Quantum Corp. Announces DXi All-Flash Backup Appliances – High-Performance Computing News Analysis

Quantum Corp. Announces DXi All-Flash Backup Appliances – High-Performance Computing News Analysis

SAN JOSE, April 23, 2024 — Data management and storage company Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO)  today announced DXi T-Series all-flash backup appliances to accelerate data protection processes to protect and recover IT operations from ransomware and other data risks. With data-intensive initiatives, like AI, a high priority, coupled with the continuing and ever-present threat of …

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Proportion paying ransoms declines in Q1 2024, even as takings break a new record

Proportion paying ransoms declines in Q1 2024, even as takings break a new record

This compares with 29% paying up in the last quarter of 2023, continuing a downward trend observed since 2019. In Q1 2019 85% paid up, according to Coveware’s figures. It comes as organisations implement advanced protective measures, face regulatory pressure not to pay, and as the belief that cybercriminals will act according to their promises …

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Leicester Council confirms ransomware attack

Leicester Council confirms ransomware attack

The confirmation comes after the criminals responsible for the attack uploaded stolen documents to their dark web site, prompting concerns over data security and user privacy. INC Ransom, the group that has claimed responsibility, is notorious for targeting various governmental, educational and healthcare institutions. The council revealed on 3rd April that approximately 25 sensitive documents, …

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Big Issue subject to latest cybergang attack

Big Issue subject to latest cybergang attack

The information Qilin’s teased on its dark web page includes the driving licence and salary information of the Big Issue Group’s CEO, Paul Cheal. It also released the company’s financials, which are not public. The gang also compromised employee data, including personal addresses, employee details and passport scans. Qilin did not demand a ransom, but …

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Global malware surge revealed in WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report

Global malware surge revealed in WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report

A recent Internet Security Report revealed a significant surge in evasive malware, amplifying the total volume of malware globally. Global cybersecurity leader WatchGuard Technologies compiled the report, which also outlined crucial trends among top malware and both network and endpoint security threats, exploring data collected and analysed by their Threat Lab researchers. Key findings showed …

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Survey: 94% of IT Leaders Rely on Immutable Storage for Ransomware Protection – High-Performance Computing News Analysis

Survey: 94% of IT Leaders Rely on Immutable Storage for Ransomware Protection – High-Performance Computing News Analysis

SAN FRANCISCO – Data storage company Scality recently announced the results of a survey of 500 IT decision-makers across France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. to gain insight into the role immutable data storage plays in an organization’s overall cybersecurity strategy. Key findings reveal: 94% either already rely on immutable data storage or plan to implement …

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Capita reports £107mn annual losses, blames cyberattack

Capita reports £107mn annual losses, blames cyberattack

The attack, identified as a ransomware breach orchestrated by the notorious Black Basta group, wreaked havoc on the company’s financial health, resulting in direct costs of £25.3 million ($32 million). Initially estimating the incident’s impact at £20 million, Capita’s revised figures underscore the extensive repercussions of the attack. The company’s annual report for 2023, released …

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Epic Games hacker isn’t a hacker, at all

Epic Games hacker isn’t a hacker, at all

Mogilevich, which claimed to have breached Fortnite maker Epic Games last month, was due to release the stolen data this week. However, clicking the link to view what was meant to be a trove of personal information and source code instead led to an announcement. Quoted by Cyber Daily, a spokesperson named Pongo writes, “Unfortunately …

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Firms Turn to AI for Smarter Cybersecurity Solutions

Firms Turn to AI for Smarter Cybersecurity Solutions

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently noted that artificial intelligence (AI) could boost online security, a sentiment echoed by many industry experts. AI is transforming how security teams handle cyber threats, making their work faster and more efficient. By analyzing vast amounts of data and identifying complex patterns, AI automates the initial stages of incident investigation. …

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Law enforcement takes down LockBit site

Law enforcement takes down LockBit site

Over the last two years, LockBit has become one of the most infamous ransomware groups in the world, but law enforcement has begun to move in. On Monday evening the group’s website changed to show a message saying it is “under control of law enforcement.” It adds, “The site is now under the control of …

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