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

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.

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 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 Attack on Vendor Affects 600,000

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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

Mental Healthcare Providers Respond to Ransomware Attacks

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Two Entities Hit - One Pays Ransom; the Other Doesn't Two recent ransomware attacks on mental healthcare providers serve as reminders of the security incident response and risk mitigation pressure faced by entities handling especially sensitive patient information

Analysis: Dark Web Arrests Also Led to Ransomware Disruption

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Coveware Says 'Dream Market' Site Shut Down, Hampering Ransomware Attackers Arrests made last week by European, U.S.

Georgia County Pays $400,000 to Ransomware Attackers

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Cybercrime Gang Wielding Ryuk Eyed as Culprit Officials in Jackson County, Georgia, along with the FBI are investigating a ransomware attack that crippled IT systems over a two-week period and reportedly led local officials to pay a bitcoin ransom worth $400,000 to restore systems and infrastructur

North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

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Attackers have hit North Carolina's Orange County with ransomware for the third time in six years. Third Time is the Charm as Orange County Keeps Having to Recover? Government officials say IT teams have been working overtime to restore systems, and that no data has been lost

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

Mental Health Providers Respond to Ransomware Attacks

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Two Entities Hit - One Pays Ransom; the Other Doesn't Two recent ransomware attacks on mental health providers serve as reminders of the security incident response and risk mitigation pressure faced by entities handling especially sensitive patient information

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.

Analysis: The Evolving Ransomware Threat

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth look at the ever-changing ransomware threat. Other topics: filling the DevSecOps skills gap and the repercussions of Australia's encryption-busting law

Report: FIN6 Shifts From Payment Card Theft to Ransomware

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Crypto-Locking Kraken Ransomware Looms Larger

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Ransomware-as-a-Service Operation Joins Forces With Fallout Exploit Kit A slick ransomware-as-a-service operation called Kraken Cryptor has begun leveraging the Fallout exploit kit to help it score fresh victims, researchers from McAfee and Recorded Future warn.

City of Albany Latest Local Government Hit With Ransomware

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Attack Comes After Others That Targeted Counties Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents

Dharma Gang Pushes Phobos Crypto-Locking Ransomware

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Hydro Hit by LockerGoga Ransomware via Active Directory

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Targeted Crypto-Locking Malware Attack Follows French Firm Being Hit Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it.

Two Iranians Charged in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

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US Prosecutors Allege Pair Targeted More Than 200 Victims, Including Cities, Hospitals A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians for allegedly waging SamSam ransomware attacks on more than 200 entities, including Atlanta and other municipalities and six healthcare organizations.

Medical Practice to Close in Wake of Ransomware Attack

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Doctors Decide to Retire Rather Than Pay Ransom or Restore Systems A small Michigan medical practice that plans to permanently shut down in the wake of a recent ransomware attack is an example of the devastation that can result from a serious cyberattack

Texas Hospital Catches Dharma Ransomware Infection

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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

U.K. Man Gets Six-Year Sentence for Global Ransomware Scheme

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Authorities Say He Spent Ransom Proceeds on Luxury Goods, Gambling A 24-year-old man living in England has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that targeted millions of computers across 20 countries, the U.K.'s

LockerGoga Ransomware Suspected in Two More Attacks

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chemical manufacturing companies have reportedly been struck by the LockerGoga ransomware over the past month and continue to recover from the same cyberattack that took down part of Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro last week

Ransomware attack knocks Weather Channel off the Air

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A ransomware attack knocked the Weather Channel off the air for at least 90 minutes Thursday morning, federal law enforcement are investigating the incident. According to 11 Alive News, the attack was caused by ransomware, a circumstance confirmed by Feds to The Wall Street Journal.

Emsisoft released a free decryptor for CryptoPokemon ransomware

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Good news for the victims of the CryptoPokemon ransomware , security experts at Emsisoft just released a free decrypter tool. Victims of the CryptoPokemon ransomware have a good reason to smile, security experts at Emsisoft have released a free decrypter tool.

Ransomware Attacks: The Data Integrity Issues

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Healthcare Incident Points to Possible 'Altered' Patient Data Data integrity issues can arise in the wake of a ransomware attack. Case in point: A California podiatrist practice hit by ransomware reports that patient files were possibly "altered" or "corrupted."

GandCrab Ransomware Partners With Crypter Service

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Gang's Cult Status and Marketing Savvy Belies Shoddy Attack Code, McAfee Says The notorious GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service gang has released the latest version of its crypto-locking malware, backed by crypter service and exploit toolkit partnerships.

GandCrab Ransomware: Cat-and-Mouse Game Continues

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Free Decryptor Combats 'Aggressive' Ransomware-as-a-Service Provider A new, free decryptor has been released for "aggressive" crypto-locking ransomware called GandCrab. Researchers say GandCrab has come to dominate the ransomware-as-a-service market, earning its development team an estimated $120,000 per month

UK-based organisations are getting better at preventing ransomware

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The UK is one of the few countries that has seen a year-on-year reduction in ransomware attacks, a new study has found. According to the 2019 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report , ransomware infections in the UK decreased by 59% in the past year, a stark contrast to the 11% increase globally.

Ransomware Keeps Ringing in Profits for Cybercrime Rings

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SamSam, Dharma, GandCrab and Global Imposter Make for Ongoing Bitcoin Paydays Criminals wielding crypto-locking ransomware - especially Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Global Imposter, but also SamSam - continue to attack.

Ransomware Victims Who Pay Cough Up $6,733 (on Average)

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Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Globelmposter Strains Most Prevalent, Study Finds Ransomware victims who opted to pay for the promise of a decryption key forked over an average of $6,733 in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.

Victims of Planetary Ransomware can decrypt their files for free

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Researchers at Emsisoft developed a decryptor for the Planetary Ransomware family that could allow victims to decrypt their files for free. Victims of the ransomware need to have a copy of the ransom note created when their systems were infected.

SamSam ransomware continues to make damages. Call it targeted Ransomware

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According to the Symantec experts, the group behind the SamSam ransomware has continued to launch attacks against organizations during 2018. The SamSam ransomware is an old threat, attacks were observed in 2015 and the list of victims is long, many of them belong to the healthcare industry.

Cryptojacking Displaces Ransomware as Top Malware Threat

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Criminals' Quest for Cryptocurrency Continues If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out

Suspected Ransomware Outbreak Disrupts US Newspapers

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Tribune Media Suspects Ryuk Ransomware Hit Publishing and Production Systems Production of newspapers owned by Chicago-based Tribune Publishing have been disrupted after malware began infecting the company's publishing and printing systems. Tribune newspapers report that they appear to have been hit by crypto-locking Ryuk ransomware

Obama-Themed Ransomware Also Mines for Monero

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More Proof Cryptojacking Is Thriving: Crypto-Locking Malware Doubles as Miner Ransomware creators, having already created "themes" for their crypto-locking malware ranging from Pokemon and horror movies to princesses and Donald Trump, have now debuted "Barack Obama" ransomware.

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PewDiePie ransomware oblige users subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel

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It is a battle with no holds barred between T-Series and PewDiePie, their fans are spreading the PewDiePie ransomware to force users to subscribe to PewDiePie Youtube channel. News of the day is that PewDiePie fans have launched a PewDiePie ransomware to force victims to follow their idol.

Stuart City is the new victim of the Ryuk Ransomware

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were infected by the Ryuk ransomware on April 13, 2018. Law enforcement is investigating a ransomware attack that hit the City of Stuart on April 13, 2018. The Ryuk ransomware appears connected to Hermes malware that was associated with the notorious Lazarus APT group.

Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Continue to Menace Healthcare

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Arizona Cancer Center a Recent Victim of Major Phishing Attack As the year winds down, phishing and ransomware attacks continue to plague the healthcare sector, as illustrated by recent breach reports.