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REvil ransomware demand has Apple in its sights Special

The operators of the REvil ransomware are demanding that Apple pay a ransom demand to avoid having confidential information leaked on the dark web. This pitches the hacker group against a major corporation.

Houston Rockets suffer from a major cyberattack Special

The Houston Rockets who compete in the National Basketball Association as part of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division, have suffered from a ransomware attack. This brings up wider issues for sports teams and cybersecurity.

Acer targeted with $50 million ransomware demand Special

News has broken that Acer has been hit with a $50 million ransomware attack. This follows reports of the continued increase in ransomware attacks over the twelve months.

Sierra Wireless suffers massive cyberattack Special

Sierra Wireless has halted production at its manufacturing sites across the world after a ransomware attack crippled its IT systems. This represents the latest in a creeping rise in this form of cyberattack, as well as higher sums being demanded.

Ransomware: More of it and the payment demands are getting bigger Special

Ransomware attacks initially begin with a minor breach of a corporate system. This then grows as the cybercriminals methodically expand their control of a firm's technology. This is happening more often and with greater impact.

What can be done to halt to growth of ransomware? Special

Incidences of ransomware are steadily increasing according to new data, with a seismic shift occurring within the past twelve months. This means it is time for businesses to take action.

FBI warns of ransomware attacks on educational organizations

A series of cyberattacks are occurring with education institutions as the targets. The attacks extend to twelve U.S. states so far, plus some schools within the U.K. Ransoms are being demanded.

Ryuk ransomware hits Spanish Government Special

It has been reported that ransomware has affected over 700 Spanish government labor agencies. The director of SEPE, Gerardo Guitérrez, has pointed the finger at the Ryuk gang, who are allegedly responsible for this situation.

Massive increase in cyberattacks on higher education Special

The past twelve months have seen a growing number of ransomware attacks aimed at the education and healthcare sectors. With education, the university sector has seen the greatest number of targeted attacks.

Ransomware: The ROI of being prepared Special

Ransomware cases continue to increase and the impact hits businesses hard. What can businesses do protect their systems and assets? Sally Eaves and Mat Newfield have some answers.

Insurers could be fueling ransomware attacks Special

Insurance companies are inadvertently funding organised crime by covering ransom payments, at least according to the former head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Is he right on this?

Beware cold calling, the follow-up to ransomware Special

As more companies seek out backup and disaster recovery solutions due to the rise in cyber-attacks, hackers have moved on to cold-calling victims directly. This new kind of threat requires new business tactics, explains Russell Reeder.

Ransomware forces provider Netgain to take down data centers Special

While not reported at the time, it has been revealed that cloud hosting and IT services provider Netgain was forced to take some of their data centers offline after suffering a ransomware attack in late November 2020.

Get ready for 2021: Ransomware, healthcare, nation-state hacks Special

Recovered from the traumas of the biological virus restrictions of 2020? Get ready for digital codes of a malicious nature, where cybersecurity issues will increase across 2021, according to a leading expert.

REvil: Looking behind the new ransomware threat Special

Managed web hosting provider has taken their servers and web hosting systems offline as they struggle to recover from a weekend REvil ransomware attack. We take a look at the form of the attack.

Ransomware targets several U.S. hospitals Special

Ransomware is a large and growing problem with attacks occurring once every 11 seconds. The latest target by hackers using this form of attack is the U.S. healthcare system. This is according to warnings issued by several government agencies and the FBI.

Ransomware strikes Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn Special

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and the University of Vermont Health Network are the latest victims of the Ryuk ransomware attack spree covering the healthcare industry across the U.S.

Barnes & Noble in recent ransomware attack Special

Barnes & Noble may have suffered a recent ransomware attack. This news comes after it was revealed that the U.S. government took direct action to disrupt a botnet which has generally been used in ransomware attacks.

Springfield caught out in ransomware attack Special

The Springfield Public Schools district in Massachusetts has become the victim of a ransomware attack that has caused the closure of schools while authorities investigate the cyberattack.

Lessons for the Universal Health Services ransomware attack Special

Following news that a major U.S. healthcare provider was hit by a crippling ransomware attack, there are lessons to be learned in terms of preventative actions to safeguard systems from ransomware.

Universal Health Services hit by ransomware attack

Universal Health Services, one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S., has been hit by a ransomware attack. Mark Bagley, VP of Product, AttackIQ looks at what this means for businesses.

UK NCSC warns against ransomware attacks on schools Special

The U.K. has seen an increase in education-targeted ransomware attacks, where hackers have demanded a significant bitcoin ransom from victims of attacks. A new warning comes ahead for the next few weeks.

Ransomware attack strikes University Hospital New Jersey Special

Ransomware is becoming a growing threat to many sectors, and this includes healthcare where data can prove of particular value to miscreant actors. Attacks normally occur by the inadvertent opening of a seemingly innocuous email.

Uber exec covered-up ransom payment for millions of drivers Special

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a release disclosing the charges of Former Uber CISO Joseph Sullivan. The charges result from Sullivan’s attempt to cover up paying out a ransom in relation to a cyberattack.

Caught out: U.S. Court in ransomware attack Special

A U.S. criminal court has been hit by ransomware, striking at the heart of the administrative infrastructure. This led to Fourth District Court of Louisiana’s website being breached and documents being published online.

Top tips for staying ahead of the ransomware threat curve

Businesses face increased threats from ransomware. Standard measures may no longer be effective as attacks become more sophisticated. Security experts offer some tips and techniques for the business community.

Schools forced to postpone after ransomware attacks Special

For many the school year has just begun. Not so in Hartford, Connecticut, where officials were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city's IT network.

Carnival ransomware attack exposes guest and employee information Special

Cruise operator Carnival Corp has detailed a cyber-crime incident. The company has said it has launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand's information technology systems.

University of Utah caught out in ransomware incident Special

University of Utah revealed it paid $457,059 to a ransomware gang, despite successfully restoring the school's information technology systems following the attack.

Telecom Argentina hit with $7.5 million ransom Special

It has been reported that REvil (Sodinokibi), the ransomware cyberattack group, have targeted Telecom Argentina, which is one of the South American country’s largest internet service providers.
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