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Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity. Curiously, the paper is at least the third Florida-based Ryuk victim in the past year. The attack, which The Tampa Bay Times reported on itself, did not result in a
Publish At:2020-01-24 16:50 | Read:142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Chicago Tribune CrowdStrike DCH Health System emo

Cyber News Rundown: Cannabis User Data Breach

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Point-of-Sale Breach Targets U.S. Cannabis Industry Late last month, researchers discovered a database owned by the company THSuite that appeared to contain information belonging to roughly 30,000 cannabis customers in the U.S. With no authentication, the researchers were able to find contact information as well as cannabis purchase
Publish At:2020-01-23 20:10 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware

Cyber News Rundown: Ryuk Uses Wake-on-Lan

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ryuk Adds New Features to Increase Devastation The latest variant of the devastating Ryuk ransomware has been spotted with a new feature that allows it to turn on devices connected to the infected network. By taking advantage of Wake-on-Lan functionality, Ryuk can is able to mount additional remote devices to further its encryption
Publish At:2020-01-17 09:15 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

A week in security (January 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we told readers how to check the safety of websites and their related files, explored the shady behavior taking place within the billion-dollar search industry, broke down the top six ways that hackers target retail businesses, and put a spotlight on the ransomware family Phobos. We also broke a major new story when we dis
Publish At:2020-01-13 16:50 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security CES CES 2020 Consumer Electronics Show ed

Travelex Hit By $6m Ransom Attack

Travelex, a global foreign exchange company with hundreds of stores across the USA alone, is being held hostage by hackers demanding $6 million ransom. The cybercriminals from a gang known as Sodinokibi and REvil, claim that they are in possession of approximately 5GB of what they say is very sensitive data. They claim the stolen data consists of national id
Publish At:2020-01-13 09:15 | Read:328 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Cybercrime Ransomware

Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Ransomware has struck dead on organizations since it became a mainstream tool in cybercriminals’ belts years ago. From massive WannaCry outbreaks in 2017 to industry-focused attacks by Ryuk in 2019, ransomware’s got its hooks in global businesses and shows no signs of stopping. That includes a malware family known as Phobos ransomware, named afte
Publish At:2020-01-10 16:50 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat spotlight brute force coveware crysis crysis ransomwa

Cyber News Rundown: Snake Ransomware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Snake Ransomware Slithers Through Networks A new ransomware variant, dubbed “Snake,” has been found using more sophisticated obfuscation while targeting entire networks, rather than only one machine. In addition, Snake will append any encrypted file extensions with five random characters following the filetype itself. Finally, the i
Publish At:2020-01-10 09:10 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020 January 8th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Mobile Security, Online Safety, PC security, Ransomware, Uncategorized 2019 is gone and a new decade is in sight. 2020 is said to be a year that will bring on many ch
Publish At:2020-01-08 10:05 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Mobile Security Online Safety PC security Rans

Cyber News Rundown: US Coast Guard Hit with Ransomware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. US Coast Guard Facility Hit with Ransomware During the last week of December a US Coast Guard facility was the target of a Ryuk ransomware attack that shut down operations for over 30 hours. Though the Coast Guard has implemented multiple cybersecurity regulations in just the last six months or so, this attack broke through the weak
Publish At:2020-01-03 15:10 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel malware ransomware

7 types of virus – a short glossary of contemporary cyberbadness

byPaul DucklinOK, technically, this article is about malware in general, not about viruses in particular.Strictly speaking, virus refers to a type of malware that spreads by itself, so that once it’s in your system, you may end up with hundreds or even thousands of infected files……on every computer in your network, and in the networks your
Publish At:2019-12-28 17:35 | Read:365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Banking Trojan Data Stealer keylogger malware RAM sc

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customers nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations as quickly as possible. Irvine,
Publish At:2019-12-28 03:35 | Read:406 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware rEvil Sodinokibi Synoptek

A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

This post was co-authored by Wendy Zamora and Chris Boyd. All opinions expressed belong to your mom. Back in the days before climate change stretched frigid winter months directly into the insta-sweat of summer, there was a saying about March: in like a lamb, out like a lion. The same might be said about the last decade in cybersecurity fails. What kic
Publish At:2019-12-19 16:50 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness ashley madison ashley madison hack BadRabbit cambr

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up

As if the scourge of ransomware wasn’t bad enough already: Several prominent purveyors of ransomware have signaled they plan to start publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to pay up. To make matters worse, one ransomware gang has now created a public Web site identifying recent victim companies that have chosen to rebuild their operations inst
Publish At:2019-12-17 03:35 | Read:350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm BleepingComputer Lawrence Abrams

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Statistics

All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky product users from 203 countries and territories worldwide participate in this global exc
Publish At:2019-12-12 13:05 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Financial malware Malwa

2019: The ransomware tsunami

This has been another record-breaking year for ransomware attacks. The waves of attacks seen in the USA at the start of the year, followed by attacks on public administrations all over Europe, and the latest breaches detected in Spain have all led to ransomware keeping its place on the list of the most important cyberthreats in 2019. And the statistics speak
Publish At:2019-12-12 04:15 | Read:339 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security advanced cybersecurity business Ransomware

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