Refresh

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and in the era of COVID-19, there is no end in sight. New work from home policies has left organizations with a challenge to ensure that employees are securely connected. Backups are one of the most, if not the most, essential defenses against ransomware. If compromised, however, attackers can …

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