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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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Business Detections of Ransomware Attacks Have Grown by 365%

The latest data from Malwarebyte’s report Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: Ransomware Retrospective shows businesses are at risk of ransomware attack now more than ever.
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MegaCortex Ransomware goes Fully Automated, Putting Enterprises at Risk of Ransoms in the Millions

A new version of MegaCortex has been spotted, upgrading it from a manual, targeted form of ransomware, to one that can be spread and do damage enterprise-wide.
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Ransomware Hits Fortnite Players

DarkReading reports: "Ransomware masquerading as game "cheats" is hitting Fortnite players. Fortunately, there are ways to recover without paying a ransom." Similar to phishing attacks on ...
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Is The Ransomware Debate Over? To Pay Or Not To Pay, The Conference Of Mayors Made Up Their Mind

The long-standing argument over whether or not to pay may have come to an end, with a resolution from the U.S. Conference of Mayors calling on cities to not pay up. 
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U.S. Government Stresses the Need for Cybersecurity Awareness and Education in Light of Ransomware Attacks on Government Entities

In light of the recent string of attacks that seem to be targeting government agencies and municipalities, a new multi-agency press release provides guidance on how to be resilient.
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Three Lessons from a Recent MegaCortex Ransomware Phishing Attack

The MegaCortex strain of ransomware has been used in criminal campaigns targeting businesses as opposed to private individuals. The QuickBooks cloud-hosting firm iNSYNQ, has sustained ...
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Varieties of Extortion Experience

We are all familiar with ransomware and its increasingly dangerous cousin, wiper malware. The first encrypts your files and demands ransom payments in exchange for the decryption key. The ...
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