Hackers

Read: Ransomware Attack Leads to Hospital Patient Death

Ransomware Attack Leads to Hospital Patient Death

A woman died after she was diverted to another facility 20 miles away when a ransomware attack shut down the university-affiliated hospital where she was being admitted.

Read: Remote Learning Makes Schools Giant Targets for Cybercriminals, Experts Warn

Remote Learning Makes Schools Giant Targets for Cybercriminals, Experts Warn

New technologies implemented by schools to support remote and hybrid learning have made them significant targets for cyber attacks.

Read: Report Finds Cybercriminals Are Targeting the Cloud

Report Finds Cybercriminals Are Targeting the Cloud

Due to COVID-19, organizations are shifting business-critical applications to hybrid-cloud environments, which is increasing the attack surface.

Read: UCSF Medical School Pays $1.14 Million to Criminal Hackers

UCSF Medical School Pays $1.14 Million to Criminal Hackers

The Netwalker ransomware gang originally demanded $3 million, but the payment was negotiated down by a UCSF official.

Read: Ransomware Gang Holds Michigan State University Files Hostage

Ransomware Gang Holds Michigan State University Files Hostage

The NetWalker ransomware gang says they will leak stolen server files if MSU officials do not pay an undisclosed ransom in seven days.

Read: Microsoft: Beware of ‘Massive’ Excel, COVID-19 Phishing Scam

Microsoft: Beware of ‘Massive’ Excel, COVID-19 Phishing Scam

Microsoft is warning users that hackers are engaging in a massive phishing campaign using malicious Excel files and fake COVID-19 news that can give them access to computers.

Read: NSA Releases Security Criteria for Meeting Platforms

NSA Releases Security Criteria for Meeting Platforms

The U.S. National Security Agency has published a security assessment of 13 popular communication and collaboration platforms.

Read: Survey: Nearly 1 in 2 Organizations Not Prepared for Increasing Coronavirus Cyber Attacks

Survey: Nearly 1 in 2 Organizations Not Prepared for Increasing Coronavirus Cyber Attacks

Only half of cybersecurity professionals say they’re prepared for the rise in hacking incidents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read: Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Research from U.S., U.K. Institutions

Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Research from U.S., U.K. Institutions

So far, none of the hacking attempts have been successful.

Read: Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result, many software and cybersecurity firms are offering free services to healthcare facilities being targeted during the coronavirus pandemic.

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