Friday December 13, 2019

Prevention is always better than cure

Threat hunting is the name of the game when it comes to best practice for stopping cyberattacks, according to Sophos’s Brian Murray, writes Quinton O’Reilly

17th November, 2019
Brian Murray, enterprise account executive for Sophos

In Sophos’s most recent threat report, there is a section which shows how much ransomware has evolved since 1989. Originally spread by 20,000 floppy disks sent in the posts, it has changed significantly between then and the last three years.

WannaCry and NotPetya became the first global ransomware attack and nation-state targeted ransomware respectively in 2017, while 2018 saw targeted large-scale attacks becoming commonplace, and this year brought about the first ransomware targeting IT service providers.

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