Data Protection Survey: What the Numbers Say
Data Protection Survey: What the Numbers Say

30 September 2021

Confidence in protecting business data that is being used in different places and threatened in different ways is a point of growing concern according to the results of a recent Data Protection survey. We break down the key findings of the snapshot that includes cyber threats like ransomware and the increase in remote work as factors.

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Stories From The Lab: Russian Hackers Gamble With Ransomware
Stories From The Lab: Russian Hackers Gamble With Ransomware

23 August 2021

Listen to a short story from the data recovery lab. In this episode, an online casino host’s data is taken hostage by Russian hackers and CBL helps recover it. Ransomware before it was a thing. This case had it all. Also, see a visualization of how ransomware incidents have exploded in recent years.

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Rise in Data Threats Adds to Coronavirus Crisis
Rise in Data Threats Adds to Coronavirus Crisis

22 April 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge countries all over the world, data is playing an important role in the fight but is also under heightened risk from threats to cybersecurity and data safety.

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Throwback: A Data Recovery That Had Everything From Russian Hackers to Ransomware
Throwback: A Data Recovery That Had Everything From Russian Hackers to Ransomware

23 May 2019

Russian hackers? Ransomware before it was a thing? This recovery had everything.

Read this throwback newspaper story

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The ABC’s of Cybersecurity
The ABC’s of Cybersecurity

30 May 2018

Not so long ago we were all anxiously biting our nails over the impending threat of the WannaCry cyberattack, which affected over 300,000 computers worldwide. Even though the ransomware attack was resolved in a matter of days, it swiftly incurred billions of dollars in damages. The reality is, it hasn’t been too long since this major attack, and threats to your own cybersecurity measures are as prevalent now as they were then. It’s important to take precautions when it comes to protecting confidential corporate information, but just what do those precautions entail?

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Equifax: Zero Credit for Poor Handling of Massive Data Breach
Equifax: Zero Credit for Poor Handling of Massive Data Breach

26 September 2017

“Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.”

Sound familiar? You and 143 million other people in the United States, the UK, and Canada.That’s right – Americans weren’t the only ones affected by the massive Equifax data breach.

It’s been quite a year for data breaches (many a result of escalating and evolving ransomware), but this situation was largely precipitated by Equifax’s negligence. Companies who feel they are taking extensive preventative measures can always do more. Being on the defense is not the same as mounting an offense.

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Back-to-School, Back to Secure: Security Best Practices for All Age Groups
Back-to-School, Back to Secure: Security Best Practices for All Age Groups

17 August 2017

Whether it’s coming to a grinding halt or a gradual slowdown, there’s no doubt about it: summer is approaching its end. But while the temperatures are decreasing, hackers are increasing their efforts targeting networks and users of all ages. Cyberattacks span payment card fraud, unintended disclosure, hacking, malware, insider leaks, and ransomware—these are only a few of the most common approaches.

Different age groups vary in online behavior and thus, are susceptible to different online scams, threats, and pitfalls. Understanding risk factors is the first step toward protecting yourself.

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WannaCrypt: The Ransomware That Makes You Wanna Cry
WannaCrypt: The Ransomware That Makes You Wanna Cry

19 May 2017

Ransomware isn’t new, but it’s been all over the news recently. Just last weekend, hackers launched a massive cyberattack that crippled hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe. Known as WannaCrypt—also called WannaCry or Wanna Decryptor—it is a particularly damaging brand of virus known as ransomware.

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7 Security Resolutions for 2017
7 Security Resolutions for 2017

16 January 2017

The New Year carries the promise of infinite potential. Yet again, individuals are engaging in the common practice of resolution-making. But the percentage of people who see these resolutions through to conclusion is shockingly low.

The proliferation of technology has made time more precious than ever. Our lives move faster, so we need to accomplish more in a shorter period of time. We’d like to offer 7 security resolutions that you should make — and achieve — in 2017.

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The Rise of Ransomware: How to Handle Data Hijacking
The Rise of Ransomware: How to Handle Data Hijacking

16 May 2016

Ransomware is all the rage—and not in a good way

Ransomware is all the rage—and not in a good way. Cybersecurity experts are calling these virtual attacks an ‘epidemic’ of epic proportions.

In fact, its exponential growth over the past few years has left individuals, companies, and industries feeling both enraged and powerless.

Why? Well, because the only protection against ransomware is caution.

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