Australian organisations continued to be plagued by ransomware and malware attacks by cybercriminals, according to global cybersecurity firm Sophos. A

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Australian organisations continued to be plagued by ransomware and malware attacks by cybercriminals, according to global cybersecurity firm Sophos. A… Continue reading on iTWire

According to Sophos, three quarters (74%) of Australian organisations experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year – including ransomware and other malware (73%), exposed data (30%), compromised accounts (28%), and cryptojacking (25%).

According to the State of Cloud Security 2020 from Sophos, European organisations suffered the lowest percentage of security incidents in the cloud, “an indicator that compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines are helping to protect organisations” from being compromised.

“India, on the other hand, fared the worst, with 93% of organisations being hit by an attack in the last year,” Sophos said.

Sophos says that in Australia “accidental exposure” continues to plague organisations, with misconfigurations exploited in 69% of reported attacks, and misconfigurations driving the majority of incidents which are “all too common” given cloud management complexities, as detailed in the SophosLabs 2020 Threat Report.

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