I took a week off blogging last week but the lazy days were inundated by bad news. A few more devastating ransomware attacks. This time, Colonial Pipeline in the US was hacked and its networks were shutdown by ransomware. These ransomware threats are never ending, and they are getting more damaging than ever. It is like trying to plug a leaking boat with your hands, and more leaks appear as you plug them.
More ransomware news hitting healthcare around the world last week:
- [ May 15, 2021 ] Ireland’s health service hit by ‘significant’ ransomware attack
- [ May 20, 2021 ] Irish hospitals are latest to be hit by ransomware attacks
- [ May 19, 2021 ] Ransomware attacks hit AXA’s Asia unit, New Zealand health provider
- [ May 20, 2021 ] Ransomware attacks are spiking. Is your company prepared?
- [ May 20, 2021 ] RansomCloud: It’s new, it’s here now and it’s coming to a server near you
We are forever chasing for a solution, forever losing because almost all technology defenses to protect the data against ransomware are reactive. Why is ransomware still such a big threat then? Time to rethink file security fundamentals.