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

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

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.

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

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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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 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.

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

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 Attacks Growing More Targeted and Professional

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McAfee's John Fokker Charts the Increasingly Advanced Cybercrime Service Economy Ransomware-wielding attackers - aided by a service economy that gives them access to more advanced attack tools - are increasingly targeting organizations rather than individuals to shake them down for bigger ransom payoffs, says McAfee's John Fokker.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.,

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

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: 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.

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.

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?

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

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