Targeting Municipalities Has Become the New Norm, as yet Another County Is Riddled with Ransomware

Hutchinson County, South Dakota Struck with Ryuk Ransomware Yet another public municipality has been hit with ransomware. This time it was Hutchinson County, seated in Olivet, South Dakota. Upon investigation of the attack, it was determined hackers used the ransomware variant, Ryuk, to infect the county’s server. County officials have confirmed, the server is completed […]

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Another U.S. Airport Struck By Cyber Criminals

Louisville Regional Airport Riddled with Ransomware Another ransomware attack has infected the computer systems of Kentucky’s Louisville Regional Airport. The exact ransomware variant, and following ransom demands have not yet been disclosed. However, airport officials have confirmed the attack was isolated to computer files and did not impact operations or security perimeters. It is unclear […]

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Oklahoma’s Largest School District Struggles to Recover After Cyber Attack

Oklahoma City Public Schools Falls Victim to Ransomware Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Public School (OKCPS) District confirmed they had been infected with an unknown ransomware variant. Despite their efforts to minimize damages, Oklahoma’s News 4 stated things continue to get worse. OKCPS officials have confirmed the school email systems are down and will remain […]

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February 18th Wasn’t a Good Day For These Two…

Augustana College and Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence Suffer Cyber Attacks On February 18, 2019, Augustana College, located in Illinois, and the Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (SCADD), in Connecticut, suffered ransomware attacks. The exact variant of malware that infected each organization’s networks has not been disclosed. Therefore, it is impossible […]

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The City of Washington Is Still Down After Ransomware Corrupted Its Network

Ransomware Hit Another Municipality, This Time Its the City of Washington On May 5, 2019, the city of Washington, located in Pennsylvania, became the latest municipality to be victimized by ransomware. The City’s networks were infected with an unknown ransomware variant that has left their systems down for a week post-infection. City Councilman, Joseph Manning […]

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The City of Baltimore Suffers Second Ransomware Attack

Baltimore City Computers Hacked — Again Baltimore city government computers suffered outages on Tuesday after the city fell victim to a cyber attack. Early Tuesday morning, city computers were found riddled with RobbinHood, the same ransomware variant that took down the City of Greenville last month. The exact intrusion method is unclear, however IT staff […]

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“I Do Not Want The Information About Ransomware Being Made Public…”

Potter County Riddled with Ransomware An unknown ransomware variant has infiltrated the IT systems of Potter County, Texas. The cyber attack has been impacting county networks for approximately the last two weeks. The details released to the public regarding this cyber attack have been minimal, and now we know why. Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner […]

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Daviess County Library Paralyzed Post-Ransomware Infection

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Daviess County Library of Kentucky Reports Cyber Attack Kentucky’s Daviess County Library, located in Owensboro, was recently hit with a cyber attack. Hackers were able to infiltrate the library’s network and spread an unknown ransomware variant. Upon the encryption of the library’s files, hackers made a ransom demanded of $40,000. According to 14 News, library […]

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Ransomware Price Tag Reaches $52M for Norwegian Aluminum Maker

Downtime, Lost Profits and Remediation Costs Reach $52 Million for Norsk Hydro The Norwegian aluminum maker, Norsk Hydro, is still suffering the aftermath of a ransomware attack that riddled its networks early last month.  The ransomware variant, LockerGoga, initially infiltrated the company’s networks through their Active Directory.  This allowed for the malicious software to quickly […]

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New York Newspaper Can’t Print Sunday’s Paper Due to Ransomware

Watertown Daily Times of New York Unable to Print Sunday’s Paper After Ransomware Infection The Watertown Daily Times, a daily newspaper published in Watertown, New York was targeted by cybercriminals over the weekend. Hackers were able to access the newspaper’s networks and infect their systems with the ransomware variant, Ryuk. The cyber attack, which officials […]

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Manufacturing Giant Suffers Ransomware Attack

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Switzerland’s Major Manufacturer, Aebi Schmidt, Suffers Ransomware Attack Aebi Schmidt, the maker of airport maintenance and road cleaning vehicles, had operations disrupted Tuesday after suffering a cyber attack. The manufacturing giant reported being infected with an unknown ransomware variant that paralyzed its international systems. Although most of the damage was in the European base, U.S. […]

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California County Suffers Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Imperial County of California Recovers from Ransomware Attack California’s Imperial County, is recovering from a ransomware attack that infiltrated its systems on April 13, 2019. The exact method of intrusion is unclear; however, cyber criminals were able to successfully deploy Ryuk ransomware. This ransomware infection impacted the functionality of the county’s communication systems and website. […]

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Howard County Suffers a Malware Attack — Again

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Howard County Falls Victim To Cyber Attack Yet Again Indiana’s Howard County has fallen victim to yet another cyber attack, this time kicking the county’s networks offline. Officials have reported it has been days since they’ve been able to be online. However, they are confident the attack did not impact the security of county or […]

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The Weather Channel Faces a Storm of Its Own

Ransomware Knocked The Weather Channel Off Air On April 18, 2019, an unknown ransomware variant knocked The Weather Channel off the air. Fortunately, the interruption time was minimal, totaling approximately 99 minutes. While services were offline, the network played a prerecorded program until they were able to restore their systems. The ransom demands have not […]

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Ironic Twist – Cyber Security Firm Hit with Ransomware

The cyber security firm Verint, was recently hit with an unknown ransomware variant. As if that is not ironic enough, the hackers targeted the company’s largest business operations, located in Israel. This is ironic since Verint reports they are a U.S. based company. It’s not shocking that the company has offices overseas, considering most security […]

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Cyber Criminals Strike Georgia Again…

Stone Mountain Park Association of Georgia Corrupted with Ransomware What do the City of Atlanta, Jackson County, and the Stone Mountain Park Association have in common? They have all been the victim of ransomware. The City of Atlanta spent millions recovering from the cyber attack that corrupted city networks. Then, last month Jackson County paid […]

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Garfield County Pays Hackers to Unlock Files

Utah’s Garfield County Paid Attackers Undisclosed Amount to Regain Access to Network and Files The number of recent ransomware attacks on public municipalities is staggering. Over the last few weeks, attackers have successfully infiltrated the networks of the City of Albany, the City of Greenville, Genesee County, Orange County, and now Garfield County. The exact […]

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North Carolina City Became Attacker’s Newest Ransomware Target

North Carolina City Offices Crippled by Robbinhood The City of Greenville, North Carolina, was struck with ransomware on April 10, 2019. The ransomware variant, called Robbinhood, left the city with no choice but to shutdown their networks. Fortunately, even with their networks offline, public safety systems remained in tact. The extent of the damage due […]

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