Tag Archives: Ransomware

The Ransomware-as-a-Service market within the darknet

For the past few years, ransomware has been one of the fastest-growing cybercrimes. The current trend is that organizations such as businesses, universities, hospitals and even municipalities are becoming the primary targets, whereas regular citizens are, to a lesser extent, being hit. Because of ransomware success, ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) has grown in popularity.  RaaS is available …

Le marché des Ransomware-as-a-service sur le darknet

Au cours des dernières années, les rançongiciels ont été l’une des cybermenaces les plus largement répandues. La tendance actuelle montre que les organisations telles que les entreprises, les universités, les hôpitaux et même les municipalités deviennent les cibles principales, tandis que les citoyens ordinaires sont touchés dans une moindre mesure. En raison du succès des …

Cyberstats Challenge: No Industry is safe from Ransomware

Mahreen Naisir, Fahan Mahmood and Vipul Malhortra from the University of Windsor presented their analysis of data from the Statistics Canada Cybercrime Survey at our 2019 Workshop in Ottawa. This was as part of a competition aiming to better align recent evidence and statistics with best practices for business. Participants thoroughly examined the data from …

La portée économique des campagnes de rançongiciel par transactions Bitcoin

Les cyberattaques continuent d’évoluer, devenant une menace croissante pour les systèmes informatiques du monde entier. En 2018, près de 21 % des entreprises canadiennes ont été touchées par un incident de cybersécurité. Parmi celles-ci, 8 % ont déclaré avoir été victimes de rançongiciel (Statistique Canada, 2018). Les rançongiciels constituent l’une des menaces les plus dangereuses …

The economic significance of ransomware campaigns through Bitcoin transactions

Cyber-attacks continue to evolve as they become an increasing concern for computer systems across the world. In 2018, almost 21% of Canadian businesses have been impacted by a cybersecurity incident. Among them, 8% have declared being victims of ransomware[1]. Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyber-crime threats to individual users and enterprises. According to …

Dmitry Samosseiko – Ransomware: the great equalizer

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop – 2016 Spring The cyber-attacks targeting individuals and businesses worldwide continue to grow and wreak havoc. But one particular threat type clearly stands out from everything else we see today or had faced before. The file-encrypting ransomware has taken its victims by storm recently. It’s dominating the current threat landscape …