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Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

For medical facilities, and any entity that delivers critical services, the situation places security teams on high alert: ensure adequate training for the workforce and some means of network redundancy or else risk similar tragedy or even potential liability.
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Nemty comes up empty, as cyber gang ditches ransomware for newer encryptor

The cyber actors behind the Nemty ransomware-as-a-service operation are reportedly folding up shop as they concentrate their efforts on a newly launched malicious encryptor. The decision to shut down Nemty could leave some individuals in a lurch. As of April 14, the cybercriminals are giving victims one week to pay their ransom and receive a…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware, Security News

History shows, transparency can ease the fallout from a cyberattack

Cybersecurity firms have a responsibility to keep their clients safe from digital attacks. But when they end up the victims, they potentially risk losing credibility with these customers, especially if their operations are disrupted. It’s a potentially juicy extortion scenario for attackers, and we just saw an example of this play out last week when…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Government, Health Care, Ransomware, Security News

Execs, dignitaries call on nations to help end cyberattacks on health care orgs

The CyberPeace Institute and dozens of international leaders and dignitaries on Tuesday collectively urged the world’s governments in an open letter to help put an end to cyberattacks on hospitals and health care institutions that are already under the incredible strain of combatting the Covid-19 pandemic. “Over the past weeks, we have witnessed attacks that…
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REvil hackers extort law firm with Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Elton John as clients

Cyberattackers have breached a high-profile entertainment and media law firm, infecting the practice with ransomware and stealing files that apparently pertain to its star clients, including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. A cyber analyst who requested anonymity provided SC Media with content posted on the…
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Stricken electronics firms weigh reward, cost of paying ransom

Garmin reportedly paid cyber extortionists millions of dollars for access to a decryptor so that the company could restore its services to customers following a July 23 WastedLocker ransomware attack. Meanwhile, a separate ransomware outfit this week reportedly leaked sensitive data lifted from LG and Xerox’s internal networks after attempted negotiations with the two tech…
Cybercrime, Ransomware, Security News, Website/Web Server Security

Avon attackers may have exploited unprotected web server

An openly accessible web server has emerged as a possible attack vector used by cybercriminals in a reported ransomware incident that affected personal care and beauty marketer Avon Products last June. Researchers from Safety Detectives today announced its discovery of a U.S.-based Avon.com server that was not defended by a password, leaving it accessible to…
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Pitney Bowes hit with second ransomware attack

For the second time in a seven-month span, Pitney Bowes has been hit by a ransomware attack, but cyber experts and financial analysts cautioned against rashly judging the company’s security practices – or assuming fiscal doom – with some suggesting that lessons learned from the first attack may have limited the damage of the most…
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