NCSC Report Shows Massive Spike In Russian Ransomware Attacks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 18, 2021 05:12 am PST

BACKGROUND:

It has been reported that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities. The cybersecurity agency said it had helped deal with a 7.5% increase in cases in the year to August, fuelled by the surge of criminal hackers seizing control of corporate data and demanding payment in cryptocurrency for its return. Paul Chichester, director of operations, said that “ransomware has certainly dominated a significant portion of year” and that the hacking epidemic had become “global as a story in the last 12 months”.