Still, 78 percent of IT business decision makers say they already spend enough, or too much, on protection from such attacks.
NHS trusts had been warned to apply patches months before the attack.
Ultimate Anonymity Services offers more than 35,000 RDPs for sale, including about 300 from the U.S.
Early victims include the Interfax news agency and Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure.
The botnet has the potential to launch a devastating DDoS attack.
The attackers first hit third-party suppliers, then use those suppliers to breach major targets.
The attacks forced Sweden's transport administration to stop or delay trains, and took down its website and email system.
The company announces new safeguards that protect users from phishing and malicious apps that can be used to steal data from their Google Accounts.
Major breaches of payment card data continue to be a regular occurrence in the hospitality industry.
Sales grew from $250,000 in 2016 to more than $6.2 million in 2017, according to a recent report.
Researchers say the attacks appeared to be early-stage reconnaissance, not preparation for an imminent destructive attack.
The hackers stole 235 GB of military data, of which 182 GB still hasn't been identified.
Data stealing malware taking aim at Aerospace and Defense contractors in the U.S. and South Korea.
The hackers used Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software to locate the files, according to a recent report.
Among those that paid the ransom, 15 percent still never recovered their data, a recent survey found.
The group has been targeting companies with aviation-related connections to Saudi Arabia.
The hacker or hackers appear to have gained admin level access for several months before they were detected.
And 21 percent have fallen victim to phishing attacks, a recent survey found.
And another 32 percent haven't yet decided whether they will or not, a recent survey found.