Cybersecurity Weekly: BlackCat ransomware, Training employees in ransomware, most exploited vulnerabilities in 2021

May 2, 2022 by Ryan Miner

The threat posed by BlackCat ransomware is bigger than we know, how training employees about ransomware can mitigate cyber risk and the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities in the last year. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Why the BlackCat ransomware is a bigger threat than we can imagine

BlackCat, also known as ALPHV, is a relatively new group of cybercriminals that operates a Windows ransomware-as-a-service.
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2. The 15 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities in 2021

The Log4Shell vulnerability topped the list of 15 most exploited by cyber actors, according to cybersecurity agencies.
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3. How Training Employees About Ransomware Can Mitigate Cyber Risk

Ransomware has been on the rise, making headlines and entering boardroom discussions, with more than one-third of businesses globally reporting being hit with ransomware in 2021.
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4. How businesses should react to data breaches

While there are many unanswered questions from the Block (formerly called Square) data breach, the organization’s flaw is actually not as uncommon or shocking as many readers might think.
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5. Report: 78% increase in ransomware attacks in last year

An independent survey from Sophos published on April 27 found that 66% of organizations globally were hit by a ransomware attack last year, a 78% increase from the year before.
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Posted: May 2, 2022
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