Texas City Works to Restore Networks, Post-Ransomware Attack

Police Department Loses Images After Ransomware Infected City Systems The city of Robstown is working to restore their networks after an unknown ransomware variant riddled their networks, effectively corrupting Robstown Police Department records. To date, the last four weeks of police camera footage, including pictures and videos have been encrypted. The city is working with […]

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Ransomware Plagues Utah’s Premier Family Medical Clinics

Ryuk Ransomware Riddles 11 Medical Facilities in Utah In July, eleven of Utah’s Premier Family Medical clinics were infected with ransomware. After an initial investigation of the cyber attack, it was determined the hackers used the ransomware variant called Ryuk to corrupt Premier Family Medical’s networks. Ryuk, is a ransomware variant known to target large […]

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Attackers Find a New Way to Spread Ransomware Faster Than Ever

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Ransomware has been riddling home users, business entities, governments, schools, and more for years. The attacks have grown in frequency, with ransom demands growing as well. In order to continue their profitability, hackers have to find new ways to infect networks. This includes exploiting software vulnerabilities, using social engineering, creating new versions of malware, and […]

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Ransomware Riddles American Schools in August

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Ransomware Infects Public Schools Nationwide Throughout the month of August, several public school districts across the nation fell victim to ransomware. Here is what we know, the ransomware variants differed from attack to attack, although the most frequently used ransomware strain was Ryuk. This specific ransomware-type piggy-backs of a trojan virus. Once the trojan successfully […]

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New York School District Pays Hackers $100,000

Rockville Centre School District Forks Out Thousands After falling victim to ransomware, the Rockville Centre School District decided to follow the path of least resistance — pay the ransom demands. The school had a cyber insurance policy, which helped to cover the cost of the $100,000 payment, as well as assist with the payment and […]

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Ransomware Forces Brookside Medical Clinic To Close Its Doors

Midwestern Clinic Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack In March, ransomware corrupted Brookside Medical Center, located in Battle Creek, Michigan. After paralyzing the clinic by encrypting all of their patient files, the clinic’s partners reached out to FBI officials. The FBI encouraged the clinic not to pay the $6,500 in ransom demands for two reasons. First, […]

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Lonestar State Targeted in Vicious Cyber Attack

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Several Local Texan Governments Infected with Ransomware Update, 8/21/2019: Two Texas towns, Keene and Borger, have confirmed they were amongst the 23 municipalities hit with ransomware last week. Mayor Gary Heinrich of Keene stated the attack accessed their network through their outside security provider. The use of a third-party security provider is rather normal for […]

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Lincoln County Hit with Ransomware Twice in a Matter of Weeks

Ransomware Has Hit North Carolina’s Lincoln County — Again… Lincoln County has been hit with yet another ransomware attack, just weeks after hackers corrupted their systems the first time. The initial attack infected the county’s networks, targeting the police department servers. The second has effectively taken down the county’s Communications Center. The county has assured […]

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Ransomware Attack Results in Potential Data Breach for 116k Patients

Imperial Health Notifies Thousands of Patients After Ransomware Attack Breached Patient Records An unknown ransomware variant infected Louisiana’s Imperial Health on May 19, 2019. Now, almost two months later, the healthcare facility has begun notifying approximately 116,000 patients their information may have been compromised as a result. The information that may have been compromised included […]

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One Week, Six Attacks – And They All Targeted the Education Sector

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The U.S. Education Sector Becomes Latest Victim to Cyber Crime Over the past week, there have been six different ransomware attacks reported. As if that isn’t bad enough, they all targeted the U.S. education sector. The first three schools impacted include Sabine, Morehead, and Ouachita located in Louisana. These three attacks led Governor Edwards to […]

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Malicious Email Corrupts New Mexico School’s Networks with Ransomware

Ryuk Ransomware Corrupts New Mexico School District Gadsden School District, located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico has recently suffered a ransomware attack. Ryuk, the ransomware variant that corrupted the district’s networks, is believed to have wormed its way in by a malicious email. The infection successfully infiltrated over 10,000 PCs, but did not affect any […]

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Ransomware Continues to Take Down U.S. Schools, Businesses and Government Facilities

Ransomware Threats Continue to Flood the U.S. For years, I would write about all of the ransomware attacks that I could find. Every single attack that I became aware of, I would blog about. As time moved on, this task became a bit more tedious but could be done. However, over the last few weeks, […]

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Another Day, Another Cyber Attack — or Four…

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Four more municipalities confirm being hit with ransomware… Georgia has once again been riddled with ransomware. This time, Henry County officials have confirmed their networks have been compromised by an unknown ransomware variant. Fortunately, the ransomware did not corrupt emergency or public safety systems. Although, state court, tax assessor and board of commissioners networks were […]

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The Epidemic Continues As Three More Ransomware Attacks Are Disclosed

Another day, another ransomware attack — in this case, there were three. Three more public entities have confirmed they have fallen victim to ransomware attacks over the last month. First, Tampa-based radio station WMNF reported they have lost archived data and prerecordings as a result of ransomware corrupting their server. They have sent the hardware […]

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Cyber Attack Leads to Potential Data Breach of 106,000 Patients

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Indiana Medical Facility Notifies 106k Patients of Cyber Attack The Evansville, Indiana medical facility, Talley Medical Surgical Eyecare Associates (TMSEA), is informing approximately 106,000 patients and staff their information may have been compromised as a result of a cyber attack that occurred on April 2019. After the ransomware was quarantined and systems were restored, an […]

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New York’s Syracuse School Crippled by Ransomware

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Ransomware Corrupts Another NY School Syracuse School District has been offline for a week after an unknown ransomware variant corrupted its networks. Hackers have demanded a six-figure ransom amount; however, the district has yet to pay. However, if their insurance company gets its way, the school will pay the ransom demands before they continue to […]

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Cyber Attack Hits NYC College, Demanding $2M Ransom

Hackers Make 7 Figure Demand After Infecting Monroe College Another cyber attack has hit. This time the cyber criminals targeted Monroe College in New York City, and spiked ransom demands beyond their past six-figure amounts. After successfully infiltrating the college’s network, ransom demands were sent to school officials stating in order to get their files […]

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Ransomware Attacks Target Municipalities in the Midwest

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Two More Ransomware Attacks Hit the Midwest The cities of La Pointe, Indiana and Richmond Heights, Ohio have confirmed they too fell victim to ransomware attacks this month. Officials for La Pointe have confirmed they have a cyber security insurance plan, which they hope will help to fund the restoration of their systems. The exact […]

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