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Ransomware attack on software company ResiDex may have exposed data on assisted-living residents, workers

Personal information belonging to residents and employees of multiple assisted living facilities were potentially exposed in an April 2019 cyberattack that infected third-party software company Tenx Systems, LLC with ransomware. The Minneapolis-based company, which operates under the name ResiDex Software and provides software to assisted-living homes, group facilities and care-giving organizations for seniors and the…

As GandCrab gang prepares to retire, decryptor for v5.2 of ransomware released

The purportedly final version of GandCrab ransomware can now be neutralized with a new decryption tool, made available to the public. This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.2. Version 5.2 is the last iteration created by the prolific ransomware’s developers before they announced on a dark web forum…

ASCO Industries confirms ransomware attack

ASCO Industries has broken its silence regarding the cyberattack saying it has been hit with ransomware and has shut down activities at its facilities in Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany. ASCO said it is on the receiving end of a massive ransomware attack that has caused a serious disruption to all its systems…

Spirit AeroSystems confirms ASCO Industries cyberattack

Reports that Belgian aerospace manufacturer ASCO Industries has shuttered several factories due to a ransomware attack on June 7 is certainly news, but what is causing even more raised eyebrows is the company’s almost complete silence on the issue. ASCO, which is in the process of being acquired by Wichita, Kan.-based Spirit AeroSystems, reportedly confirmed…

Lake City recovering from ransomware attack

Lake City, Fla. has started to recover from a June 10 ransomware attack that knocked out its email and online payment systems. Lake City was hit with TripleThreat ransomware, City Manager Joe Helfenberger said in a statement posted to Facebook. Cloud cybersecurity company AppRiver reported on TripleThreat last January, but at the time only mentioned it…

Ransomware attack hobbles Washington food bank

An Auburn, Washington-based food bank that provides meals to individuals in need has reportedly been victimized in a ransomware attack, leaving staff members unable to access files and emails. A report from the Auburn Examiner says the June 5 attack on The Auburn Food Bank has reduced the charitable organization to one working computer, currently…

Baltimore hackers taunt mayor, EternalBlue not used in attack

The hackers purportedly behind the Baltimore ransomware attack may be attempting to boost the pressure on the city to pay up as they have tweeted out some possibly sensitive information, additionally researchers have determined that the NSA hacking tool EternalBlue was not used in this attack. Eric Sifford, security researcher with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit,…

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