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CrowdStrike’s Adam Meyers on eCrime Actors’ Pivot to Ransomware

Sharon Holland

A recent article on Dark Reading by VP of Intelligence Adam Meyers at our partner Crowdstrike is titled “The Big E-Crime Pivot.” It puts forth the argument that cybercriminals “have begun to recognize that enterprise ransomware offers tremendous financial advantage over the more traditional tactics of wire fraud and account takeover.”

For those that don’t have time to read the full article, we have collated some of the highlights:

What is the Pivot?

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What Should a Cyber Incident Playbook Include?

Alastair Horner

Do You Really Need A Cyber Incident Playbook?

As part of business continuity planning most organisations have a disaster recovery plan in place in case of a fire, flood or other business impacting incidents, so why should planning for a Cyber Security incident be any different?  Building a strong Cyber Incident Playbook is vital and works together with in tandem with other procedures should issues arise.

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Ransomware Attack Scenario at “Shoes-4-U” – How Would You React?

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience a cyber-attack? Want to know what the warning signs are? This article recreates a typical ransomware attack scenario of what a business may go through in the first 24 hours when experiencing a data breach.

The Scenario

Fictional high street shoe retailer Shoes-4-U, with branches in every town nationwide, has recently received an email from a supplier.

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UK Financial Sector Must Build Operational Resilience To Counter Cyber Threats

Lorna Fimia

In a 2018 report by McAfee and the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), it was found that cyber-crime has a global impact of $600 billion every year on businesses, through everything from losses due to system closures to reputation damage. This has affected many companies, with an attack now being a very real possibility for a lot of organizations.

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The money trail behind ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS)

Max Pritchard

A recent report published by Check Point Threat Intelligence Team has revealed interesting information about the Cerber ransomware operation. Cerber makes money by infecting victims’ machines, encrypting their files, and then charging them money (starting at ~$600) to decrypt them.

Cerber is an example of cybercrime as a professional, if criminal, business.

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