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Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups.

Krebs on Security

Browse the comments on virtually any story about a ransomware attack and you will almost surely encounter the view that the victim organization could have avoided paying their extortionists if only they’d had proper data backups. “It can be [that they] have 50 petabytes of backups … but it’s in a … facility 30 miles away.…

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2023 Predictions for Storage and Backup Ransomware

CyberSecurity Insiders

Many of these attacks took advantage of known vulnerabilities and security misconfigurations in storage and backup systems. And backup and storage systems are rife with unpatched CVEs. Slow Gains on Storage and Backup Security. Make it extremely difficult to tamper with backups and exfiltrate data.

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Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm

Krebs on Security

PerCSoft , a Wisconsin-based company that manages a remote data backup service relied upon by hundreds of dental offices across the country, is struggling to restore access to client systems after falling victim to a ransomware attack. Cloud data and backup services are a prime target of cybercriminals who deploy ransomware.

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The future of cyber insurance

IT Security Guru

Cyber insurers are losing money. Their loss ratios – total claims plus the insurer’s costs, divided by total premiums earned – are now consistently above 60%, which presents something of an existential threat to the insurance industry, making cyber risk a potentially uninsurable area due to falling profitability.

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BazarCall Ransomware warning to all insurance firms

CyberSecurity Insiders

A Ransomware called BazarCall seems to target Insurance agents and clients and so Insurance specialist CFC has issued a warning to the companies into similar business and operating across the globe to step-up their defense-line against malware attacks, by proactively taking adequate measures.

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World Backup Day on March 31 Seeks to Protect Data Before It's Gone

SecureWorld News

However, data is as vulnerable as it is valuable, and World Backup Day on Friday, March 31st, is a welcome reminder of the need to have a well thought out data protection strategy in place. The campaign began in 2011 as World Backup Month and was changed to World Backup Day later.

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HardBit ransomware tailors ransom to fit your cyber insurance payout

Malwarebytes

Ransomware authors are wading into the cybersecurity insurance debate in a somewhat peculiar way. Specifically: urging victims to disclose details of their insurance contract , in order to tailor a ransom which will be beneficial to the company under attack. Create offsite, offline backups. Write an incident response plan.