Ransomware

Lake City Suffers ‘Triple Threat’ Ransomware Attack

The City of Lake City has confirmed that ransomware ‘Triple Threat’ attacked the functionality of some of its computer systems. According to its Facebook statement, the Florida municipality was attacked on 10 June 2019 by the Ransomware ‘Triple Threat’. It is believed that this malware combines three different attack vectors to attack the virus urban

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WannaCry In 2019? Yes, WannaCry Is Still Here

Two years ago in 2017, the world was caught off guard by a very destructive ransomware named WannaCry. With its infection success rate, estimates revealed that ransom payment for WannaCry went up to $4 billion that year. The NSA’s former top secret weaponized bug in SMB (Server Message Block) version 1 went to the wrong

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Norsk Hydro’s Damage Control Efforts After Ransomware Attack

Norsk Hydro, a metal, and renewable energy conglomerate company in Oslo Norway is trying to recover from the cost of the LockerGoga ransomware attack it absorbed last March 2019. As the company computes for its loses, LockerGoga continues to ask for ransom payment for the decryption key needed to restore the locked files to its

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Ransomware Attack: Windows Server Hosting Provider Still Down

Ransomware attacks can cripple a company’s operation, as we have seen in many ransomware articles we have written here since 2017’s WannaCry. However, when a hosting provider becomes a victim of it, all its customers are affected, especially in a case where the file encryption was so severe to a point the only way to

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Ransomware In The Nutshell: What is Ransomware?

In this article, we give you a brief review of what is ransomware, the headache of all system administrators and people who work in IT support for years. Ransomware is a favorite cash cow of cyber criminals (aside from phishing), as reflected by how WannaCry, world-infamous ransomware which earned $4 billion for its authors. As

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Beijing Internal Network Also A Victim Of Ransomware

Beijing is the favorite whipping boy of the Western powers when it comes to being accused of abusing its citizens, causing harm for the rest of the world through its espionage campaigns and maintaining its own army of blackhat elite hackers. However, the reality is China is as vulnerable a country to typical cyber attacks

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Ransomware Prevention Tips for the Healthcare Industry

When the WannaCry ransomware struck around mid-2017, one of the organizations most impacted was the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK. Service was affected adversely in hundreds of NHS facilities; thousands of appointments had to be canceled, operations had to be postponed and patients had to be urgently relocated from many emergency centers were

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Fileless Ransomware is an Emerging Threat for U.S: Report

Fileless ransomware, as per a recent report, is an emerging threat for businesses in the U.S. A new report by Malwarebytes, which is titled “Under the Radar: The Future of Undetected Malware”, points out that a new class of malware has now risen to prominence- under-the-radar malware. The report states, “This difficult-to-remediate group of threats

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Zurich Insurance Group Refuses to Pay A Ransomware Victim

Any company that became a victim of ransomware has many expenses to expect. First in the list is the cost of the ransom payment demanded by the ransomware author. Companies with no reliable backup system in place that can recreate the lost data have no other choice but to hire professionals to rebuild the lost

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Here’s Why CIOs Worry More About Ransomware Than Inside Jobs

According to a recent study, about 72% of all Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe corporate extortion is the number one security threat facing organizations today. This is the result of a survey conducted by Logicalis Ireland, an IT solutions firm, which covered 890 CIOs from 23 countries in the world. CIOs are very aware of

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