Ransomware

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: 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: Illinois Valley CC Servers Shut Down by Ransomware Attack

Illinois Valley CC Servers Shut Down by Ransomware Attack

IVCC president said the servers professors are using for distance learning during the coronavirus crisis were not affected.

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.

Read: How to Protect Your Home Network from Cyberattacks

How to Protect Your Home Network from Cyberattacks

With so many campus employees and students working and studying from home during the COVID-19 crisis, home network protection is critical. Here’s how you can stay safe while working and studying online while social distancing.

Read: Microsoft Warns Hospitals They Are Vulnerable to Ransomware, Must Fix VPNs

Microsoft Warns Hospitals They Are Vulnerable to Ransomware, Must Fix VPNs

A warning was sent to the hospitals that Microsoft believes are particularly high-risk.

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.

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