Three Weeks After Ransomware Attack, County Courthouse is Still Recovering

The Luzerne County Courthouse was hit with ransomware on May 25, 2019. The exact ransomware variant that infiltrated their networks has not been disclosed, nor has the ransom demand. However, the county’s IT staff has been working tirelessly to rebuild the networks, and hope to have them back to full capacity this week. Although the […]

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Was This Texan Town Targeted with Ransomware Due to Pending Investigations?

Edcouch, Texas was hit with ransomware approximately two weeks ago, and the timing is rather interesting… Towards the end of May, another public municipality was hit with ransomware. The town of Edcouch, located in Texas, was the victim of a cyber attack, which targeted the town’s water department records. The city was asked to pay […]

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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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“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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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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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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5th Largest County in Michigan Corrupted by Ransomware´╗┐

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Earlier this week the empire state’s capital, Albany, was paralyzed by ransomware.  Now, just days later, the fifth largest county in Michigan, Genesee county, suffered a ransomware attack.  Very few details are being released at this time, as the cyber attack is still quite fresh.  However, here is what we do know — County officials […]

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New York’s State Capital Falls Victim to Ransomware

Another Public Municipality Has Fallen Victim to Ransomware – This Time, the City of Albany An unknown ransomware variant infected the city offices of New York’s state capital, the City of Albany.  Although, employees were still expected to arrive to work Monday morning, city offices did not open until 12 p.m. EST.  The city’s IT […]

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Mario Brothers Ditch Banana Peels and Goes Straight for Ransomware

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Graphics Package Paired with Ransomware? Hackers recently exploited the Mario Brothers graphics package, riddling the images with GandCrab ransomware.  The hackers took significant time trying to hide their malicious intentions, by hiding the commands in the color channels of the images.  By doing so, it makes it difficult for the firewall to detect the threat.  In […]

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Medical Facility Permanently Loses Patient Records Due to Cyber Attack

Florida Medical Facility Suffers Cyber Attack FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology of Jacksonville, Florida, was the victim of a ransomware attack in November of 2018.  The ransomware variant, GandCrab, infected a server, encrypting patient files from January 2007 to April 2017.  The attack was executed through a malvertising campaign that targeted Adobe Flash or Windows VBScripting engine […]

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Cyber Attack Forces Akron to Take Down City Resource Number

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The city of Akron, Ohio has been identified as the latest victim of a cyber attack… An unknown ransomware variant infected the city’s networks, targeting key hardware and software systems on January 22, 2018.  In an attempt to mitigate the spread of the malicious software, the city took systems offline — including their 311 information number.  […]

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Ransomware Attack Sends City into State of Emergency

Update: 1/28/2019 – All city credit cards have been canceled as a precautionary measure.  In an attempt to recover encrypted files, the City has contracted third-party security services.  At this time, it remains unknown if city officials will approve payment of the ransom demands to expedite the recovery process.   An unknown ransomware variant took down […]

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First Ransomware Attack of 2019 Hit Connecticut Schools

Ransomware Takes Down Connecticut School in 2019’s First Attack… On January 4, 2019, ransomware hit Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, making it the first publicly known ransomware attack of the new year.  The exact ransomware variant is unknown, as is the ransom demand.  It’s also unclear if the school decided to pay the hacker’s demands, […]

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Ransomware Infection Went Beyond Corrupting Patient Files

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Ransomware Infection Encrypted and Altered Medical Files An unknown ransomware variant recently infiltrated the Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee, located in Salinas, California.  Unlike traditional ransomware infections, hackers took the cyber attack to further extremes by not only encrypting files but also potentially altering them.  Some of the altered data included patient names, social security numbers, […]

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