What is Ransomware and how to protect your PC/laptop against ransomware attacks? – Threat Brief

Since 2010, ransomware has evolved as one of the biggest cyber risks. In fact, 2017 saw more ransomware attacks than ever before. May 12th 2017 saw the biggest ever cyber attack in Internet history (yes, bigger than the Dyn DDoS). A ransomware named WannaCry stormed through the web, with the damage epicenter being in Europe.

Read more about what is ransomware and how you can protect your workstation, PC or laptop against such attacks on Heimdal Security Blog.

Cyber risks contributed by your supply chain

There is nothing new about the risk of cyber-attacks on IT and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). About a decade ago, people believed that cyber-attacks can only be launched through the internet and adopted the principle of air-gap-isolated systems. The famous Stuxnet attack (2010) was the first strong indication that cyber-attack on IT and ICS (known as Operation Technology- OT) organizations can be also launched internally after the adversary entered your facility.

A hacker tried selling stolen military drone documents for $200

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future recently released a report about one of its more interesting findings. 

While scouring the hacker forums on the dark web, the firm’s analysts discovered someone selling MQ-9 Reaper drone documents — maintenance books, training guides, and a list of airmen assigned to the military drone. The hacker was looking for $150-200 for the documentation.