Tag: #ransomware attacks
Cyber adversaries know that one small IoT sensor can provide entry into a corporate network to launch ransomware attacks and more. According to a survey of IT decision-makers by Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), 80% of respondents from Asia Pacific (including Japan), who have IoT devices connected to their organization’s network, reported an increase in non-business IoT devices on corporate networks in the last year. Smart light bulbs, heart rate monitors, connected gym equipment, coffee machines, game consoles and even pet feeders are among the list of the strangest devices identified on such networks in the study.
Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, recently published the “Sophos State of Ransomware in Education 2021,” which looks at the extent and impact of ransomware attacks on educational institutions worldwide during 2020.