Ransomware Recovery: How to Restore Your Data from Backup

According to Fortinet’s 2021 Global Threat Landscape Report, 94% of organizations say they are concerned about a ransomware attack. The thing they’re most concerned about? 62% said the risk of losing data. Attackers know this; that’s why ransomware attacks are even attempted in the first place. Threat actors understand that data is valuable, and companies…

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Preventing Ransomware Attacks with Threat Intelligence Sharing

https://youtu.be/bgAbz3PQBAs In the last few years, ransomware planning has become a priority for cyber teams, with 85% of organizations in Fortinet’s 2021 Global Threat Landscape Report reporting ransomware as their biggest security concern. Similarly, ransomware resilience planning topped the list of CISO initiatives for 2022 in RH-ISAC’s recent Benchmark Report. Ransomware resilience planning tends to…

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How Botnets are Used in Ransomware Attacks

A botnet is a network of devices that have been infected with malware, allowing a threat actor to control them. However, instead of completely taking over the devices, the individual orchestrating the attack, known as the bot herder, will use a portion of the computer’s bandwidth to run an activity in the background without the…

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Technical Details for Recent Hive Ransomware Activity

Context The Hive ransomware variant has been extremely active in the past year. The ransomware was originally discovered in June of 2021, and reportedly is responsible for more than 300 compromises since September 2021. The FBI released a notice warning the public of the threat in August 2021 after Hive ransomware compromised dozens of medical…

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How to Write an Incident Response Plan for Ransomware Recovery

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one.” – J.R.R. Tolkien In 2022, ransomware is the live dragon for many companies working to develop incident response plans. According to Fortinet’s Global Threat Landscape Report, the first half of 2021 saw a 10.7x increase in the…

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