NCSC (National Cyber Security Center) released a new security report, claiming that businesses and companies are not taking ransomware seriously--even this severe system attack is currently evolving.  

NCSC's New Cybersecurity Reports Shows Evolving Ransomware Attacks Not Being Taken Seriously—Businesses Now Warned
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"This year we have seen countless examples of cyber security threats: from state-sponsored activity to criminal ransomware attacks," said the Government Communications Headquarters' Director Jeremy Fleming. 

He added that the rising malicious campaigns in various countries show the consequences of virtual activity. The ransomware attacks remind them that the things happening online could also affect the real world. 

On the other hand, NCSC's official report claims that the ransomware attackers are becoming more serious than ever, affecting the United Kingdom and the U.S. 

NCSC Warns About Ransomware's Evolution

According to ZDNet's latest report, NCSC explained that ransomware attacks have been growing ever since 2020, which is the peak of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This is also the time when most companies were forced to implement WFH, which put their systems at risk since their IT or security teams couldn't easily integrate anti-ransomware protections in their employees' houses. 

The cybersecurity agency also explained that these malicious activities' evolution could affect various companies and organizations even more. For example, if a company system or database was breached, it would take longer for the security researchers to complete the recovery.

Some Safety Measures Could Allow Ransomware Attacks Instead

The National Cyber Security Center said that companies and businesses could still do some things on their own to protect their systems and database from ransomware attacks. 

However, the security agency explained that they need to be careful when relying on anti-ransomware protections. For example, VPNs are now becoming more popular in various businesses. But, NCSC explained that these could also act as gateways for ransomware attackers. 

In other news, three REvil hackers were arrested in Europe this November. On the other hand, the U.S. government offers $10 million to those who can provide additional info about the hacking group DarkSide. 

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