Georgia hospital system hit with ransomware attack following Biden-Putin summit | #malware | #ransomware

Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander discusses the Biden-Putin summit, says he doesn’t believe hackers are existing in Russia without government knowledge. St. Joseph’s/Candler, one of the largest hospital systems in Savannah, Georgia, confirmed it was hit with a ransomware attack on Thursday morning. RANSOMWARE PAYMENTS MAY BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE…

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Georgia fertility clinic discloses breach of patient SSNs and medical info after ransomware attack | #malware | #ransomware

A fertility clinic in Georgia has notified about 38,000 patients that their medical information and other data like social security numbers had been accessed by cybercriminals during a ransomware attack in April. Matthew Maruca, general counsel for Reproductive Biology Associates and its affiliate My Egg Bank North America, wrote in…

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The costly risks of ransomware attacks | #malware | #ransomware

Ransomware attacks can cause a business to lose revenue, lose standing, or close down completely. As ransomware attacks on businesses make headlines across the country, it is expected that the losses connected to them is expected to reach $20 billion this year. A report from Cybereason, titled Ransomware: The True…

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ADATA suffers 700 GB data leak in Ragnar Locker ransomware attack | #malware | #ransomware

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang have published download links for more than 700GB of archived data stolen from Taiwanese memory and storage chip maker ADATA. A set of 13 archives, allegedly containing sensitive ADATA files, have been publicly available at a cloud-based storage service, at least for some time. Large…

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So You’ve Been Hit By A Ransomware Attack. Now What? – Privacy | #malware | #ransomware

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. With ransomware attacks on the rise, potential targets in sectors including retail, food, healthcare and life sciences, critical infrastructure, financial services, and government must face the increasing likelihood that nefarious global actors will take their most critical systems hostage. Am I…

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NetX Recovers a Large Utility Agency from Ransomware Attack | #malware | #ransomware

NetX using Veritas technology recovers tier 1 VMware virtual machines in minutes thwarting Ransomware attack. LAMBERTVILLE, NJ, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As Ransomware attacks become more prevalent organizations need to be prepared for the “when” not “if” scenario of an attack. Recently a large utility agency suffered…

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UVM Health still calculating losses 8 months after multimillion-dollar ransomware attack | #malware | #ransomware

Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Health Network is still tallying the costs of an October 2020 ransomware attack that shut down its IT systems delayed patient care, local CBS affiliate WCAX reported.  Officials still do not know the full financial effect of the attack but estimated that it will cost upward of…

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Justice Department to prioritize ransomware attacks on same level as terrorism | #malware | #ransomware

The Department of Justice says it is so concerned about the “growing threat” that digital extortion poses nationwide that it will now handle ransomware investigations the same way it handles terrorism cases.  After a spate of attacks on the world’s largest meat processing company to a major oil pipeline, the…

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Meet the ransomware gang behind 235 attacks on US hospitals: 7 things to know  | #malware | #ransomware

Responsible for one-third of the 203 million U.S. ransomware attacks in 2020, the Ryuk ransomware gang is the most prolific in the world and has targeted at least 235 hospitals, according to a June 10 Wall Street Journal report.  Seven things to know:  1. With ties to Russian government security…

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Inside a ransomware attack – TechCentral | #malware | #ransomware

In their Carbis Bay communique, the G7 announced their intention to work together to tackle ransomware groups. Days later, US President Joe Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where an extradition process to bring Russian cybercriminals to justice in the US was discussed. Putin reportedly agreed in principle but…

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Ransomware attack leaves Judson ISD without access to phones, email | #malware | #ransomware

Jacob Beltran, Staff writer June 20, 2021Updated: June 20, 2021 3:57 p.m. A ransomware attack comprised Judson Independent School District’s information technology systems days before the start of their summer programs. The district became aware of the intrusion Thursday, school officials said, noting that they did not immediately know what information was…

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Colonial Pays Millions in Ransomware Attack on Pipeline | Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider | #malware | #ransomware

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers a ransom of $4.4 million in bitcoin soon after discovering a cybersecurity hack on its systems that began on May 6.  The company’s acknowledgement comes after days of speculation about whether a ransom was paid to the hackers.  The company’s CEO defended the “difficult” decision to pay…

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NCSC Warns of Surge in Ransomware Attacks Against Schools | #malware | #ransomware

Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service Agency Notes Attacks Have Spiked Since February Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) • June 8, 2021     Ransomware actors continue to target schools and universities across the U.K., and attacks have surged since February, a new report by the U.K’s National Cyber Security…

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Headaches continue for patients and staff three weeks into hospital ransomware attack | #malware | #ransomware

Nearly three weeks after a ransomware attack was launched against computers at UF Health-The Villages Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, there seems to be no end in sight for suffering patients and staff. The cyberattack began on Memorial Day, the same week a new COO took over at the two…

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Judson ISD Hit By Suspected Ransomware Attack | #malware | #ransomware

Judson ISD officials say a possible ransomware attack has affected communications district-wide. The school district announced Friday afternoon they experienced a “suspected but unconfirmed ransomware attack” in a release. A spokesperson said that it is unclear what information might have been accessed, but investigators, third-party experts and law enforcement are…

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CNA Financial Paid Hackers $40 Million in Ransom After Cyberattack | #malware | #ransomware

CNA Financial, one of the largest insurance companies in the US, reportedly paid hackers $40 million after a ransomware attack blocked access to the company’s network and stole its data, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Kartikay Mehrotra and William Turton.  CNA first announced the hack in late March, stating…

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