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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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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Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

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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.

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.”

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.

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.,

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.

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.

Maze Ransomware Gang Names More Alleged Victims

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Criminals Confirm Florida City of Pensacola Hit, Threaten to Dump Stolen Data The gang behind Maze ransomware now lists 21 alleged victims on its website that it says have not paid a demanded ransom, including the Florida city of Pensacola.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Analysis: The Latest Ransomware Targets

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attacks on the city of New Orleans as well as other units of local government and schools. Also featured: discussion on security issues for IoT and legacy medical devices

US Coast Guard Warns Over Ryuk Ransomware Attacks

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Coast Guard issued a security alert this month after a ransomware attack took down the IT network of an unnamed maritime facility. Investigators believe that the incident involved the Ryuk ransomware strain and started with a phishing email

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.

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.

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.

Police Push Free Decryptor for GandCrab Ransomware

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But the ransomware gang appears to already be prepping a new version