Daily Archives: July 8, 2021

Why ransomware attacks keep happening

Based on reporting and our own observations, here are some reasons why ransomware isn't letting up any time soon: Cyber liability insurance policies with ransomware/extortion policies in them have incentivised attackers. The bad actors know that if their victim organization has a cyber extortion policy, they'll be paid. Some industries, like healthcare, may end up [...]

How does an unauthorized user gain access?

To start, an unauthorized user is someone who doesn't have permission to access a computer or a system. Unauthorized access is bypassing security policies and controls to said computer or system. Here are a few ways this happens: In Verizon's 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, the FBI's 2020 Internet Crime Report, and EUROPOL's Internet Organized [...]