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Report: Dental practices feel the pain of ransomware attack on IT provider

More than 100 dentist offices have reportedly been affected by a recent Sodinokibi ransomware attack on a Colorado-based company that provides IT services to the oral-care practices. Security expert Brian Krebs reported this past weekend via his blog post that Englewood, Colo.-based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was attacked back on Nov. 25, apparently via a compromised remote…

My kingdom for a decryptor! Ransomware creates ticketing snafu for N.J. Shakespeare theater

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey was forced to cancel a performance of “A Christmas Carol” earlier this week after a ransomware attack disrupted its database and ticketing system, causing a show reservations nightmare. Performances of the show, which run through Dec. 29, are now back underway. However, the ransomware has disabled the company’s online…

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Data center provider CyrusOne hit with REvil ransomware: Report

One day after news broke that data center provider CyrusOne was reportedly hit with a combination ransomware/data breach involving the REvil (aka Sodinokibi) ransomware the company issued a statement confirming the incident. Initially, CyrusOne did not release any details, but ZDNet reported the attack took place on December 4. A screenshot of the ransom note…

Spanish security company Prosegur hit with Ryuk

The Madrid-based security firm Prosegur was hit and taken down by a Ryuk ransomware attack late last week. The firm tweeted on November 27 that it suffered a security incident in its telecommunications platforms and had implemented its defensive and security protocols to try and mitigate and limit the damage to itself and customers. It…

Ransomware attack on nursing homes’ services provider threatens lives

Cybercriminals are reportedly demanding a $14 million extortion payment after using Ryuk ransomware to infect Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI), a company that provides IT consulting and cloud-based data hosting and security services to roughly 110 nursing home operations around the U.S. The Nov. 17 attack took place at 1:30 a.m. local time, encrypting the…

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NYPD fingerprint database touched by ransomware

The New York City Police Department’s fingerprint database was hit with ransomware in October 2018, a local newspaper learned. The attack was brought in by a third-party vendor who was installing video equipment at the NYPD’s police academy when it connected its infected computer to the police network, according to the New York Post. The…

Microsoft deflects Doppelpaymer/Teams rumors

Microsoft’s security team defended its Teams communication platform saying it has found no connection between the app and the distribution of Dopplepaymer ransomware. Simon Pope, director of incident response at the Microsoft Security Response Center, went to bat for Teams saying he wanted to squelch any rumors that link the spread of Doppelpaymer to the Microsoft…

Louisiana spurns attempted ransomware attack, governor says

Louisiana activated its cybersecurity team after the state was targeted in an attempted ransomware attack similar to those aimed at government organizations and local school districts during the summer, newly re-elected Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted Monday.  “The Office of Technology Services [OTS] identified a cybersecurity threat that affected some, but not all state servers,”…

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Macys.com Magecart attack yields payment, personal info

Hackers accessed macys.com’s “Checkout” and “My Wallet” pages early last month and added malicious script to lift shoppers’ personal information, such as credit card data, then send it to a remote site. The company discovered the Oct. 7 hack on Oct. 15 when it observed “a suspicious connection” between macys.com and the remote website, the company said in…

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