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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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 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

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

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?

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.,

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.

Just How Widespread Is Ransomware Epidemic?

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Report: Over 600 Attacks in First 8 Months of Year More than 600 ransomware attacks pummelled local governments, schools districts and healthcare providers across the U.S.

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.

Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

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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.

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.

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

Australian Medical Facilities Hit by Ransomware

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Official Hints That Backups May Aid in Recovery Medical facilities and hospitals across the state of Victoria in Australia were infected by file-encrypting ransomware on Monday, causing the shutdown of patient booking systems and financial systems.

Researchers released a free decryptor for the Nemty Ransomware

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Good news for the victims of the Nemty Ransomware , security researchers have released a free decryptor that could be used to recover files. Below the ransom note dropped by the Nemty ransomware after the encryption process is completed. SecurityAffairs – Nemty ransomware, malware).

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

French Broadcaster M6 Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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10 Steps for Ransomware Protection

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InfoSec Insider Malware 10 steps derek manky Fortinet ransomware protection Security best practices tipsHere are things you can do right now to shore up your defenses and help your recovery when you get hit.

Ransomware Attacks Leave U.S. Hospitals Turning Away Patients

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Ransomware attacks have crippled hospitals worldwide, forcing them to turn away patients and cancel surgeries. Hacks Malware cyberattack Data Privacy healthcare security hospital ransomware malware ransomware

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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Latest U.S. Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Have Harsh Impact

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In Worst-Case Scenarios, Patient Care Directly Affected A recent rash of ransomware attacks in the U.S. healthcare sector shows the serious disruptions these assaults can pose - including temporarily, or even permanently, stopping patient care

Developer hacked back Muhstik ransomware crew and released keys

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One of the victims of the Muhstik ransomware gang who initially paid the ransomware, decided to hack back the crooks and released their decryption keys. Tobias Frömel , is a German software developer, who was a victim of the Muhstik ransomware.

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.

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

Ransomware Gangs Practice Customer Relationship Management

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Ransomware-wielding attackers treat infecting endpoints as a business and put customer relationship management principles to work, says Bill Siegel, CEO of ransomware incident response firm Coveware. He notes criminals "go after the low-hanging fruit because it's cheap and the conversion rate is high

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

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

Analysis: The Texas Ransomware Mess

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the ransomware attack on Texas municipalities as part of a broader trend. Also featured: An initiative designed to safeguard the 2020 presidential elections and a CIO's third-party risk management efforts

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.

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.”

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.

The Texas Ransomware Attacks: A Gamechanger for Cybercriminals

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Security researchers worry that this weekend's coordinated attacks on more than 20 Texas governments mark a change in how ransomware attacks will be launched in the future. Malware Podcasts cyberattack malware ransom ransomware state and government ransomware Texas government ransomware

Ransomware Attack on Vendor Affects 600,000

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But what makes breach determination in ransomware attacks so difficult

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Government Agencies

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Researchers say that the targeted ransomware cyberattack on 23 Texas local and state entities represents a shift from "attacks of opportunity" to more targeted, malicious attacks.

Norsk Hydro's Ransomware Headache

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion

Police Push Free Decryptor for GandCrab Ransomware

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

Ransomware: As GandCrab Retires, Sodinokibi Rises

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Ransom Payments to Crypto-Locking Malware Extortionists Are Surging With the GandCrab ransomware-as-service gang promising to retire - and free decryptors now aiding victims - rival Sodinokibi has already stepped into the void, security experts warn.