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Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

TechCrunch reported that shipping tech giant Pitney Bowes has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems.
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A Lawyer's Look at "Big Game Phishing"

Ransomware attacks have increasingly been going after high-value data in order to extract larger ransoms from victims, according to the well-known law firm Cooley. This trend was ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cost of Ransomware Related Downtime Increased More Than 200 Percent, an Amount 23 Times Greater Than the Ransom Request

Datto, a leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), announced its fourth annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. The survey ...
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North Korean Front Company Used to Compromise Mac Users

Suspected North Korean hackers used a front company to spread a malicious cryptocurrency app to both Windows and Mac users, BleepingComputer reports. The APT known as the Lazarus Group ...
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Ransomware Still Plagues Organizations Despite Feeling Prepared for an Attack

New data from security vendor AlienVault shines a light on the real state of ransomware, and how concerned IT organizations are with preparing for and dealing with an attack.
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Ransomware is Having Its Best Year Ever

The recent rash of successful ransomware attacks against municipalities, state and local government, and school districts is bad for organizations and great for cybercriminals.
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Disruption of Production Due To Malware at Rheinmetall Automotive Costs $4 Million Per Week

In a press release the very large EU company revealed: "The IT infrastructure of Rheinmetall Automotive plants in Brazil, Mexico and the USA has been affected by malware attacks since ...
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FBI Issues ‘High-Impact’ Ransomware Attack Warning—What You Need To Know

The FBI has issued a new warning that healthcare organizations, industrial companies, and the transportation sector are being targeted with ransomware. The attack methodologies continue ...
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Ransomware Incident To Cost Danish Company A Whopping $95 Million

Catalin Cimpanu for ZDNet's Zero Day reported: "Demant, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hearing aids, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following what appears to be ...
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Ransomware Forces 3 Hospitals To Turn Away All But The Most Critical Patients

Arstechnica ran this story 10/1/2019: "Ten hospitals—three in Alabama and seven in Australia—have been hit with paralyzing ransomware attacks that are affecting their ability to take new ...
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Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Senate has approved new legislation aimed at helping government agencies and private-sector companies combat ransomware attacks. The legislation comes as local governments and ...
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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Lays Out Strategic Vision and Priorities in the Wake of Texas Ransomware Attacks.

This new document, entitled Strategic Intent highlights ways to “defend today, secure tomorrow” and comes out as the CISA director admits that ransomware is “only getting worse.”
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Ex White House CIO attacks insurance firms for 'fuelling ransomware industry'

Former CIO of the White House Theresa Payton has warned that cyber insurance companies are supporting the ransomware industry by manipulating organisations into paying to have their ...
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Nemty Ransomware Infests Bogus PayPal Site

BleepingComputer describes a PayPal phishing site that’s delivering a new strain of Nemty ransomware. The attackers used Unicode characters from different alphabets to make their URL look ...
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Cybercriminals Unleash Ransomware Attack Designed to Compromise the Security of 120 French Hospitals

A ransomware infection has left one hospital in a group of 120 resorting to pen and paper as they work to remediate an attack custom-designed to attempt to take down all 120.
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Thousands Of Servers Infected With New Lilocked (Lilu) Ransomware

Thousands of web servers have been infected and had their files encrypted by a new strain of ransomware named Lilocked (or Lilu).
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CEO Fraud Overtakes Ransomware And Data Breaches In EMEA Cyber-insurance Claims

CEO Fraud—also known as Business Email Compromise—related cyber-insurance claims accounted for nearly a quarter of all claims in the EMEA region, AIG said.
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New ransomware grows 118% as cybercriminals adopt fresh tactics and code innovations

McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 2019, and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code.
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Ransomware Criminals Hack Dental Software Company And Take Hundreds Of Customers' Systems Hostage

Hundreds of dental practice offices in the US have had their computers infected with ransomware this week, ZDNet has learned from a source.
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Why Are Insurance Companies Insisting To Pay Ransom For Ransomware Attacks?

This week, ProPublica published a report describing how insurance companies now prefer to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars / pounds / Euros in ransom to minimize the detriment ...
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