ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable characteristics: •Defray is currently being spread via Microsoft Word document attachments in email •The campaigns are as small as several messages each •The lures are [...]

How long does it take to recover from a ransomware infection?

It Takes 33 Hours according to a recent survey by Vanson Bourne of 500 cybersecurity decision makers that was sponsored by SentinelOne. Here are some stats to chew on from the survey: 48% had been hit by at least one ransomware attack in the last 12 months The average victim was hit six times. 81% report that the [...]

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT Budgeting, OCR, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthcare tops for ransomware incidents in Q2

Roughly 88 percent of all ransomware detected was discovered in healthcare, while the next most targeted industry was education at 6 percent, according to the report, published by Solutionary. One reason? Its stakeholders often pay hackers. Wow, that is an enormous statistic pointing towards the healthcare industry. We've blogged about this before, and the issues [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, OCR, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |