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.

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 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 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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.,

Georgia Wire Manufacturer Struck by Ransomware

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Southwire Says It's Bringing Systems Back Online A large Atlanta-area manufacturer of wire and cable says it has brought some systems back online after what appears to be a ransomware infection.

Did GandCrab Gang Fake Its Ransomware Retirement?

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Evidence Mounts That Sodinokibi Ransomware Is GandCrab Gang's 'Retirement' Plan Did the gang behind GandCrab fake its retirement?

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 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 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.

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.

Health Data Breach Tally: Ransomware Proliferates

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Here's An Update on Additions to the 'Wall of Shame' Ransomware attacks are among the largest incidents added to the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks.

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.

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.

The Threat of Ransomware and Doxing

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses new combination ransomware and doxing attacks. Plus, Twitter drops phone numbers in 2FA, and why we need to consider quantum cryptography today

Fingerpointing Over Baltimore's Ransomware Attack

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the "blame game" in the wake of a ransomware attack against the city of Baltimore. Also featured: Discussions of cyberthreats in the financial services sector and open source security concerns

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

Ransomware Attacks: STOP, Dharma, Phobos Dominate

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and Sodinokibi Strikes Also Common, Researchers Find Ransomware is once again the most common illicit profit-making tool in online attackers' arsenal, police warn. GlobeImposter 2.0

Ransomware Attack on Utah Clinic Affects 320,000

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Experts Warn That Attacks Continue to Evolve The ransomware blitz against the healthcare sector continues: A Utah clinic has reported an attack that potentially affected 320,000 patients, making it one of the largest breaches of its kind so far this year

Ransomware Attack Costs Norsk Hydro $40 Million - So Far

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Norwegian Aluminum Maker Still Fighting LockerGoga Ransomware Attack Norsk Hydro reports that a March 18 ransomware attack has already cost the aluminum manufacturer more than $40 million, and the company continues to bring its systems back online

City of Pensacola Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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FBI: Incident Doesn't Appear Related to Last Week's Naval Air Base Shooting The city of Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday was still recovering from a Saturday ransomware attack that occurred just one day after a shooting incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

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Ransomware Attack on Rural Hospital Disrupts Services

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Campbell County Health in Wyoming Sending Patients to Other Hospitals Many Miles Away A ransomware attack late last week on a county hospital in rural Wyoming was still causing patient care disruptions on Monday.

Aluminum Giant Norsk Hydro Hit by Ransomware

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Crypto-Locking Malware Attack Results in 'Temporary Stoppage at Several Plants' Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has been hit by a crypto-locking ransomware attack that began at one of its U.S.

Texas Ransomware Responders Urge Remote Access Lockdown

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Lessons Learned From Crypto-Locking Malware Attack That Hit 22 Municipalities Three weeks after a ransomware attack slammed 22 Texas municipalities' systems, state officials say more than half of the cities have returned to normal operations and the rest have advanced to system restoration.

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Fighting Ransomware

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No More Ransom is a central repository of keys and applications for ransomware, so people can recover their data without paying. It's not complete, of course, but is pretty good against older strains of ransomware. encryption keys ransomware

Cover Your NAS Against Nasty Cr1ptT0r Ransomware

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Crypto-Locking Extortion Targets Internet-Exposed D-Link Devices Criminals wielding a new strain of ransomware called Cr1ptT0r are targeting network-attached storage users.

Ransomware Attack on Vendor Affects 600,000

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But what makes breach determination in ransomware attacks so difficult