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Cybersecurity

Arctic Wolf sniffs out new ransomware variant

June 5, 2024

Via: CSO Online

The ransomware payload is designed for an easy and quicker payday over a deep, double-extortive infection. Arctic Wolf’s incident response team has identified a new ransomware variant, referred to as Fog — targeting the education and recreation sectors in the […]


Cybersecurity

Missouri county declares state of emergency amid suspected ransomware attack

April 3, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

Jackson County, Missouri, has declared a state of emergency and closed key offices indefinitely as it responds to what officials believe is a ransomware attack that has made some of its IT systems inoperable. “Jackson County has identified significant disruptions […]


Cybersecurity

Turkish ransomware campaign hacks into weak MSSQL servers: report

January 10, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Poorly secured Microsoft SQL servers in the US, EU, and LATAM are being attacked by financially motivated Turkish threat actors in an ongoing campaign to deliver MIMIC ransomware payloads, according to a Securonix research. The financial cyberthreat campaign named RE#TURGENCE […]


Cybersecurity

UK government vulnerable to ‘catastrophic ransomware’ attack: Report

December 13, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The UK government is at risk of a “catastrophic ransomware attack” that can potentially bring the country to a “standstill,” warned a new parliamentary committee report. “A major ransomware attack could have a devastating impact on UK citizens and the […]


Cybersecurity

Colorado higher education department reports ransomware attack

August 7, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The Colorado Department of Higher Education on Friday reported it was the victim of a data breach following a ransomware attack this past June, and that the personal information of students and teachers dating back to 2004 may have been […]


Cybersecurity

A Russian ransomware gang breaches the Energy Department and other federal agencies

June 16, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Department of Energy and several other federal agencies were compromised in a Russian cyber-extortion gang’s global hack of a file-transfer program popular with corporations and governments, but the impact was not expected to be great, Homeland Security officials said […]


Cybersecurity

Minnesota Department of Education swept up in global MOVEit cyberattack

June 12, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The Minnesota Department of Education announced Friday that personal information pertaining to about 95,000 students was breached as part of an ongoing and global exploit of a popular file-transfer system. Hackers from the ransomware group known as CL0P recently exploited […]


Cybersecurity

2 Years After Colonial Pipeline, US Critical Infrastructure Still Not Ready for Ransomware

May 5, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

As the second anniversary of the massive ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline nears, experts warn that efforts to thwart the potentially debilitating threat to US critical infrastructure have not been enough. The cyberattack on its IT infrastructure forced Colonial Pipeline […]


Cybersecurity

CISA kicks off ransomware vulnerability pilot to help spot ransomware-exploitable flaws

March 20, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the launch of the Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot (RVWP) program to “proactively identify information systems that contain security vulnerabilities commonly associated with ransomware attacks.” Once the program identifies vulnerable […]


Cybersecurity

FBI takes down Hive ransomware group in an undercover operation

January 27, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) along with international partners have taken down the Hive ransomware group. The operation that began in July 2022 resulted in the FBI penetrating Hive’s computer networks, capturing its decryption keys, and offering them to […]


Cybersecurity

Healthcare Providers and Hospitals Under Ransomware’s Siege

December 28, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

While ransomware groups have not spared any industry, attackers have put the healthcare sector at the top of their preferred targets. The surge in hospitals falling victim to breaches has raised concerns among regulators and government officials who have moved […]


Cybersecurity

Ransomware Warranties: Gimmick or Guarantee?

December 8, 2022

Via: CIO

Warranties inspire confidence. If something goes wrong with a purchase, you’ll be made whole. That’s the idea anyway. Now consider ransomware. It’s not a “something.” It’s a “when thing.” So ransomware warranties hold understandable appeal. Here’s why: By 2031, ransomware […]


Cybersecurity

Microsoft links Russia’s military to cyberattacks in Poland and Ukraine

November 11, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft on Thursday fingered Russia’s military intelligence arm as the likely culprit behind ransomware attacks last month that targeted Polish and Ukrainian transportation and logistics organizations. If the assessment by members of the Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) is […]


Cybersecurity

Ransomware is a global problem and getting worse, says US

November 1, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The White House has united dozens of nations and representatives from big tech companies for a two-day summit aimed at figuring out how to tackle the global ransomware problem. “When you look at government networks, as we know — Costa […]


Cybersecurity, Education, Industry

LAUSD Ransomware Attack: Understanding Cybersecurity Risks in Education

October 7, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

On September 5, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack. The group behind the attack, Vice Society, threatened to leak the stolen data. The school district opted not to pay […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

CISA launches incident, ransomware reporting rulemaking RFI

September 12, 2022

Via: CSO Online

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its request for information (RFI) on upcoming reporting requirements that will mandate organizations report significant cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours and ransomware payments 24 hours after payments are made. The RFI […]


Cybersecurity

As LA Unified Battles Ransomware, CISA Warns About Back-to-School Attacks

September 6, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

As the school year kicks off across the country, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning to districts that threat actor group Vice Society is targeting their systems. The notice comes just hours after the Los […]


Cybersecurity

Reports of government ransomware attacks are down, but looks are deceiving

July 29, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A report earlier this month from the Ransomware Task Force, a group of roughly 60 tech-industry and public-sector cybersecurity experts who’ve been studying the titular threat, found that while organizations worldwide continue to suffer attacks, the clip of incidents affecting […]


Cybersecurity

Organizations Battling Phishing Malware, Viruses the Most

June 23, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Enterprise defenders contend with a dizzying variety of threats as attackers regularly evolve their arsenals of attack tools. But a recent survey suggests that in many cases, tried-and-tested attacks remain more prevalent than more sophisticated ones. According to Dark Reading’s […]


Cybersecurity

11 infamous malware attacks: The first and the worst

June 9, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Viruses and other malware spreading for sinister or baffling reasons has been a staple of cyberpunk novels and real-life news stories alike for decades. And in truth, there have been computer viruses on the internet since before it was the […]