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Tag Archives: Ransomware

#comptia | #ransomware | Bill Would Make Possession Of Ransomware A Crime In Maryland – CBS Baltimore

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE — State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday on a bill that seeks to add criminal penalties for knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use it in a malicious way. Ransomware is a type of malware that can impede the use of a computer […]

#school | #ransomware | Cyberattack on Morial Convention Center has little immediate effect on events there, but problems may grow | Business News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, one of the cornerstones of New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar tourism economy, is the latest victim in a string of cyberattacks against city and state computer systems that have had serious consequences for government officials and the public. New Orleanians were left […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Clop Ransomware Not Just a CryptoMix Variant

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans When Clop was discovered by Jakub Kroustek in February 2019, all indicators showed that it was a new CryptoMix with the .CLOP, or in some circumstances .CIOP, extension tagged onto encrypted files. Since this discovery, the ransomware operators behind Clop have steadily been developing it to […]

#comptia | #ransomware | Rancocas Valley High School students blocked from social media, but can stream music video – News – Burlington County Times

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Federal law requires schools to protect students from inappropriate content. Schools have different standards on what to block, records show. MOUNT HOLLY — Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are off-limits. Apple TV, Amazon Prime and Hulu video are just fine. At Rancocas Valley Regional High School, cybersecurity […]

Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game… – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Here’s some goodish news: the Snake ransomware seems to have made the news last week on account of its name rather than its prevalence. Because, well, SNAKE! Like most ransomware, Snake doesn’t touch your operating system files and programs, so your computer will still boot up, […]

#comptia | #ransomware | High-Impact Windows 10 Security Threat Revealed As App-Killing Malware Evolves

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans New research reveals alarming Windows 10 ‘Clop’ app-killing threat Getty The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a high-impact threat warning to U.S. businesses and organizations on October 2, 2019. That threat was ransomware, and the FBI warned that cybercriminals “upgrade and change their techniques to […]

#comptia | #ransomware | Why Tier-II Cities In India Must Prepare To Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans While the issue of cyber threats is consistently on the rise, there is a general perception that only metro cities may be prone to cyber-attacks. But in fact, research has found time and again that it is the other way around. Multiple cities in India and […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Marketing Agency Temporarily Halts Operations after Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A marketing agency announced just days before Christmas that it would be temporarily suspending operations as it works to recover from a ransomware attack. Sandra Franecke, CEO of the Heritage Company, sent a letter to employees that the company would temporarily be suspending its operations. She […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Ryuk: Cult Character to Ransomware Villain

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans If a fan of anime or manga is asked their thoughts on Ryuk, a long discussion about the character popularized in Death Note will undoubtedly follow. Ask someone in the InfoSec community about Ryuk and equally long discussion will ensue—this time an equally interesting lecture about […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Pensacola Hit with Ransomware Attack | Avast

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The city of Pensacola, Fla. is recovering from a ransomware attack by the Maze group, which shut down the city the day after a shooting at its Naval Air Station. Maze, which has launched other recent U.S. ransomware attacks, told Bleeping Computer the attack was not […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Maze ransomware possibly behind Southwire attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Wire and cable manufacturer Southwire is in the recovery phase from a ransomware attack that struck on December 9 knocking a large portion of the company offline. Published reports state Maze ransomware was the weapon of choice and that the attackers demanded an 850 bitcoin, about […]

#hacking | Snatch ransomware reboots PCs in Safe Mode to skirt antivirus defenses

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Russian-speaking gang are big fans of Mockney heist caper. Blimey! Cybercriminals have developed a strain of ransomware that circumvents security protections by rebooting Windows machines in the middle of its infection routine. The Snatch ransomware forces a compromised Windows machine to reboot into Safe Mode before […]

#school | #ransomware | Town Hit by Ransomware; System Shut Down to Limit Damage – East Greenwich News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans By Elizabeth F. McNamara Town Manager Andrew Nota said Saturday the town had been hit with computer ransomware and had shut down the system townwide to evaluate the damage and rebuild. “There have been numerous system breaches in municipalities in Rhode Island, New England and nationally […]

#school | #ransomware | District Cyber Attack: Livingston Superintendent, LHS Principal Provide Updates

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks after Livingston Public Schools (LPS) announced that its system was compromised, the district is still without its servers and continues its investigation and district-wide response to the encrypting of the technology systems. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there have only been seven […]