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While there are many types of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, and others, ransomware has gained the most notoriety over the last few years in part due to the popularity of crypto currency such as Bitcoin, as well its brazen ability to grind productivity to a complete halt. Simply put, ransomware is a considerable revenue generator. For example, CryptoWall v3 reported $325 million in global profit alone. Furthermore, the FBI claims that in just the first three months of 2016 ransomware cost victims in the United States... [Read More]
by RSS Damien Lim  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Everyone has heard how ransomware shut down the networks of several large healthcare providers this past year. To get their systems unlocked, these organizations paid huge ransoms to cybercriminals. Healthcare networks are notoriously vulnerable, and have been tagged by the media and security professionals as the preferred target for these sorts of attacks.That may be about to change. Fortinet research conducted over the past several months shows that manufacturing is likely to be the next industry specifically targeted by ransomware. In our latest... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
A SCADA environment (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is unlike a conventional IT network in that it provides interconnectedness between industrial systems such as robots, valves, thermal or chemical sensors, command and control systems and HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems, rather than desktops. These environments monitor, manage and administer critical infrastructures in various fields such as transport, nuclear, electricity, gas, water, etc. Historically, these SCADA control systems have used a dedicated set of communication protocols... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Sep 18, 2013  |  Filed in: