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#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces, N.M., School District to Scrub 30,000 Computers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (TNS) — Las Cruces, N.M., Public Schools Interim Superintendent Karen Trujillo presented some updates Thursday on the recent cyber attack that targeted the school district, prompting a shutdown of Internet servers and devices across the district. At a Thursday afternoon news conference in the district’s administration […]

#city | #ransomware | 90pc of UK’s biggest law firms at risk of having confidential client data stolen

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Around nine in 10 of the UK’s biggest law firms are at risk of being scammed or having their clients’ confidential data stolen or compromised due to sub-standard IT security. A new study of 200 of the country’s biggest law firms found more than 90pc are […]

#school | #ransomware | U.S. National Guard ready for potentially devastating domestic cyberattack – Defence Blog

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.S. National Guard has confirmed that it is ready to mobilize its cyberdefenses in case of a potentially devastating domestic attack. Everyday the National Guard and other state agencies are preparing and battle to protect and deter malicious cyberattacks to U.S. cyberinfrastructure, according to a […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Maze Ransomware Exploiting Exploit Kits

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybercrime has never been one to hem in tactics with ideology or rules. Rather, malware operators are known to use what works and then modify code to continue to work. By “work,” we mean that the code does what it is supposed to; for information stealers, […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

#hacking | Nemty Ransomware Expands Its Reach, Also Delivered by Trik Botnet

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans From analysing the malware’s code, we can see that it skips the routine if the created IP address is a local one (Figure 4). The malware can infect public IP addresses with port 139 open that are using any of the common administrator usernames and passwords […]

20 Million Confirmed #Attacks in 24 Hours: #Locky and Other #Ransomware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new variant of the aggressive “Locky” ransomware hits 20 million confirmed attacks in a single day, warns a cybersecurity firm. Ransomware actors are sometimes incredibly sophisticated, demonstrating careful planning and methodical execution. Some hacker individuals or groups can launch large-scale attacks, casting the widest net […]

WannaCry ransomware was the biggest challenge of the year, says cybersecurity centre

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The WannaCry ransomware attack was the biggest test of the year for the UK’s new cybersecurity body. The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) annual review marks a year since it started work, although it was officially opened in February. In those 12 months, the NCSC says […]

10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The WannaCry attack earlier this year is one of the more notable ransomware attacks in recent memory. The attack, which hit everything from home users to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, locked key data inside an encryption and then demanded bitcoins in exchange for the […]

Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Grim reading…Malware is growing, adware mutating, and sophisticated ‘nation state’ tools are being used by low-level hackers Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have […]

Hackers Connected to NotPetya Ransomware Surface Online, Empty Bitcoin Wallet

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Whoever is in control of the NotPetya bitcoin wallet has moved around $10,000 of funds, and a mysterious group has offered to unlock all of the ransomed files. Hackers connected to the disruptive world-wide ransomware attack that crippled Ukraine and hit computers all over the world […]

NotPetya Ransomware Hackers ‘Took Down Ukraine Power Grid’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Ukraine has placed the blame for last week’s ransomware outbreak on Russia. The allegations came as multiple cybersecurity companies claimed there were links between the so-called NotPetya ransomware and hackers who previously targeted power providers and shut down electricity across the country, most infamously in December […]

Steps to protect home computer, laptop from new ransomware threat

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new, inconvenient and potentially costly ransomware threat is a good reminder of the security steps consumers can take to protect home computers and laptops. The Petya ransomware is affecting companies and government systems worldwide. As computer security experts work to ascertain the particulars of Petya, […]