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French Hospital Crippled by Ransomware

Patient care at a large hospital in northern France has suffered considerably after a major ransomware attack at the weekend, according to local reports. The University Hospital Center ...
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Ransomware Attack Hits Louisiana State Servers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday revealed that a ransomware attack hit state servers, prompting a response from the state’s cyber-security team. The incident appears to have ...
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IT Budgets Are on the Rise in Part Due to Organizational Concerns for Security

Security remains a primary driver as organizations work to establish budgets that keep IT cutting edge, competitive, and secure, according to new data from Spiceworks.
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Don't Worry About Ransomware

Ransomware has been on the rise for a couple of years. It’s not just the volume of ransomware attacks which continue to rise, but some attackers have been focusing on specific targets ...
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Mexican Oil Company Pemex Dodges $5M Ransomware Bullet

Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Sunday suffered a ransomware attack that took down parts of its network.
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[Heads Up] This New, Unusual Ransomware Strain Goes Exclusively After Servers

Danny Palmer at ZDnet alerted on the following: "An unconventional form of ransomware is being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers – and it appears to have links to ...
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Ransomware Attack Blocks Hundreds Of Law Firms From Their Trial Records

I could not come up with a better scenario to get sued by a pack of angry lawyers. Reams of digital legal documents have been held hostage under a ransomware threat to TrialWorks, a ...
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Ransomware Attack Causes School 'District-Wide Shutdown'

A ransomware attack hitting Las Cruces Public Schools forced the district to shut down the entire computer system to contain the infection.
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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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