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The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part I

Scams can be found anywhere, and Facebook is no exception. And, with the holiday season just around the corner, and the world still weathering a pandemic, it pays to know what Facebook scams you, those close to you, and those you have professional relationships with could potentially encounter. We’ll look at those that pose a notable risk to either your b
Publish At:2020-12-02 21:06 | Read:44 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news concert ticket scam Facebook ad campaign f

K12 online schooling giant pays Ryuk ransomware to stop data leak

Online education giant K12 Inc. has paid a ransom after their systems were hit by Ryuk ransomware in the middle of November.K12 creates tailored online learning curriculums for students to learn from home while in kindergarten through 12th grade. Over 1 million students have utilized K12 to learn from home rather than in traditional public school environment
Publish At:2020-12-02 19:01 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware data leak

K12 education giant paid the ransom to the Ryuk gang

Online education giant K12 Inc. was hit by Ryuk ransomware in the middle of November and now has paid a ransom to avoid data leak. The education company Online education giant K12 Inc. has paid a ransom to the ransomware operators after the gang infected its systems in November. K12 Inc. is a for-profit education company that sells online schooling and
Publish At:2020-12-02 18:42 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware K12 malware ransomware Ryu

ICS threat predictions for 2021

We present our vision of what challenges industrial cybersecurity will soon be (or already is) facing, and what to expect from cybercriminals in 2021. Random infections Infections will tend to be less random or have non-random follow-ups, as cybercriminals have spent the past several years profiling randomly infected computers that are connected to industri
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Cyber espionage Cyb

Healthcare security in 2021

The pandemic has turned 2020 into a year of medicine and information technology. The remarkable surge in the criticality level of medical infrastructure, coupled with feasible across-the-board digitalization, led to many of our last year’s predictions coming true much sooner than expected. As we foresaw, there has been an increase in attacks on medical
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Data leaks Data theft M

Criminals to Favor Ransomware and BEC Over Breaches in 2021

The era of the mega-breach may be coming to an end as cyber-criminals eschew consumers’ personal data and focus on phishing and ransomware, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).The US-based non-profit, which provides support to breach victims and regular updates on the scale of the challenge for businesses, made the remarks in its pre
Publish At:2020-12-02 08:32 | Read:43 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Alabama school district shut down by ransomware attack

Ransomware operators have attacked the Huntsville City Schools district in Alabama, forcing them to shut down schools for the rest of the week and possibly next week.The Huntsville City Schools district is the sixth-largest school district in Alabama, with almost 24,000 students, 2,300 employees, and thirty-seven schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sc
Publish At:2020-12-01 23:31 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Baltimore County Schools close after a ransomware attack

Baltimore County Schools were hit by a ransomware attack that forced them to close leaving more than 100,000 students out. Baltimore County Schools are still closed following a ransomware attack and unfortunately, at the time of this writing, it is impossible to predict when school will resume. School officials notified state and federal law enforceme
Publish At:2020-12-01 12:01 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Baltimore County Schools H

Online Learning Company K12 Paying Ransom Following Ransomware Attack

Online learning solutions provider K12 Inc., which recently announced changing its name to Stride Inc., said on Monday that it had decided to pay a ransom to cybercriminals who managed to breach its systems and deploy a piece of ransomware.The company said it recently detected unauthorized activity on its network. The attackers deployed a piece of ransomware
Publish At:2020-12-01 10:11 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Malware Cybercrime Man

Baltimore County Public Schools Closed Due to Ransomware Attack

The incident struck the day before Thanksgiving and interfered with online classes for some 115,000 students, officials report.Schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system are closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 as officials investigate and remediate a ransomware attack that hit its network systems the day before Thanksgiving, pausing classes for some
Publish At:2020-11-30 22:26 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value

Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year.Cyberattacks and security incidents have become the top business risk for companies, with the number of insurance claims rising 27% in the first nine months of 2020, according to a report
Publish At:2020-11-30 22:26 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber ransomware

Industrial Computer Maker Confirms Ransomware, Data Theft

Advantech reports the stolen data was confidential but did not contain high-value documents.Industrial computer manufacturer Advantech has confirmed a ransomware attack that led to the theft of confidential, though low-value, corporate documents, BleepingComputer reports. Related Content:Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better
Publish At:2020-11-30 18:32 | Read:63 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Ransomware Attack on Baltimore County Schools

A ransomware attack orchestrated two days before Thanksgiving has forced the Baltimore County Public School System to be shut down.Online classes for 115,000 students were disrupted as a result of what school officials are calling a “catastrophic attack on our technology system.”While specific details of the attack have not yet been shared,&
Publish At:2020-11-30 17:32 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Vermont hospitals still recovering from October ransomware attack

The University of Vermont Health Network is still recovering from a Ryuk Ransomware attack in October 2020, with services slowly coming back online.In October, the University of Vermont hospitals suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack that impacted services to varying degrees in all seven hospitals in their health network.At the time of the attack, only UVM Medic
Publish At:2020-11-30 16:19 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Baltimore students told to ditch Windows PCs after ransomware attack

Image: Brooke Cagle/BleepingComputerBaltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) urged students and staff to stop using their school-issued Windows computers and only use Chromebooks and Google accounts following a ransomware attack that hit the district's network last Wednesday.The ransomware attack forced BCPS to shut down most of its network due to the large nu
Publish At:2020-11-30 16:19 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware