International Airline Service Interruptions

Context On May 25, 2022, multiple flights in India were grounded for several hours after the airline confirmed a ransomware attack on their internal systems that also disrupted their website functionality. On May 26, 2022, a small airline cancelled all flights leaving Gatwick in the United Kingdom from 1 to 3 p.m. BST due to…

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5 Most Common Ransomware Types in 2022

Colonial Pipeline. JBS. Kaseya. 2021 was a record year for high-profile, expensive ransomware attacks. In 2022 we can only expect this to continue, as ransomware-as-a-service expands threat actor accessibility to tools, and new double/triple extortion ransomware attacks raise potential profits even higher. Although the retail and hospitality sector has not been hit nearly as hard…

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Potential Cyber Ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

As the Russia/Ukraine crisis develops, RH-ISAC is working to provide guidance to the retail and hospitality community concerned with the situation’s impact on their operations. Historically, Russian cyber activities during regional conflict start with massive DDoS attacks against the target states’ communications and civil infrastructure organizations. Other opportunistic attacks such as ransomware and data breaches…

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022

The last few years have been challenging for cybersecurity departments who were forced to adapt quickly to rapid digitalization in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. An expanded attack surface has presented new opportunities for cyber criminals, but developing technology holds possibilities for more efficient protection. Here are just a few of the cybersecurity predictions…

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Analyzing the Cybersecurity Hygiene of Ransomware Victims

Any company operating a modern information technology environment can fall victim to system-encrypting ransomware. But not every company has fallen victim. Do companies that experience an operations-impacting ransomware event have poor cybersecurity hygiene? Or is the quality of cybersecurity hygiene not a factor in the frequency of ransomware events? To answer these questions, RiskRecon analyzed…

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