What You Should Know if Your Business Is Targeted by Ransomware

It may not be news to you that ransomware is on the rise, but the numbers may leave you shocked. In 2020 alone, there were close to 300 million ransomware attacks worldwide.1 The cost of ransom payments demanded by hackers are also increasing in tandem with the increase in attacks. According to a recent projection, the global annual cost of ransomware attacks will touch $20 billion by the end of 2021.

4 Reasons Cybersecurity Attack Surfaces Are Expanding

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals and businesses all over the world in one way or another. Almost overnight, it disrupted the way people went about their daily routines and how companies operated. Amidst all the chaos, changes to the cyber landscape increased at an unprecedented pace. Some of the trends that powered these changes and continue to fuel them are:

Kaseya VSA Ransomware attack

We at ITNS Consulting would like to commend Kaseya for their amazing transparency during this difficult time. As many of you may know Kaseya suffered a ransomware attack on an epic scale. Their quick response to this attack spared hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide from suffering a dismal fate. We were notified within an hour of the onset of the attack and Kaseya has remained extremely transparent and communicative throughout the entire process. We would like to emphasize Kaseya put their customers first by reaching out to industry experts and their communities for assistance in addressing this breach. Ransomware has become a global issue which requires a global response. In the world we live in “it’s not whether a breach will happen, but when”, and how your business will recover. ITNS Consulting is a Kaseya VSA partner, and we are one of the companies protected by Kaseya’s actions. Their quick response to the ransomware attack on Kaseya VSA stopped this attack from affecting any of our clients.

The Dangers of the Inbox

Dangers of the Inbox

There’s a greater psychological undercurrent to cyberattacks than you might think. Cybercriminals are hitting their targets by deceiving you and making you act irresponsibly, and in the midst of the Covid chaos, more consistently than ever before. This blog will help you understand how cybercriminals use emails as their weapon of choice, what are the top cyberthreats making their way into your inbox every day, and how you can launch a robust counterattack of your own.