Blog posts by Nitish Deshpande


Ransomware in 2022

Cybercriminals continue to cause disruption for organizations in 2022. Depending on the cyberattack type, those disruptions lead to various consequences, such as reputational/brand damage, financial losses, and monetary penalties. One of the most prevalent types of cyberattacks is ransomware, accounting for approximately 10% of all cyberattacks in 2021. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption keys. Palo Alto Networks states...


Log4j Vulnerability: It Is Still a Threat

The Log4j vulnerability, was first detected in December 2021. Log4j is an open-source Java library that is widely used by developers to monitor apps and captures logs. Cybersecurity experts classified it as a critical severity due to its vulnerability to remote code execution (RCE) attacks, local code execution (LCE) attacks, and information leakage. Millions of attack attempts exploiting this vulnerability were reported . Microsoft identified a group of attackers from China that used this weakness as a back door to inflict organizations with Nightsky ransomware. Due to being...


Here’s Why DDoS Attacks Have Become a Bigger Threat

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are no longer top of mind; however, today DDoS attacks are an even bigger threat than ever before. The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation due to growth in digital services. The ever-increasing number of devices being exposed to the internet, the ever-growing dependency of organizations on these digital services as a virtual interface to customers, consumers, and citizens, the shift to remote work/work from home and the growth in importance of cryptocurrencies. All these factors have led to a continuous increase in the number and...

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