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


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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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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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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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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