Cybercriminals refining attack methods, backups often fail to restore data: studies
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Cybercriminals refining attack methods, backups often fail to restore data: studies

Cyber crime, A hacker using a virus to attack software

Two studies from well-known cybersecurity firms have found that 31% of companies are unable to restore system data from backup after it has been encrypted by a ransomware attacker; at the same time, criminals are changing tactics to both go after bigger targets while shifting their methods away from encrypting a target’s sensitive data to threatening to release that data publicly.

At-Bay, a digital security firm specializing in cybersecurity for the insurance industry, stated in its Backup Breakdown report that while 92% of businesses reported having backup systems in place, 31% of those systems failed to restore data during a...

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