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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold

A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.This is a follow-up to yesterday's story breaking the news of fatal consequences in a German ransomware attack.Reaction is continuing to the story of what Reuters says may be the world's first human fatality directly attributed to a cyberattack. According to th
Publish At:2020-09-18 19:03 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

IPG Photonics, a leading U.S. developer of fiber lasers for cutting, welding, medical use, and laser weaponry has suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting their operations.Based out of Oxford, Massachusets, IPG Photonics has locations worldwide where they employ over 4,000 people and have a $1.3 billion revenue in 2019.The company's lasers were u
Publish At:2020-09-18 16:49 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

The Week in Ransomware - September 18th 2020 - Schools under attack

With schools worldwide back in session, ransomware operations are barraging them with cyberattacks that disrupt the start of the school year.Over the past few weeks, we have seen a steady barrage of attacks against K-12 schools, colleges, and universities where ransomware operators target exposed remote desktop servers and network devices' vulnerabilities.To
Publish At:2020-09-18 16:49 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

A real-life Maze ransomware attack – “If at first you don’t succeed…”

byPaul DucklinYou’ve probably heard terms like “spray-and-pray” and “fire-and-forget” applied to cybercriminality, especially if your involvement in cybersecurity goes back to the early days of spamming and scamming.Those phrases recognise that sending unsolicited email is annoyingly cheap and easy for cybercrooks, who generally
Publish At:2020-09-18 13:19 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Maze MTR Ragnar Ragnar Locker ransomware

Ransomware en masse on the wane: top threats inside web-phishing in H1 2020

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages. Singapore, 09/18/2020 — Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, evidenced the transformation of the threat portfolio over the first half of 2020. It ca
Publish At:2020-09-18 08:41 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Reports Security hacking news in

German Hospital Hit by Ransomware, Patient Dies After Being Redirected

A patient died after being redirected to another medical facility as the result of a German hospital having suffered a ransomware infection.On September 17, the Associated Press reported that a woman who needed urgent medical attention died after being transferred from University Hospital of Düsseldorf (Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf) to a facility in anoth
Publish At:2020-09-18 07:50 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Hospita

The Surge in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware, a malware that is capable of encrypting the files of the user. This eventually leads to a demand for ransom in exchange for restoring the users’ data post payment. There are some vectors that allow ransomware to get the right of entry or access to a computer or server. One of the maximum common systems for delivering ransomware by using
Publish At:2020-09-18 06:00 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Knowledge-base Penetration Testing Security Advisory how ran

U.K. warns of surge in ransomware threats against education sector

The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware incidents targeting educational institutions, urging them to follow the recently updated recommendations for mitigating malware attacks.This warning comes after the NCSC investigated in August an increased number of ransomware attacks on schools, colleges, and uni
Publish At:2020-09-18 01:11 | Read:50 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Maze ransomware uses Ragnar Locker virtual machine technique

The Maze ransomware operators now use a virtual machine to encrypt a computer, a tactic previously adopted by the Ragnar Locker malware. The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a new tactic to evade detection, their malware now encrypts a computer from within a virtual machine. This technique was first adopted by Ragnar Locker gang in May, at the time
Publish At:2020-09-17 20:57 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Hacking hacking news infor

Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences

An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.A ransomware attack reportedly caused a priceless loss for a hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, whose critical admission and patient records systems was knocked offline. A patient who needed urgent admission had to be sent to another hos
Publish At:2020-09-17 19:35 | Read:67 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Maze ransomware now encrypts via virtual machines to evade detection

The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a tactic previously used by the Ragnar Locker gang; to encrypt a computer from within a virtual machine.In May, we previously reported that Ragnar Locker was seen encrypting files through VirtualBox Windows XP virtual machines to bypass security software on the host.The virtual machine would mount a host's driv
Publish At:2020-09-17 17:22 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Maze Gang Distributed Ransomware Payload Inside VM

The gang responsible for the Maze ransomware family conducted an attack in which they distributed their malware payload inside of a virtual machine (VM).Sophos’ Managed Threat Response (MTR) observed the technique in action while investigating an attack that occurred back in July 2020.In that incident, the attackers packaged the ransomware payload inside of
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Ransomware attack at German hospital leads to death of patient

A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.On September 10th, the Duesseldorf University hospital in Germany suffered a ransomware attack after threat actors exploited a software vulnerability in "a commercial add-on software that is common in the market and used worldwi
Publish At:2020-09-17 13:27 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Major Duesseldorf hospital infected with ransomware, patient died for consequences

A major hospital in Duesseldorf was hit by a cyber attack, a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be hijacked to another city. The news is shocking, German authorities revealed that a cyber attack hit a major hospital in Duesseldorf, the Duesseldorf University Clinic, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be take
Publish At:2020-09-17 13:08 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware hacking news healt

Universities Face Increase in Ransomware Attacks as Students Return

Academia has faced fresh warnings of cyber-attacks after a rise was recorded in August when students returned.According to an alert issued by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) there has been a recent spike in ransomware attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities. It claimed that, in recent incidents, it has observed remote d
Publish At:2020-09-17 10:45 | Read:83 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

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