Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

Infrastructure of #Australian Transportation Company Infected with #Mailto #Ransomware

Infrastructure of #Australian Transportation Company Infected with #Mailto #Ransomware

Source: Infrastructure of Australian Transportation Company Infected with Mailto Ransomware – Security Boulevard. A ransomware attack has crippled the operations of Australian transportation firm Toll, affecting more than 1,000 servers were affected, according to inside sources cited by itnews. After the attack on January 31, the company immediately began to disconnect parts of the infrastructure to stop it from […]

Why you can’t bank on #backups to fight #ransomware anymore | Ars Technica

Why you can’t bank on #backups to fight #ransomware anymore | Ars Technica

Source: Why you can’t bank on backups to fight ransomware anymore | Ars Technica. Ransomware operators stealing data before they encrypt means backups are not enough. Not every ransomware attack is an unmitigated disaster. But even the most prepared organizations, it seems, can have small-scale disasters in the era of mass scans, spear phishes, and targeted […]

3 #Malware #Trends to Keep an Eye Out For in 2020

3 #Malware #Trends to Keep an Eye Out For in 2020

Source: 3 Malware Trends to Keep an Eye Out For in 2020. Here are three malware trends organizations should keep an eye on in 2020. We examine each and discover how organizations might better protect themselves. Malware closed out 2019 on a strong note. According to AV-TEST, malware authors’ efforts throughout the year helped push the […]

#Snake #Ransomware is Raising Concerns for Industrial Controls Systems

#Snake #Ransomware is Raising Concerns for Industrial Controls Systems

Source: Snake Ransomware is Raising Concerns for Industrial Controls Systems – Security Boulevard. A recently discovered file-encrypting ransomware is raising concerns for industrial control system (ICS) operators. Written in the Go language, EKANS/Snake ransomware attempts to extort its victims by encrypting their files, leaving those affected with few options other than to meet the hackers’ demands. […]

#RobbinHood #ransomware tricks Windows into deleting defences

#RobbinHood #ransomware tricks Windows into deleting defences

Source: RobbinHood ransomware tricks Windows into deleting defences. By subverting kernel memory settings in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, the RobbinHood ransomware can now delete cyber security defences from target systems. The RobbinHood ransomware works by exploiting an old vulnerability, CVE-2018-19320, that exists in a now-deprecated driver produced by Taiwanese firm Gigabyte, which still […]

#Ragnarok #Ransomware Targets Citrix ADC, Disables #Windows Defender

#Ragnarok #Ransomware Targets Citrix ADC, Disables #Windows Defender

Source: Ragnarok Ransomware Targets Citrix ADC, Disables Windows Defender. A new ransomware called Ragnarok has been detected being used in targeted attacks against unpatched Citrix ADC servers vulnerable to the CVE-2019-19781 exploit. Last week, FireEye released a report about new attacks exploiting the now patched Citrix ADC vulnerability to install the new Ragnarok Ransomware on vulnerable networks. When […]

#Canadian Company Pays $1 Million After #Ransomware #Attack

#Canadian Company Pays $1 Million After #Ransomware #Attack

Source: Canadian Company Pays $1 Million After Ransomware Attack. According to reports, hackers were able to gain access to the system and thousands of the company’s computers, forcing them to shut down for about a week last October. A recent ransomware attack costed a Canadian insurance company about $1 million to regain access to their data. […]

#Ransomware targeting #health #systems in more 'sophisticated' ways

#Ransomware targeting #health #systems in more ‘sophisticated’ ways

Source: Ransomware targeting health systems in more ‘sophisticated’ ways. Alerts from federal agencies, cybersecurity companies and information-sharing groups help chief information security officers stay up-to-date on emerging threats, but chasing new variants of ransomware is a never-ending job. Sometimes, ransomware can feel like the flu. As soon as hospitals find a defense, a new and more […]

#Ransomware hits TV & radio #news #monitoring service #TVEyes

Source: Ransomware hits TV & radio news monitoring service TVEyes | ZDNet. Newsrooms, political campaigns, and PR agencies panic as they lose access to one of their crucial media monitoring tools. A ransomware infection has brought down TVEyes, a company that manages a popular platform for monitoring TV and radio news broadcasts, broadly used by newsrooms […]

3Ransomware hits #TV #search engine popular among #political campaigns

3Ransomware hits #TV #search engine popular among #political campaigns

Source: Ransomware hits TV search engine popular among political campaigns – CNET. One of this year’s first hacks to affect the 2020 US presidential election happened Thursday. TVEyes, a broadcast television search engine used by political campaigns to monitor opponents and track ads, said Friday it was hit with a ransomware attack. In a tweet, TVEyes […]