20 stories about Ransomware
Refael Franco and Gil Baram

The financial effect of a cyber crisis: The neglected costs senior executives should take into account

13.11.22|Refael Franco and Gil Baram
“C-level leaders of organizations and companies need to have timely information and tools in order to calculate the risk, assess investment in cybersecurity, and close the gaps between the two,” write Refael Franco and Gil Baram
סייבר נוזקה נוזקת כופר כופרה האקר

US, Israel sign deal to combat ransomware, protect critical financial infrastructure

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Israel’s Finance Minister agreed to set up a task force to support fintech innovation and cybersecurity last year and the new partnership will see the parties conduct a bilateral exercise later this year
Shimon Oren Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct identifies top 5 ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021

02.08.21|James Spiro
Mid-year threat landscape report has highlighted some of the ways that organizations and individuals are at risk online
מימין רותם אירם ו רומן יצקוביץ' מייסדי At Bay

Cyber insurance startup At-Bay raises $185 million at $1.35 billion valuation

27.07.21|Meir Orbach
The startup, which raised $276 million to date, provides insurance for organizations and helps them counter cyber threats
עמרי וקסלר חוקר סייבר אוניברסיטת תל אביב

The 5 biggest global cyber threats of 2021

12.07.21|Omree Wechsler
“Despite increased governmental attention to cybersecurity, existing cyber threats are here to stay and are likely to evolve at a faster pace than implemented countermeasures,” writes Omree Wechsler, a Senior Researcher at Tel Aviv University
תומר שמר Portnox

REvil ransomware attack illustrates IT systems need for epidemiological investigation

11.07.21|Tomer Shemer
"The truth about the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as for computer systems, is that complete isolation of our homes or computer stations will prevent us from catching the virus, but it will also prevent us from functioning," writes Tomer Shemer of Portnox
Cyber Attack Shirbit

Businesses are 80% as likely to suffer repeat cyberattacks, despite paying ransoms

16.06.21|James Spiro
A new study by Israeli firm Cybereason has shown the true cost of doing business with cybercriminals who carry out attacks
אבטחת מידע סייבר פריצה סיסמה

Survey: Over one-third of Israeli organizations hit by ransomware had their data encrypted

The average cost of remediating a ransomware attack in Israel was $569,729, one of the lowest costs of all countries according to a survey conducted by cybersecurity company Sophos
האקר הגנת הפרטיות ערוץ פטנטים וקניין רוחני

Check Point reveals leap in cyberattacks on Israeli medical facilities toward end of 2020

06.01.21|Raphael Kahan
Medical facilities have become a target for cybercriminals during the pandemic; in Israel the figure stands particularly high at 813 attacks per week compared to global average of 620
מטה חברת ביטוח שירביט אזור תעשייה פולג נתניה

Shirbit hack serves as a wakeup call to every financial company

06.12.20|Irit Avissar and Naomi Zoreff
What's next for Shirbit and the insurance sector after company refuses to pay ransom and hackers vow to sell client data
הודעת הסחיטה של שירביט

Hackers demand $1 million in Bitcoin from breached insurance company

03.12.20|Raphael Kahan
Black Shadow threatens to dump batches of its clients’ information every day until the ransom is paid
ועידת ברלין 2020 נמרוד קוזלובסקי

Ransomware victims are in the eye of the storm

18.11.20|Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski
A new U.S. Department of the Treasury advisory is threatening to shake up the way cybersecurity companies handle ransomware attacks
האקר ביטקוין מטבע וירטאלי

Check Point tracks Bitcoin ransom payments from new cyber attack to Iranian nationals

12.11.20|Meir Orbach
Dubbed Pay2Key, the sophisticated new ransomware encrypts an organization’s entire network in an hour, with 12 Israeli companies so far falling victim
מפעל טאואר סמי קונדוקטר ב מגדל העמק

Tower announces 'all systems go' following a disruptive ransom cyberattack

10.09.20|Meir Orbach
Due to the manufacturing disruption, the company expects some level of impact on its third-quarter results
מפעל טאואר סמי קונדוקטר ב מגדל העמק

RYUK virus running riot as it strikes down another victim in Tower

08.09.20|Meir Orbach
It is believed that Tower wasn't the only Israeli company that came under attack by the virus over the past weekend
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Tower to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who paralyzed its manufacturing

07.09.20|Meir Orbach
The Israeli semiconductor company’s insurance firm will cover the costs for the ransomware attack
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Tower proves there is no shame in being the victim of a cyberattack

06.09.20|Meir Orbach
The companies that should really be ashamed are the ones that think that they can hide the breach, not understanding that it will be revealed in retrospect or while it's ongoing
מנכ"ל טאואר ראסל אלוונגר

Israeli chipmaker Tower confirms cyberattack forced it to shut down systems

06.09.20|Meir Orbach
Tower notified the relevant authorities, including law enforcement, of the incident and reported it to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Sunday, but didn't say whether it was the victim of a ransomware attack
רכב אוטונומי של מובילאיי ו פורד בניסוי ב ירושלים

Can a celebrity's Instagram account be repossessed and where are most ransomware attacks coming from?

CTech Daily Roundup: One-minute Covid-19 detector at center of bitter legal battle
שלומי אביב VMware

Most ransomware attacks still come from Russia, China, and North Korea, says VMware exec

Shlomi Aviv, the Israel country manager for Dell subsidiary VMware, spoke Sunday with CTech’s Editor in Chief Elihay Vidal, as part of Calcalist’s online convention on cybersecurity