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Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack


Towards the end of November, Louisian’s state government experienced a ransomware infection caused by an unauthorized program downloaded onto a government owned computer. The cyberattack caused disruptions across several State offices, leaving employees unable to access the internet, email, or other necessary applications after a prompt server shutdown response by the Office of Technology Services.

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The Rise of Ransomware Attacks on Public Schools

The Rise of Ransomware Attacks on Public Schools


Businesses and government agencies aren’t the only target for cybercriminals. School is back in session this month, and school districts across the country are also affected by large scale ransomware attacks.

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Baltimore City Government Faces Over $18 Million in Damages Caused by “RobbinHood” Ransomware

Baltimore City Government Faces Over $18 Million in Damages Caused by “RobbinHood” Ransomware


On May 7th, Baltimore’s city government was faced with a ransomware attack by the “RobbinHood” strain that took most department systems offline. Emergency response systems were unaffected by this attack, but the city still faces extensive damage costs that have risen to a price of $18 million.

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Dharma Ransomware Poses as Anti-virus Software in Latest Cyberattack Method

Dharma Ransomware Poses as Anti-virus Software in Latest Cyberattack Method


Dharma ransomware had first made an appearance back in 2016 and is still out to target its next victims through another cyberattack method: this time posing as an anti-virus software to trick users into downloading malware onto their computers.

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Microsoft Releases Windows XP, Server 2003 Patch to Fix ‘Wormable’ Bug

Microsoft Releases Windows XP, Server 2003 Patch to Fix ‘Wormable’ Bug


As recently announced on May 14, Microsoft released a patch for its Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0798,  to fix its older Windows versions XP and 2003. The vulnerability has the potential to be exploited by ransomware - particularly WannaCry - in which the malware could spread from one computer to the next, hence the term “wormable”.

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Press Release: Reevert Cloud Panel, Partner Portal, and Firmware 1.14.2.0 are Available Now

Press Release: Reevert Cloud Panel, Partner Portal, and Firmware 1.14.2.0 are Available Now


Reevert Storage, Backup and Recovery solution releases Cloud Panel, partner portal, and upgraded firmware version 1.14.2.0.

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Ransomware Decryption Costs Increase as Hackers Use More Sophisticated Attacks

Ransomware Decryption Costs Increase as Hackers Use More Sophisticated Attacks


Ransomware attacks are far from over, and with more sophisticated attacks like Ryuk, Bitpaymer, and Dharma, encryption keys provided through ransom demands have gotten more expensive.

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Ransomware Attack Hits Albany, NY

Ransomware Attack Hits Albany, NY


Albany, NY was hit with a ransomware attack as made public by Mayor Kathy Sheehan via Twitter on Saturday. Several municipal services offered within the city were impacted after the cyberattack. 

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The Cyberattack Strategies Hackers Will Deploy This Year

The Cyberattack Strategies Hackers Will Deploy This Year


Nowadays, any organization can be susceptible to a cyberattack, as sensitive data can end up in a hacker’s hands if a website has unpatched vulnerabilities.

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Phishing Attack Uses a Fake Meeting Request to Steal Passwords

Phishing Attack Uses a Fake Meeting Request to Steal Passwords


Phishing email messages are going around in an attempt to steal valuable login credentials from company officials.

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CryptoMix Ransomware Uses Fake Children’s Charity Scheme in Cyber Attack

CryptoMix Ransomware Uses Fake Children’s Charity Scheme in Cyber Attack


There’s a new strain of ransomware going around to entice victims into paying ransom. It’s called CryptoMix, and it utilizes a fictitious charity scheme that promises its victims they are helping a good cause.

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SMBs Beware: Ransomware Threat is Still High for the 2019 Year

SMBs Beware: Ransomware Threat is Still High for the 2019 Year


Data collected from MSPs show that ransomware attacks could likely increase upon small and medium-sized business in the upcoming 2019 year.

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