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“Serious” ransomware attack cripples huge aluminum manufacturer

“Serious” ransomware attack cripples huge aluminum manufacturer

Enlarge / Notes posted on a window of Norsk Hydro's headquarters in Norway on March 19, 2019. Getty Images One of the world’s biggest producers of aluminum has been hit by a serious ransomware attack that shut down its worldwide network, stopped or disrupted plants, and sent IT workers scrambling to return operations to normal.…
New ransomware generates $4 million by embracing a “huge video game searching” method

New ransomware generates $4 million by embracing a “huge video game...

A recently discovered ransomware group has netted almost $4 million since August, in large part by following a path that’s uncommon in its industry—selectively installing the malicious encryption software on previously infected targets with deep pockets. The method differs from the usual one of indiscriminately infecting all possible victims. That’s the take of two analyses…
Iranians arraigned in Atlanta local government ransomware attack

Iranians arraigned in Atlanta local government ransomware attack

Enlarge / The message posted to social media by the city of Atlanta in the wake of an apparent ransomware attack. City of Atlanta The US Attorney's Office for the District of Northern Georgia announced today that a federal grand jury had returned indictments against two Iranian nationals charged with executing the March 2018 ransomware…

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