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FBI alerts of significant ransomware attacks as lawbreakers go “big-game searching”

FBI alerts of significant ransomware attacks as lawbreakers go “big-game searching”

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Enlarge / Big-time criminals have come to play in the ransomware game, taking down "big game" for big bucks. The FBI has issued a public service announcement entitled "High Impact Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Businesses and Organizations." While the announcement doesn't provide any details of specific attacks, the Bureau warns in the announcement: Ransomware attacks…
While one Texas county got rid of ransomware, little cities took complete punch

While one Texas county got rid of ransomware, little cities took...

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Hemera Technologies/Getty Images Few details have emerged about the coordinated ransomware attack that struck 22 local governments in Texas last week. But five local governments affected by the attack have been identified. On August 20, the Texas Department of Information Resources revised its initial report that 23 "entities" had been affected by the ransomware attack,…
Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM group states

Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM group states

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Enlarge / RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28, 2017: The silhouette of a young man against a red background with a projected message related to the Petya ransomware; on 27 June 2017 a variant of the Petya ransomware virus hit computers of companies in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries in a cyber attack. Alexander Ryumin/TAS (Photo…
Cybersecurity authorities caution state and regional companies (once again) to ward off ransomware

Cybersecurity authorities caution state and regional companies (once again) to ward...

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Enlarge / Georgia State Police and Capitol Police had their laptops taken offline by ransomware in the latest of many attacks on state and local government agencies. Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state police and Capitol police vehicles—as well as laptops used by Georgia's Motor Carrier Compliance Division…
Whitehats usage DoS attack to score essential triumph versus ransomware scoundrels

Whitehats usage DoS attack to score essential triumph versus ransomware scoundrels

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Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign. Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to score a key victory against ransomware criminals. Unfortunately, the blackhats have struck back by updating their infrastructure, leaving the fight with no clear winner. Researchers at security firm Intezer performed the DoS technique against…
Florida LAN: Somebody clicks link, once again, offering Secret Biscayne ransomware

Florida LAN: Somebody clicks link, once again, offering Secret Biscayne ransomware

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Enlarge / Key Biscayne, Florida, is the third Florida local government to get hit by ransomware within a month. Alicia Vera/Bloomberg via Getty Images A third Florida local government has reported that it has been struck by ransomware. Key Biscayne joins Lake City as a victim of Ryuk, a form of ransomware first spotted in…
“We require to up our video game”– DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware

“We require to up our video game”– DHS cybersecurity director on...

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Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate hearing. Krebs issued a warning earlier this week on a surge in Iranian state-sponsored "malicious cyber activity." Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Last weekend, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs issued…
Baltimore ransomware headache might recently more, with huge effects

Baltimore ransomware headache might recently more, with huge effects

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Enlarge / Days after Mayor "Jack" Young took over for disgraced Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, ransomware took down Baltimore City's networks. It may be weeks or months before things return to normal—and "normal" wasn't that great, either, based on the city's IT track record. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images It's been nearly two weeks since the City…
These companies assure state-of-the-art ransomware services– however normally simply pay hackers

These companies assure state-of-the-art ransomware services– however normally simply pay hackers

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Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license. From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK It caused more than…
Zero-day aggressors provide a double dosage of ransomware– no clicking needed

Zero-day aggressors provide a double dosage of ransomware– no clicking needed

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Attackers have been actively exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Oracle WebLogic server to install ransomware, with no clicking or other interaction necessary on the part of end users, researchers from Cisco Talos said on Tuesday. The vulnerability and working exploit code first became public two weeks ago on the Chinese National…

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