Florida Town Pays Hackers $600k and Still Replace Their Devices

Riveria Beach in Florida has been attacked with ransomware. Although the exact variant is unknown, the ransom demands were disclosed. According to city council members, the hackers requested a payment of $600,000 in order to decrypt the locked files. The city paid it, in an effort to restore their network as quickly as possible. In […]

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Ohio Clinic Pays $75K Ransom But Loses Even More in Lost Revenues

Ohio’s NEO Urology Clinic Paid Ransom Yet Networks Remained Down For Days Even after paying the $75,000 ransom demands, the networks at Boardman Ohio’s NEO Urology Clinic remained down for days. According to Health IT Security, the clinic was hit with an unnamed ransomware variant earlier this month; however, due to its “complexity”, the clinic’s […]

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Lake City, Florida Becomes Latest Ransomware Victim

The City of Lake City Became Riddled with Ransomware This week has been a tough one for public municipalities in the war against ransomware. Earlier this week, news broke of two Texas towns being hit with ransomware, and now, the city of Lake City, Florida has become the latest target. Lake City was infected with […]

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Ransomware Attack Riddles Online Court Systems

Another Ransomware Attack Strikes Pennsylvania Court System On May 21, 2019 an unknown ransomware variant has attacked the Philadelphia online court systems. As a precautionary measure the city took the court systems offline. One of the biggest concerns facing the Philadelphia residents is for those attempting to postpone the repossession of their assets. In order […]

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Ransomware Continues to Spread, Hitting Non-Profits and Municipalities

Hackers Continue to Spread Ransomware Campaigns Throughout the U.S. Just yesterday news broke of a ransomware attack that hit the town of Edcouch in Texas. Now today another Texas city has confirmed they too have been hit with ransomware. City officials of Laredo have confirmed their city’s networks with riddled with an unknown ransomware variant. […]

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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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Criminals Retire Profitable Ransomware Variant GandCrab

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$2B Later – GandCrab is Going Dark The creators of GandCrab are informing all of their affiliates and victims, the ransomware will be retired in the next 20 days. Along with that, all of their victim’s decryption keys will be deleted. Creating a sense of urgency for their victims, it may lead to a final […]

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Baltimore Attack Leads to Nationwide Emphasis – On The Wrong Thing…

One would have thought the ransomware attack that riddled the city of Atlanta would have done it. But it didn’t. Or maybe the attacks that have hit U.S. airports, county governments, or major manufacturers. But again, it didn’t. However, the point seems to be getting across now. Better late than never I suppose. Memphis Takes […]

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City of Baltimore Seeking FEMA Relief After Ransomware Attack

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Government Officials Request FEMA Relief to Help Cover Costs Associated with Ransomware Attack As you may know, the City of Baltimore was hit with ransomware earlier this month. The ransom demands were approximately $100,000, and the city is refusing to pay. However, after three weeks of attempted remediation efforts, the networks are still down. City […]

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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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Dharma Creators Use ESET Antivirus Removal Tool to Spread Ransomware

Advancing the infection method, or the coding within the ransomware itself is not new news. It’s a necessity if hackers want to continue infecting victims. However, using a legitimate antivirus tool to trick users into installing the ransomware, takes it to the next level. Hackers Exploit ESET Removal Tool According to security researchers, the creators […]

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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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