Expert Analysis On ISS World Suffers From Cyber Attack

According to reports, ICC World, a major facilities company which provides cleaning, catering, security and other services globally has recently suffered from a ransomware attack. It’s said that many of its employees have been unable to access emails while the company’s website has also been down since 17th February.

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Chris Ross, SVP,  Barracuda Networks
February 24, 2020
It’s also vital that employees are properly trained to spot unsolicited or suspicious emails.
It’s no surprise that cyber criminals are targeting large-scale organisations which operate in multiple areas with ransomware. As the profits of cybercrime continue to grow, increasingly greedy hackers see businesses with a substantial workforce and revenues as a golden opportunity for significant financial gain. Tackling this issue requires businesses to remain vigilant, investing in the ne ....
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Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist,  ESET
February 24, 2020
A real time simulation is the perfect way of ironing out all the disaster points.
Ransomware demonstrates the importance of having plans in place should your organisation experience a cyber incident. The best way to help prevent a ransomware disaster is to set up a simulation attack. A real time simulation is the perfect way of ironing out all the disaster points which may be overlooked in a normal documented policy; all relevant units need to be involved and it should usually ....
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Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer,  Cybereason
February 21, 2020
Let’s not “bayonet the wounded" because being a target and a victim is happening more and more frequently.
In the case of the ISS World ransomware attack, and all ransomware attacks for that matter, corporations can either become a hero or a villain. In the adrenaline rush of “crisis mode,” I hope the executives and security staff of ISS World choose to be heroes by protecting employees, being transparent and erring on the side of doing the right thing. We all hope for minimum damage, rapid recover ....
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Carl Wearn, Head of E-Crime ,  Mimecast
February 21, 2020
What is apparent is that no organisation or sector can think to themselves safe from the firing lines.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen numerous ransomware attacks carried out against large companies. The reason being that the potential monetary gains far outweigh the consequences, if successful. What is apparent is that no organisation or sector can think to themselves safe from the firing lines. Businesses must wake-up to this pressing threat as failing to be prepared can quickly resu ....
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