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Universal Health Services Becomes Next Victim of Ryuk Ransomware, Costing $67 Million

Fortune 500 hospital and health care service provider Universal Health Services (UHS) recently became victim to Ryuk ransomware in September 2020.
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[Heads Up] New Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Worms Itself To All Your Windows LAN Devices

A new Ryuk strain has a worm-like feature that allows it to spread to all other devices on victims' local networks. It was discovered by the French CERT, their national cyber-security ...
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[Heads Up] Ransomware and Phishing Attacks Are Not Going Away in 2021

According to three reports published last week, the bad guys have improved their popular tactics with phishing and ransomware attacks. The attacks involving fake COVID-19 scams and remote ...
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Popular Car Company Becomes Next Target in $20 Million Dollar Ransomware Attack

In an unfortunate situation popular car company Kia Motors America recently made headlines of a possible ransomware attack and the company was demanded to pay $20 Million ransom from a ...
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The DOJ Charged Two Alleged Members of North Korea’s Military Intelligence Services With a Scheme That Included Attempts to Steal $1.3 Billion Over the Past Half-Decade for Pyongyang

Two alleged members of North Korea's military intelligence services were accused of hacking banks and companies in the U.S. and several other countries. The grand total for this scheme is ...
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A Ransomware Victim Refuses to Pay

Video game studio CD Projekt Red, makers of The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077, have disclosed a ransomware attack, WIRED reports. The attackers claimed to have stolen source code for ...
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[Heads Up] Growing Collaboration Among Criminal Groups Heightens Ransomware Triple Threat

Increased communication and collaboration among cybercrime groups is heightening the ransomware threat for the healthcare sector, according to the Cyber Threat Intelligence League (CTI ...
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There’s Still No Real Answer to the Ransomware Epidemic

With ransomware evolving at a rapid pace, ransoms increasing, and organizations still becoming victims, what’s the answer to stop ransomware once and for all?
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[On-Demand Webinar] A Master Class on IT Security: Roger Grimes Teaches Ransomware Mitigation

Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful about ransomware attacks; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. Protecting your network from this growing ...
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UK Research and Innovation Becomes Next Victim Hit with Ransomware

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been hit by a ransomware attack that impacted two of its services, BleepingComputer reports. The UK government department said it’s still unsure if ...
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[Heads Up] Email Phishing Is Now the Top Ransomware Attack Vector

New data shows that pushback from the ransomware victim “market” may be influencing just how much cybercriminals are asking for as ransom and are being paid.
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UK Insurer Defends the Coverage of Ransomware Payments

Despite the U.K. government’s position that organizations should not make ransomware payments, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) includes payments in first-party cyber-insurance ...
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CISA's New Anti-Ransomware Campaign

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the ways organizations can defend themselves against ransomware attacks.
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Data Activist Group Publishes Exfiltrated Ransomware Data Previously Available Only on the Dark Web

A small group known as Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDoSecrets, works to make data stolen as part of ransomware attacks available to journalists.
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Vaccine Research Companies are the Target of New Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) warns financial organizations to be aware of campaigns actively targeting vaccine companies.
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Healthcare Sees Double the Increase in the Amount of Ransomware Attacks Since November

With an average of 626 ransomware attacks weekly on healthcare organizations, it’s evident that the bad guys are stepping up their tactics and focus where they believe the money to be.
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How Crime Pays, Ransomware Edition

The Ryuk ransomware operators have raked in more than $150 million from their attacks, researchers at Advanced Intelligence and HYAS have found. The researchers describe how these ...
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It Looks Like Chinese Cybercriminal Group APT27 May Be Shifting to Ransomware Attacks

The perceived change in cyberattack tactics for this well-known group of hackers may mean more trouble as APT27’s talents usually reserved for espionage are focused on ransomware.
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Signs of Inbound Ransomware

Organizations need to monitor for common signs of imminent ransomware attacks, according to Peter Mackenzie from Sophos. In an article for the Saudi Gazette, Mackenzie outlines five ...
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Phobos Ransomware Is Alive and Well, Targeting SMBs and Asking for Ransoms of $19K

In celebrating its two-year birthday this month, experts take a look at the Phobos ransomware in detail and offer up suggestions on how to avoid infection.
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