DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims files for free

Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender has released a free decryptor for the DarkSide ransomware to allow victims to recover their files without paying a ransom. DarkSide is a human-operated ransomware that has already earned millions in payouts since it started targeting enterprises in August 2020. The operation has seen a spike in activity between October and … Continue reading DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims files for free

Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

Healthcare organizations continue to be a prime target for cyberattacks of all kinds, with ransomware incidents, Ryuk in particular, being more prevalent. Things went from bad to worse in this sector starting November when attacks increased significantly against the hospital and related organizations all over the world. Year end ransomware spikes In a joint report … Continue reading Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

Home appliance giant Whirlpool hit in Nefilim ransomware attack

Home appliances giant Whirlpool suffered a ransomware attack by the Nefilim ransomware gang who stole data before encrypting devices. Whirlpool is one of the world's largest home application makers with appliances under its name and KitchenAid, Maytag, Brastemp, Consul, Hotpoint, Indesit, and Bauknecht. Whirlpool employs 77,000 people at 59 manufacturing & technology research centers worldwide … Continue reading Home appliance giant Whirlpool hit in Nefilim ransomware attack

Flavors designer Symrise halts production after Clop ransomware attack

Flavor and fragrance developer Symrise has suffered a Clop ransomware attack where the attackers allegedly stole 500 GB of unencrypted files and encrypted close to 1,000 devices. Symrise is a major developer of flavors and fragrances used in over 30,000 products worldwide, including those from Nestle, Coca-Cola, and Unilever. Symrise generated €3.4 billion in revenue … Continue reading Flavors designer Symrise halts production after Clop ransomware attack

Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value

Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year. Cyberattacks and security incidents have become the top business risk for companies, with the number of insurance claims rising 27% in the first nine months … Continue reading Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value