Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts user data and asks for ransom to make the data available.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Data collected from MSPs show that ransomware attacks could likely increase upon small and medium-sized business in the upcoming 2019 year.Read More
Finding purchasable ransomware may not be so difficult for cybercriminals. In a report by ZDNet, findings suggest that ransomware bundles are being sold over the dark web for a hefty, but affordable price of $750.Read More
Damages caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack on Britain’s National Health Service back in May 2017 costed the department about £92 million - or approximately $121 million - as overall expenditures were recently calculated.Read More
Hawaii’s Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific (FDIP) recently announced a data breach of patient records. It was reported that around 40,800 patients were impacted, as sensitive information such as name, date of birth, and medical history were compromised.Read More
There’s a new strain of ransomware spreading to users globally according to an article published by ZDNet, and its built-in features hint at the possibility of more sophisticated attacks to come.Read More
Laboratory Corp. of America is now in recovery mode as the large medical-testing company fell victim to a ransomware attack around midnight on July 13th.Read More
GandCrab ransomware is back and stronger than its preceding versions, with upgrades meant to cause further damage as it encrypts users’ data.Read More
A new wave of ransomware attacks had landed upon businesses, but there was something strange about these specific cases--the fact that no actual ransomware was involved.Read More
As a major source of income for cyberthieves, bank targeting by means of ransomware attacks have become the crime of choice. As the name so suggests, ransomware operates by locking and encrypting files within a network until the user(s) provide appropriate payment (usually in bitcoin).Read More
South African financial services provider Liberty Holdings suffered from a cyber attack on Saturday according to the Sunday Times newspaper, as an external party demanded payment after revealing that sensitive data was collected.Read More
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