Malware

Read: Study: On Average, Data Breaches Cost $3.86M Each

Study: On Average, Data Breaches Cost $3.86M Each

One out of five data breaches was due to an attacker using previously exposed employee credentials, and misconfigured cloud networks were used by attackers nearly 20% of the time.

Read: Ransomware Forces Hartford, Conn. to Delay First Day of School

Ransomware Forces Hartford, Conn. to Delay First Day of School

A ransomware attack is affecting several critical systems in Hartford, Connecticut and has forced the city to delay the first day of school.

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: 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: Protecting University Students and Faculty from Phishing Scams

Protecting University Students and Faculty from Phishing Scams

Phishing attacks are causing significant financial losses. Here are some prevention tips for institutions of higher education

Read: Report: Cybersecurity Incidents at K-12 Schools Nearly Tripled in 2019

Report: Cybersecurity Incidents at K-12 Schools Nearly Tripled in 2019

For the first time since the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center began collecting data, schools have canceled classes or closed due to cybersecurity attacks.

Read: Ransomware Attackers Vow to Not Strike Healthcare During Pandemic

Ransomware Attackers Vow to Not Strike Healthcare During Pandemic

Two ransomware gangs have agreed to forego attacking healthcare organizations during the outbreak, but several others have not agreed to stop.

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