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Keeping you updated on the latest ransomware attack vectors, strains, decryptors, families and trends to help you avoid becoming infected.

Cities and Governments are the Latest Target in a New “Leakware” Attack

This new type of attack focuses on threatening to steal and publish data on the web, asking for a ransom to be paid to keep the attackers from doing so.
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FBI Warns U.S. Companies About Maze Ransomware

The FBI is warning U.S. companies about a series of recent ransomware attacks in which the perpetrator, sometimes posing as a government agency, steals data and then encrypts it to ...
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4 patients sue Alabama health system after ransomware attack

BeckerHospitalReview just posted a new wrinkle in the battle against ransomware: "Four patients filed a class action lawsuit against Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System, alleging ...
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The Good, the Better, and the Best in Information Security

Every day, there is news about the latest data breaches, phishing attacks, the number of records that were exposed, how organizations are not doing enough to protect themselves. All of ...
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Major Dutch University Still Fighting Ransomware Downtime; Expert Says Russian Hacker Group Responsible

Major Dutch Maastricht University was still trying to recover from a crippling cyber attack nearly a week after the university's computer systems were infected by ransomware. New ...
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Phishing in a Port

Among the ransomware that caused so much disruption in the latter half of 2019 was the strain known as Ryuk, and Ryuk has typically been spread by phishing. According to ZDNet, a recent ...
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[Heads-up] Ransomware attack forces Arkansas CEO to fire 300 employees days before Christmas

The chief executive officer of a telemarketing company in Sherwood, Arkansas has let go 300 employees after the company failed to recover from a ransomware infection a few months back.
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FBI Issues Alert For "Sleeper" LockerGoga and MegaCortex Ransomware

The FBI has issued a warning to private industry recipients to provide information and guidance on the LockerGoga and MegaCortex Ransomware.
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1000+ Schools Hit In October Alone By Still Active Ransomware Attack Wave

October was the first month we got some visibility on how the bad guys are now targeting school districts and students across the USA in a wave of new ransomware attacks. This attack is ...
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[NEW RISK] The MAZE Ransomware Gang Outs Their Victims On A Public Web Site

In a continuing escalation of its extortion tactics, independent security researcher, Brian Krebs reported on Krebsonsecurity.com that the criminals behind the MAZE Ransomware gang just ...
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ReVil Ransomware Threatens to Squeeze Their Victims with Public Exposure of Data

The REvil Ransomware crew are getting ready to put more pressure on their ransomware victims to pay up by threatening to release data if the ransom isn't paid.
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New Ransomware Attack Reboots Systems into Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus!

The latest strain of Snatch ransomware performs a devious task to ensure tools designed to protect against ransomware are nowhere to be found during encryption.
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Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, ...
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5 Harsh Truths About Ransomware Attacks At LAW.COM

Frank Ready at LAW.COM wrote this very clear article with great budget ammo. I suggest you forward the link at the bottom to your Legal team, with a cc to your C-level executive who own ...
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Pervasive Ransomware Infection Cost German Software Company Pilz Tens Of Millions Of Euros

A pervasive ransomware infection cost the German automation company Pilz an estimated tens of millions of euros, says Jan Tournois, director of the Dutch department of the multinational.
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‘Professional’ ransomware gang targets 1,800 large organizations worldwide, Dutch investigators find

Filip Truta at Bitdefender blogged: "A confidential report from the Netherlands’ National Cyber ​​Security Center warns that ransomware operators are targeting at least 1,800 large ...
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The Top Lesson From The Recent Louisiana 2,000-server Ransomware Infection: "User Education, User Education, User Education"

Louisiana suffered a ransomware attack last week that took down more than two thousand of the state’s computers and servers. The ransomware apparently entered the network after a user ...
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110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Brian Krebs reported: "A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes ...
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Ransomware Claims Are Up 50% in 2019 With Attacks Outpacing the Previous Five Years

According to cyber insurer Chubb, ransomware attacks are shifting industry focus and are becoming both more frequent and more expensive to address.
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[Heads-up. This Is Ugly] After Refusing The Maze Ransomware Payment, Their Stolen Data Was Leaked

After a deadline was missed for receiving a ransom payment, the group behind Maze Ransomware has published almost 700 MB worth of data and files stolen from a security staffing firm. Our ...
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