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.

30 years of #ransomware: How one bizarre #attack laid the foundations for the #malware taking over the world

Source: 30 years of ransomware: How one bizarre attack laid the foundations for the malware taking over the world | ZDNet. In December 1989 the world was introduced to the first ever ransomware – and 30 years later ransomware attacks are now at crisis levels. Ransomware has been one of the most prolific cyber threats facing […]

#ConnectWise Control Abused Again to Deliver #Zeppelin #Ransomware

#ConnectWise Control Abused Again to Deliver #Zeppelin #Ransomware

Source: ConnectWise Control Abused Again to Deliver Zeppelin Ransomware – Security Boulevard. In April 2019, attackers who breached IT supplier Wipro leveraged the ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) remote desktop application as a major component of their attack. In April 2019, attackers who breached IT supplier Wipro leveraged the ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) remote desktop application as […]

City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms #Ransomware #Attack

City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms #Ransomware #Attack

Source: City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms Ransomware Attack. Most systems remain offline to prevent the attack from spreading. An ongoing cyberattack against the city of Pensacola, Fla., is confirmed to be ransomware, officials reported this week. While some email service has been restored for city workers, most of Pensacola’s systems are still disconnected to prevent the […]

This new #ransomware is targeting #companies across Europe and the US

Source: This new ransomware is targeting companies across Europe and the US | ZDNet. Zeppelin ransomware is highly customisable and researchers believe the attacks are of Russian origin. Cyber criminals using a new form of ransomware are going after healthcare and technology companies across Europe, the US and Canada in what researchers describe as ‘carefully chosen’ […]

Snatch #Data-Theft #Ransomware: Here's What #MSSPs Need to Know - MSSP Alert

Snatch #Data-Theft #Ransomware: Here’s What #MSSPs Need to Know – MSSP Alert

Source: Snatch Data-Theft Ransomware: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know – MSSP Alert. Snatch ransomware forces a Windows machine to reboot into Safe Mode to bypass endpoint protection & encrypts device information, Sophos research reveals. Snatch data-theft ransomware, which is newly discovered, forces a Windows machine to reboot into Safe Mode to bypass endpoint protection, according […]

Buggy #Ryuk #Ransomware #Decryptor Can Cause Data Loss, Corruption

Buggy #Ryuk #Ransomware #Decryptor Can Cause Data Loss, Corruption

Source: Buggy Ryuk Ransomware Decryptor Can Cause Data Loss, Corruption – MSSP Alert. Buggy Ryuk ransomware decryption tool heightens risks for malware victims, Emsisoft reports. The hacking crew behind Ryuk, the ransomware used in cyber attacks on government agencies, healthcare, schools and private companies, appears to be peddling a broken decryption tool to victims, according to […]

The Battle Against #Ransomware

The Battle Against #Ransomware

Source: The Battle Against Ransomware – D Magazine. An increasing concern for businesses and local governments in North Texas and beyond. This past August, more than 20 local government entities in Texas, including a number of small North Texas cities, were hit by a coordinated attack by a single source using ransomware—a broad term used to […]

The 10 most important #cyberattacks of the decade

The 10 most important #cyberattacks of the decade

Source: The 10 most important cyberattacks of the decade – TechRepublic. After a number of devastating breaches and hacks, the sheer size of data lost is no longer the only indicator of severity. Since 2010, billions of sensitive files, personal information and account detailshave been leaked thanks to devastating hacks and damaging breaches. As more sensitive […]

Host of #OMV #offices still closed two weeks after #ransomware #attack

Host of #OMV #offices still closed two weeks after #ransomware #attack

Source: Host of OMV offices still closed two weeks after ransomware attack | Legislature | theadvocate.com. More than two dozen of Louisiana’s motor vehicle offices remained closed Monday as state workers continued to respond to the lingering effects of a cyber attack that hit state servers two weeks ago. Karen St. Germain, Commissioner of Louisiana’s Office […]

#Ransomware infects #NYPD’s fingerprint #database, Accidentally!

#Ransomware infects #NYPD’s fingerprint #database, Accidentally!

Source: Ransomware infects NYPD’s fingerprint database, Accidentally! NYPD’s fingerprint database was shut down for a few hours when an accidental ransomware infected nearly 23 machines linked to the department’s LiveScan fingerprint-tracking system. How it happened? The incident took place at the Police Academy in Queens, when a third-party contractor was setting up a digital display system. […]