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 Continues to Spread Across the Nation

Ransomware has proven it’s an epidemic of massive proportions… Over the last week, several new ransomware attacks have gone public. This includes attacks against Houston County Schools of Georgia, Ava School District in Missouri, CHI Health of Nebraska, and Berry Family Services in Texas. In addition, Wood Ranch Medical, located in Simi Valley, California was […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Corrupted UK’s Largest Police Forensics Contractor

With a slew of attacks hitting US public municipalities, it may seem to some that hackers have given up on targeting other businesses. This couldn’t be more inaccurate. Cyber criminals are casting wide nets, hoping to catch what they can. And boy did they… Over the weekend, reports confirmed one of the UK’s biggest forensics […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Crippled by Ransomware

Virgin Islands Police Department Fell Victim to Cyber Attack In April 2019, the U.S. Virgin Islands fell victim to two cyber attacks. The first was an unknown ransomware variant that targeted police department servers holding internal affairs data and citizen complaints. The ransom demands were not disclosed; although officials reported they did not pay the […]

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Cyber Attacks Begin Bypassing Local Governments, Advancing to State Agencies

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Are Cyber Criminals Going to Begin Targeting State Agencies? Ransomware has been on a rampage lately, with news breaking of cyber attacks successfully infiltrating multiple local government municipalities. In June alone, news broke of cyber attacks taking down Fayette County, OH; Lake City, FL; Riviera Beach, FL; and Key Biscayne, FL. Today, the Georgia Courts […]

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Hackers Profit Over $1M from Florida Municipalities in Just a Week

Two Florida Cities Pay Hackers Over $1 Million In Attempt to Restore Networks Within the last week, you may have heard about the Florida city that paid cyber criminals $600,000 in an attempt to restore their networks. That city was Riviera Beach. In addition to paying the ransom demands, the city council also approved $1 […]

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Hackers Use Webroot and Kaseya to Spread Ransomware

Ransomware Corrupts the Systems of MSPs and Their Clients Three Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have found themselves in a bit of hot water after ransomware spread throughout their network and that of their clients. MSPs offer managed services to businesses, including the management of their cyber security. Since this attack was just reported, very few […]

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