Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

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Diebold Nixdorf , a major provider of automatic teller machines (ATMs) and payment technology to banks and retailers, recently suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some operations. Ransomware BleepingComputer Diebold Nixdorf Emsisoft Fabian Wosar Lawrence Abrams ProLock ransomware

Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

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Fresenius , Europe’s largest private hospital operator and a major provider of dialysis products and services that are in such high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been hit in a ransomware cyber attack on its technology systems.

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Cognizant: Ransomware Attack Disrupting Services

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SEC Filing Shows Company Still Assessing Maze Attack IT services and consulting giant Cognizant is still assessing the damage from a ransomware attack on Friday.

Ransomware Attackers Exfiltrate Data From Magellan Health

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managed care company that focuses on specialty areas of healthcare, says it was hit by a ransomware attack that involved the exfiltration of data. Ransomware gangs are increasingly going beyond encrypting data, stealing information to put more pressure on victims to pay ransoms

Ransomware: Average Business Payout Surges to $111,605

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Ransomware Reminder: Paying Ransoms Doesn't Pay

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For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks Funding Criminals Perpetuates Cybercrime Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay.

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

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NVA said it discovered the ransomware outbreak on the morning of Sunday, Oct. A source close to the investigation told KrebsOnSecurity that NVA was hit with Ryuk , a ransomware strain first spotted in August 2018 that targets mostly large organizations for a high-ransom return.

Analysis: Securing RDP to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments

Fresh Ransomware Targets Android Devices

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Check Point Research: Operators of 'Black Rose Lucy' Malware Add Capabilities The gang behind Black Rose Lucy malware, which targets Android users, has added ransomware capabilities, according to Check Point Research.

Ransomware Gang Posting Financial Details From Bank Attack

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Maze Started Releasing Payment Card Data From Costa Rican Bank This Week The Maze ransomware gang has started releasing payment card data from an attack that happened earlier this year at Banco BCR, which is the state-owned Bank of Costa Rica.

Maze Ransomware Attack Hits Cognizant

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Cognizant has confirmed that a Friday evening Maze ransomware attack has disrupted its systems. Hacks Malware allied universal cyberattack cognizant cyberattack IOC maze maze ransomware pensacola cyberattack ransomware Ransomware Attack service disruption

‘Double Extortion’ Ransomware Attacks Spike

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More ransomware operators are setting up pages where they threaten to publish compromised data from victims - an added pressure for victims to pay the ransom.

Toll Group Says Ransomware Attackers Stole Data

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Australian Shipping Giant, Hit With Nefilim Ransomware, Vows to Not Pay Ransom Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year.

Emotet, Ryuk, TrickBot: 'Loader-Ransomware-Banker Trifecta'

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This "loader-ransomware-banker trifecta has wreaked havoc" in recent years, says security firm Intel 471

Analysis: Ransomware's Costly Impact

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the rising costs of ransomware attacks and the latest victims.

No COVID-19 Respite: Ransomware Keeps Pummeling Healthcare

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Cybercrime Gangs Providing 'No Abatement, Empathy or Free Decryptor,' Expert Says As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns.

Experts Warn: Targeted Ransomware Attacks to Surge

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McAfee and Microsoft Analysts Review 'Ransomware as a Service' Trends Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.

Ransomware Now Leaking Stolen Documents

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Originally, ransomware didn't involve any data theft. Now ransomware is increasingly involving both encryption and exfiltration. Recently, the aerospace company Visser Precision was hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware. blackmail dataloss doxing encryption ransomware

Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

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Maze Crew Reportedly Threatens to Release More of Allied Universal's Data Unless Ransom Paid Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom.

RagnarLocker Deploys a Virtual Machine to Hide Ransomware

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Ransomware Analysis: 'Shade' Surges; Other Trends Emerge

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Researchers Explain Resurgence in Ransomware, Persistence of Exploit Kits Attacks tied to Shade ransomware continue to surge as part of an overall resurgence in ransomware, security researchers warn.

Ransomware Slams Healthcare, Logistics, Energy Firms

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Attacks Traced to Gangs Wielding Nefilim, Snake Strains Ransomware attacks hit at least four large organizations around the world this week, including a hospital group in Europe that has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic

Fuckunicorn ransomware targets Italy in COVID-19 lures

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A new piece of ransomware dubbed FuckUnicorn it targeting Italy by tricking victims into downloading a fake COVID-19 contact tracing app. The new ransomware was first spotted by the malware researcher JamesWT_MHT that shared samples with the malware community.

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

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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, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

COVID-19 Complication: Ransomware Keeps Hitting Healthcare

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Cybercrime Continues Despite Pandemic Intensifying As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, public health efforts are being complicated by ransomware attacks continuing to hit healthcare facilities that are not only handling cases but also running frontline virus-testing labs

Cognizant: Ransomware Attack Expense at Least $50 Million

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IT Services Giant Offers Update During Quarterly Financial Results Call Cognizant estimates that the April ransomware attack that affected its internal network will cost the IT services firm between $50 and $70 million in losses, according to the company's latest financial results.

10 Ransomware Strains Being Used in Advanced Attacks

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Advanced Hackers Continue to Linger in Breached Networks for Weeks or Months Many attackers continue to camp out in networks for months, conducting reconnaissance and stealing sensitive data before unleashing ransomware.

Ransomware Attack Hit US Natural Gas Facility

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CISA Alert: Incident Led to Two-Day Shutdown A ransomware attack on a U.S. natural gas compression facility led to a two-day shutdown of operations, according to an alert from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Alarming Trend: More Ransomware Gangs Exfiltrating Data

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Criminals Increasingly Leak Stolen Data to Force Bitcoin Payoff As if ransomware wasn't already bad enough, more gangs are now exfiltrating data from victims before leaving systems crypto-locked.

Fighting Coronavirus-Themed Ransomware and Malware

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Cybercriminals and Nation-States Aim to Subvert Systems and Devices Attackers are continuing to use concerns over COVID-19 to distribute ransomware and malware, including for smartphones.

Louisiana Government Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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Governor Describes 'Aggressive' Incident Response Efforts After a ransomware attack on Monday forced Louisiana's government to take several servers and websites offline to prevent the malware from spreading, state officials spent Tuesday restoring online services

More Ransomware Gangs Join Data-Leaking Cult

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Report: Nefilim, CLOP, Sekhmet Follow in Maze Gang's Footsteps More bad ransomware news: Following in the footsteps of Maze, now even more cybercrime gangs are threatening to not only crypto-lock systems but also leak stolen data. Such moves come following a banner year for ransomware operators, who are continuing to bring more advanced tactics to bear

Maryland Considers Criminalizing Ransomware Possession

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Some Question Whether Such a Law Would Prove Effective Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill that would make possession of ransomware a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, similar to moves at least two other states have already made.

2020 Predictions: Targeted Ransomware and 5G Vulnerabilities

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WatchGuard's Corey Nachreiner on Threat Report's Top 3 Predictions New ransomware variants are targeting managed service and cloud service providers: This is one of the predictions made by WatchGuard Technologies for 2020.

LA County Hit with DoppelPaymer Ransomware Attack

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The DoppelPaymer ransomware group is claiming that it launched a cyberattack against Torrance - and is now leaking the LA city's data online. Hacks Malware city ransomware DoppelPaymer ransomware double extortion ransomware Ransomware Attack Torrance cyber attack

Shade Ransomware Operation Apparently Shuts Down

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Those Claiming to Be Operators Say They've Released 750,000 Decryption Keys Those claiming to be operators of the Shade ransomware strain say they have closed down their operation and released more than 750,000 decryption keys, according to a message posted on GitHub

ATM Manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf Hit With Ransomware

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Company Says April Attack Caused 'Limited IT Systems Outage' Diebold Nixdorf, one of the largest makers of ATMs, says it sustained a ransomware attack on April 25, but it experienced only a "limited IT systems outage" and ATM machines were not affected

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

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Synoptek , a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. Ransomware rEvil Sodinokibi Synoptek

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

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The crooks behind an affiliate program that paid cybercriminals to install the destructive and wildly successful GandCrab ransomware strain announced on May 31, 2019 they were terminating the program after allegedly having earned more than $2 billion in extortion payouts from victims.

Tips on Ransomware Defense Strategies

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Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek, on Addressing the Challenges Healthcare institutions and nonprofits are suffering badly from ransomware attacks, says Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek, who offers insights on shoring up defenses