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Adversary harboring DopplePaymer ransomware targets industrial sector

A cyber adversary in possession of both ransomware and point-of-sale malware was recently found to have obtained “a deep level of access” to the infrastructures of at least two targets, including a U.S.-based aluminum and stainless steel gratings company, researchers have reported. Judging by the choice of targets, the actor has a particular interest in…

Ransomware attack delays government services in Nunavut, Canada

A ransomware attack last weekend struck the network of the Canadian territory Nunavut, severely impeding a bevy of government services that rely on access to systems and electronic files. The attack took place on Saturday afternoon, encrypting files on government servers and workstations and crippling email and other internet-based communications. The only service to be…

Ransomware attack on TrialWorks is one of 13 on MSPs and cloud-service providers in 2019

Law firms using case management software from TrialWorks found themselves unable to access their legal documents after the third-party service provider was hit with a ransomware attack earlier this month. The Coral Gables, Florida-based company, which serves roughly 2,500 clients, was attacked back on Oct. 13, but reports of the incident only began to surface…

We interviewed cyber experts on a Vegas ferris wheel. Then ride security showed up…

In the film “Ocean’s 11,” Danny Ocean and his team of expert cybercriminals execute a daring casino heist in glitzy Las Vegas. This past summer at the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Sin City, the editorial staff at SC Media attempted to pull off a less ambitious – and decidedly more legal –…

St. Louis health center stymied by September ransomware attack

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, a St. Louis-area medical and social services provider, was victimized last September by a ransomware attack that continues to prevent access to data collected from patients, health care providers and employees. The Associated Press reported on Friday that the breach affects roughly 152,000 people. The provider serves thousands of…

Johannesburg’s city e-services disrupted by ransomware strike

An threat actor that calls itself the “Shadow Kill Hackers” has executed a data breach and ransomware attack against City of Johannesburg, South Africa — the second time in four months that the metropolis has contended with a cyber extortion plot. Via its official Twitter account yesterday, city officials acknowledged the incident as simply a…

Billtrust still recovering from ransomware attack

Online B2B bill payments provider Billtrust is still reeling from a ransomware attack – unconfirmed reports pin the blame on BitPaymer – that began last week, but is slowly bringing its systems back online. Although Billtrust initially didn’t release details in the aftermath of the attack, one of its customers, Wittichen Supply, told its customers…

New MedusaLocker ransomware looks to make a monster profit

The newly discovered ransomware called MedusaLocker won’t exactly turn your computer to stone, but it might as well, considering your files will be just as useless. Researchers from MalwareHunterTeam first took note of the threat in late September, when the ransomware started racking up its first known victims. (The company acknowledges the ransomware in a…

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