antiransomware

FBI warns of large-scale ransomware threat to the U.S. healthcare industry

The threat of a large-scale ransomware attack once again grabbed headlines in the mainstream press as the U.S.’s Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services warned that cybercriminals were targeting American healthcare providers.

The alert, which was issued Wednesday, warned that there was “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers” focused on “data theft and disruption of healthcare services.”

The warning comes as hospitals, medical facilities, and healthcare workers around the country are faced with spiking cases of COVID-19. The timing is no accident, as cybercriminals are leveraging the need for these healthcare providers to have access to their data and systems.

Acronis antimalware in ICSA Labs September certification: 100% detection rate

Being “good enough” is never enough when it comes to safeguarding your data, endpoints, and workloads. To stand up to ever-changing threats, the strategies and solutions you rely on for data protection and cybersecurity need to keep evolving too.

Given the constantly changing cyberthreat landscape, Acronis is constantly enhancing our cybersecurity technologies to improve the detection rate and overall performance. The most recent efforts clearly paid off in the September round, as Acronis Cyber Protect scored a perfect 100% in all of the tests done by this respected certification laboratory.

Let’s take a look at the latest results.

SunCrypt adopts attacking techniques from NetWalker and Maze ransomware

The SunCrypt ransomware family was first spotted in October 2019, but it was not very active at that time. The group behind it was independent in the beginning, but they recently joined the so-called Maze cartel – combining forces to rob individuals and companies around the world. This cartel included Maze and LockBit when it first started, but later welcomed Ragnar Locker and now SunCrypt.

The Acronis Security Team provides an in-depth analysis of the SunCrypt threat.

AV-TEST examines Acronis True Image 2021 integrated antimalware

When Acronis created the concept of cyber protection – the integration of reliable backups and effective cybersecurity – it was because we saw how hackers were creating more sophisticated attacks that start by corrupting backup software, disabling backup agents, and altering backup files.

We knew then that backup without antimalware is no longer sufficient because it couldn’t keep the data protected.

Acronis True Image 2021: The first complete personal cyber protection solution

In today’s digital world, you can lose data in any number of ways. You can accidentally delete something you need. Your hard drive can fail. And now there’s a never-ending array of malware threats that usually start their attacks by targeting your backups so you have no way to recover. And, until now, there hasn’t been a single solution that addressed it all.

With today’s release of Acronis True Image 2021, that all changes. That’s because the new Acronis True Image integrates advanced cybersecurity capabilities with our best-of-breed personal backup.

The result is the world’s first complete personal cyber protection solution – purpose-built to make protection easier to manage and more affordable, while greatly improving the security of data and devices.