Ransomware payment rates drop to new low – only 29% of victims are forking over cash

January 31, 2024 at 02:20PM Ransomware payments dropped to 29% in Q4 2023, down from 85% in 2019. Coveware attributes the decline to increased awareness and reluctance to trust data kidnappers due to high-profile incidents where payments led to nothing. A payment ban is discouraged, with reporting requirements and changing victim incentives seen as more … Read more

When Good Security Awareness Programs Go Wrong

November 9, 2023 at 02:13PM An email sent by a company informing employees about a holiday bonus turned out to be a phishing simulation. Employees were required to fill out a form with personal details to claim the bonus, failing the test instead. Instead of receiving the bonus, they were mandated to take security awareness … Read more