Michigan State University Hacked

Ransomware Attack Has A Deadline Michigan State University is counting down a clock, but not for a buzzer to signal another athletic victory. Today the gang responsible for Netwalker ransomware announced they’ve given MSU administrators a week. MSU was hacked. The administration can pay the undisclosed ransom or risk having sensitive data released. Michigan State, […]

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Hackers, Branded As Terrorists, Release Trump Emails

The FBI Refuses A group of hackers known as REvil or Sodinokibi have released their first round of emails they claim are “damaging” to Trump’s reelection campaign, as reported by Forbes. The group successfully stole information from a New York lawfirm and are now claiming they have “dirty laundry” on Trump. After publishing documents on […]

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Nowhere To Hide

The Evolution of Ransomware Leaves No Room to Hide Ransomware attacks have always been detrimental. This new evolution, however, is making it difficult for victims to hide the severity of the damage. Data is no longer simply encrypted and held for ransom. It’s also copied and sent to the criminal for them to do as […]

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Medical Field Continues To Face Attacks During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Evolution of Ransomware Ransomware began as a way to extort money from people. Therefore, by encrypting files, the criminals could demand whatever price they wanted. In response, we evolved our security plans. We now include back-ups and reboot options. This left many attackers in a tough spot. They no longer had the leverage to […]

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Los Altos Union High School Attacked By Ransomware

Safety procedures in place by the district mitigated losses Another school has been attacked with ransomware. Lost Altos Union HS discovered the hit when an employee tried logging into email at 5:30am the morning of January 29th. From there, the full scope of the breach was discovered. Los Altos had some good safety procedures in […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Ransomware Attacks of 2019

Ransomware a growing Global epidemic 2019 saw a dramatic increase in global ransomware attacks. Attackers have found their way into governments, schools, and businesses across the world. As their methods continue to become more sophisticated and ironclad, their ransom demands continue to increase. Let’s take a look at the 5 most expensive ransomware attacks of […]

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Ransomware Costs 300 Jobs

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The Heritage Company forced to close days before Christmas In October, The Heritage Company telemarketing company in Sherwood, Arkansas was hit with a ransomware attack that devastated their network. In a letter to employees, CEO Sandra Franecke explains how systems were down across the company. Even after paying the ransom, Franecke explains that the IT […]

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Mexico’s Pemex Oil Struck with Ransomware

Hackers Ask for $5 Million in Bitcoin Mexico’s Pemex oil has been struggling to keep it’s credit rating from dropping while it battles declining oil production and paying down heavy debts. In the midst of this turmoil, it was struck this week with a ransomware attack. The hackers gave a “discount period” to the company, […]

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Ransomware Epidemic Worldwide

Johannesburg Suffers Yet Another Ransomware Attack A second ransomware attack has left the town of Johannesburg, South Africa scrambling again. The website and essential digital services have been suspended while the city deals with the breach. Hackers claimed, “We have dozens of backdoors inside your city. We have control of everything…” This includes personal population […]

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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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Lake City, Florida Becomes Latest Ransomware Victim

The City of Lake City Became Riddled with Ransomware Update: The city has confirmed, they have paid the $460,000 ransom demand in an attempt to restore their email systems that have been down for over two weeks. This week has been a tough one for public municipalities in the war against ransomware. Earlier this week, […]

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Cable Car System Rendered Useless Due to Ransomware Attack

Ransomware Attack Takes Out Moscow’s Cable Car System Mere days after Moscow opened their first cable car system, it was shut down due to a ransomware infection.  The cyber attack rendered the cable car network useless after successfully installing ransomware on the computer in charge of operating the system.  This left Russian citizens frustrated, as […]

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Major American Medical Facility, LabCorp, Riddled with Ransomware

LabCorp Suffers From Cyber Attack A suspected ransomware attack hit America’s medical lab facility, LabCorp, the weekend of July 14, 2018.  Suspicious activity was detected on the company’s diagnostic systems.  The ransomware variant has been disclosed as SamSam.  This is the same variant that took down the City of Atlanta and Colorado’s Department of Transportation.  […]

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Atlanta’s Ransomware Attack Costs Continue to Increase

The City of Atlanta’s Ransomware Attack Costs Keep Growing On March 22nd, PC Pitstop shared the story of the SamSam ransomware attack that took down the City of Atlanta.  It took almost a week, before the city’s offices were able to turn on their computers, and now, almost three months later, the infection is still […]

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