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Cybercriminals Increase Ransom Demands by 20% in 2023: Arctic Wolf Report

Key Takeaways: - The Arctic Wolf Labs Threat Report noted a 20% surge in ransom demands in 2023. - Business Email Compromise incidents also experienced a...

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Cybercriminals Increase Ransom Demands by 20% in 2023: Arctic Wolf Report

Key Takeaways: - The Arctic Wolf Labs Threat Report noted a 20% surge in ransom demands in 2023. - Business Email Compromise incidents also experienced a significant rise. - Long-disclosed vulnerabilities continued to be exploited by cybercriminals for economic gains. - Key sectors were hit hard by these cybercrime activities. In 2023, businesses confronted a significant escalation in cybercrime. Notably, ransom demands and Business Email Compromise (BEC) incidents rose sharply. Arctic Wolf Networks Inc. highlighted these alarming trends in its annual Arctic Wolf Labs Threat Report. Sharp Rise in Ransom Demands Cybercriminals have dramatically increased their ransomware demands. Specifically, there was a 20% rise precisely, from the prior year. This increase has been consistent and worrying. The attackers seem to be getting...

Google Partnering with Environmental Defense Fund to Monitor Methane Levels

Key Takeaways: - The Environmental Defense Fund is collaborating with Google to develop a methane-monitoring satellite. - Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and its levels have drastically increased. - The data from the satellite is planned to be made public and tracked to specific sources. In the discourse surrounding climate change, the escalating levels of carbon dioxide often dominate. However, paralleling this surge is the equally alarming rise in methane levels. Methane significantly surpasses carbon dioxide in potency as a greenhouse gas. Surprisingly, waste, particularly during extraction and distribution, contributes mostly to atmospheric methane, unlike carbon dioxide which is a byproduct of valuable processes. Controlling Methane Emissions Tackling increasing methane emissions provides one of the most...

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