Reports of the demise of ransomware have been grossly exaggerated: businesses have to redouble their defences as new variants become ever more devious. By James Hayes.
Ransomware attacks on organisations have grown significantly over the last 12 months, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report being presented at it-sa 2018 this week. Employees are falling victim to social attacks, such as financial pretexting and phishing, which represent 98% of social incidents and 93% of all breaches analysed by the report. […]