Ransomware

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: 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: 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: 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: College in Kansas City Victim of Ransomware Attack

College in Kansas City Victim of Ransomware Attack

The students and staff members who were possibly impacted by the ransomware attack were notified back in June.

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.

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