Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts user data and asks for ransom to make the data available.


Ransomware Bundles Sell Over Dark Web For Easier Malware Attacks

Ransomware Bundles Sell Over Dark Web For Easier Malware Attacks


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.

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WannaCry Ransomware Costs Britain’s NHS Approximately $121M

WannaCry Ransomware Costs Britain’s NHS Approximately $121M


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.

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Patient Records of Fetal Diagnostic Institute Breached By Ransomware Attack

Patient Records of Fetal Diagnostic Institute Breached By Ransomware Attack


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.

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KeyPass Ransomware Has Arrived and Can Lead to More Sophisticated Attacks

KeyPass Ransomware Has Arrived and Can Lead to More Sophisticated Attacks


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.

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Medical Testing Company LabCorp Becomes Victim of Ransomware Cyberattack

Medical Testing Company LabCorp Becomes Victim of Ransomware Cyberattack


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.

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GandCrab Ransomware Infects Windows Computers at Lightning Pace

GandCrab Ransomware Infects Windows Computers at Lightning Pace


GandCrab ransomware is back and stronger than its preceding versions, with upgrades meant to cause further damage as it encrypts users’ data.

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WannaCry Ransomware Wannabes Send Out Phishing Scam Emails Demanding Payment

WannaCry Ransomware Wannabes Send Out Phishing Scam Emails Demanding Payment


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.

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Banks are Fighting Back Against Possible Ransomware Attacks

Banks are Fighting Back Against Possible Ransomware Attacks


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).

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Liberty Holdings the Next Victim of a Cyberattack

Liberty Holdings the Next Victim of a Cyberattack


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.

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UPDATE: City of Atlanta Spends Another $9.5 Million to Repair Damage Caused by Ransomware Attack in March

UPDATE: City of Atlanta Spends Another $9.5 Million to Repair Damage Caused by Ransomware Attack in March


As the city of Atlanta took on a massive ransomware strike back in March 22, the repercussions have continued to grow exponentially, with the city’s municipal government chief information officer (CIO) revealing how the cyberattack was more far-reaching and costly than predicted.

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Leominster School District Pays Out $10,000 After Ransomware Attack

Leominster School District Pays Out $10,000 After Ransomware Attack


Tt’s been reported that Leominster Public Schools have been hit with ransomware.

After an unfortunate attack on April 14th, Superintendent of Schools, Paula Deacon, stated that they paid the $10,000 ransom in bitcoin in order to regain their files.

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City Of Atlanta Spent $3 Million to Solve $52,000 Ransomware Problem

City Of Atlanta Spent $3 Million to Solve $52,000 Ransomware Problem


On March 22nd, The City of Atlanta suffered a massive ransomware attack that led to a $52,000 ransom payout and unfortunately, they have yet to find a resolution - or an end to the millions of dollars they’ve already spent during the recovery process. As of now, the City of Atlanta has paid nearly $3 Million in contracts (and counting). It is unconfirmed whether or not they paid the ransom.

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