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.

The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

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Organizations in the throes of cleaning up after a ransomware outbreak typically will change passwords for all user accounts that have access to any email systems, servers and desktop workstations within their network. VCPI) was hit by the Ryuk ransomware strain.

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

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Patients Seek Damages, Citing Impact of Security Incident in New Jersey A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against a New Jersey healthcare organization in the wake of a ransomware attack last December in which the entity paid attackers an unspecified ransom to unlock its systems.

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

Ransomware Hits B2B Payments Firm Billtrust

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Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week. “Out of an abundance of caution, we cannot disclose the precise ransomware strains but will do so as soon as prudently possible.

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Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up

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As if the scourge of ransomware wasn’t bad enough already: Several prominent purveyors of ransomware have signaled they plan to start publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to pay up. The message displayed at the top of the Maze Ransomware public shaming site.

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.

Analysis: The Latest Ransomware Trends

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This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

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Cloud hosting provider iNSYNQ says it is trying to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its network and has left customers unable to access their accounting data for the past three days. Data Breaches iNSYNQ ransomware attack

Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

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have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “ Robbinhood.” “We took a look at it and found a pretty vanilla ransomware binary,” Stewart said. A significant number of these customers were infected by the ransomware.”

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

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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 across the United States. ” Ransomware The Coming Storm alex holden Hold Security Karen Christianson VCPI

Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm

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PerCSoft , a Wisconsin-based company that manages a remote data backup service relied upon by hundreds of dental offices across the country, is struggling to restore access to client systems after falling victim to a ransomware attack.

More US Cities Battered by Ransomware

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cities and other governmental units reportedly have been hit by ransomware in an unrelenting wave that has proved profitable for hackers. Infected City Fires IT Manager; New Victims in Florida, Georgia More U.S.

Latest Ransomware Attacks Show Diversity of Victims

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Difficult Recovery A ransomware attack against a chain of veterinary medicine clinics plus an attack against a New York hospital show this threat remains pervasive, victims are diverse and recovery is difficult What Do They Have in Common?

Identifying and Arresting Ransomware Criminals

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The Wall Street Journal has a story about how two people were identified as the perpetrators of a ransomware scheme. attribution hacking operationalsecurity ransomwareThey were found because -- as generally happens -- they made mistakes covering their tracks.

New Ransomware Targets Industrial Control Systems

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EKANS is a new ransomware that targets industrial control systems: But EKANS also uses another trick to ratchet up the pain: It's designed to terminate 64 different software processes on victim computers, including many that are specific to industrial control systems.

Microsoft Debunks Dopplepaymer Ransomware Rumors

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Infections Spread Not Via Microsoft Teams, But By Stolen Active Domain Credentials Dopplepaymer ransomware, despite ongoing rumors, is not being spread via the Teams collaboration platform or BlueKeep remote desktop protocol flaws, Microsoft says.

Security Firm Prosegur Hit By Ryuk Ransomware

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Incident May Have Disrupted Networked Security Cameras Global security company Prosegur has blamed Ryuk ransomware for a service disruption that started Wednesday, which may have hampered networked alarms.

Texas Pummeled by Coordinated Ransomware Attack

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Cybercrime Campaign Counts 23 Victims - Mostly Local Government Entities State officials in Texas say that at least 23 local government entities have fallen victim to a coordinated ransomware attack unleashed on Friday morning.

New Ransomware Targets Industrial Controls: Report

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Dragos Researchers Describe Potential Threat Posed by Ekans Ransomware Ekans, a recently discovered ransomware variant that's designed to target industrial control systems, appears to have some of the same characteristics found in Megacortex, malware that struck several high-profile targets in 2019, according to the security firm Dragos.

Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

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Cloud hosting provider Dataresolution.net is struggling to bring its systems back online after suffering a ransomware infestation on Christmas Eve, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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.

A Ransomware Tale: Mayor Describes City's Decisions

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Offers Details at a Press Conference The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, took the unusual step this week of holding a press conference to describe a recent ransomware attack and explain why the city decided not to pay the $5.3 Mayor of New Bedford, Mass.,

Post-Ransomware Attack, Florida City Pays $600K

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Riviera Beach, a Florida city, is coughing up $600,000 to hackers after a ransomware attack brought down its computer systems. Hacks Malware Atlanta ransomware Baltimore ransomware Data malicious email Phishing ransom payment ransomware riviera beach ransomware attack

Ransomware Claims to Fund Child Cancer Treatments

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Separately, Texas City's Operations Disrupted by Crypto-Locking Ransomware Ransomware attacks continue, with the city of Del Rio, Texas, saying its operations have been disrupted by crypto-locking malware.

Ransomware: Average Ransom Payout Increases to $41,000

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Sodinokibi and Globelmposter Gangs Target Larger Victims, Coveware Warns Ransomware continues to be a highly profitable cybercrime.

Texas Hospital Hit With Dharma Ransomware Attack

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Altus Baytown Hospital Among Latest Healthcare Cyberattack Victims An attack on Altus Baytown Hospital in Texas is the latest ransomware incident reported to federal regulators as a health data breach. What other major ransomware incidents are impacting the healthcare sector

Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

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Ryuk Attack on DCH Health System Disrupted Patient Care Last Fall A lawsuit filed against DCH Health System in the wake of a ransomware attack that disrupted medical services for several days alleges that the Alabama-based organization failed "to properly maintain and safeguard its computer systems and data."

Is ‘REvil’ the New GandCrab Ransomware?

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The cybercriminals behind the GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) offering recently announced they were closing up shop and retiring after having allegedly earned more than $2 billion in extortion payments from victims.

Florida City Pays Ransomware

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Learning from the huge expenses Atlanta and Baltimore incurred by refusing to pay ransomware, the Florida City of Riveria Beach decided to pay up. hacking malware ransomware

Australian Delivery Firm Confirms Ransomware Attack

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Toll Group Attempts to Restore Systems; Some Deliveries Delayed Australian transportation and logistics firm Toll Group has confirmed that it sustained a ransomware attack earlier this month that has forced the company to shut down several of its systems and led to delays in deliveries

SNAKE Ransomware is targeting business networks

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A new piece of ransomware called SNAKE appeared in threat landscape, the malware is now targeting company networks. Snake Ransomware was first detected by researchers from MalwareHunterTeam last week and analyzed it with the support of the popular malware analysts Vitali Kremez.