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Ransomware attacks are still happening, and more employees need to be trained on how to prevent them. Ransomware: A security expert explains what makes us vulnerable and how to prevent it Ransomware attacks are still happening, and more employees need to be trained on how to prevent them. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Rahul Kashyap,...
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Looking back at 2019, businesses and organisations experienced a record-breaking year of cyberattacks as they increased in frequency, intensity and severity.  One study recorded a 195 per cent jump in ransomware attacks in the UK in the first six months alone. Small businesses, city governments, schools and healthcare organisations were especially hit hard as cybercriminals...
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Small businesses face a heavy risk when it comes to cyber security. The best defense relies on an active, educated employer. On March 9, 2018, the Oregon Clinic discovered an unidentified party had accessed an email account. The data breach gave attackers access to names, birth dates, medical information, and in some cases, the social...
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Hacking groups are targeting hospitals and medical service providers with ransomware attacks as many struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. In the last week, a health service district in Illinois and a hospital in the Czech Republic were targeted with ransomware disrupting services including coronavirus testing. The Champaign Urbana Public Health District, which services 210,000 people...
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Hackers are zeroing in on government health agencies and hospitals, who are already struggling to keep pace with the coronavirus pandemic, as a way to make money and cause disruptions in the midst of a global crisis. These concerns were highlighted Monday when Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),...
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By: Special to The Daily Record Christine Hansen March 16, 2020 Baltimore’s real estate market has fully recovered from the ransomware attack that last year crippled the city’s digital infrastructure, real estate officials said. But officials are still working to improve the city’s aged information technology system....
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events involving more than 500 people – indoor and outdoors – should not go ahead according to Scottish government guidance Official advice to cancel all large gatherings of people has come into force in Scotland. As part of the coronavirus response, events involving more than 500 people should not...
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This has been a slow week in terms of new variants, but we continue to see enterprise-targeting ransomware operators threatening to release data for non-paying victims. With Coronavirus on everyone’s minds, malware developers have turned to campaigns utilizing COVID-19 themed phishing scams or malware to take advantage of the panic and anxiety induced by the...
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As the world tackles the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, ransomware creeps have knocked offline a public health agency’s website that served nearly a quarter of a million people in the US. The Champaign Urbana Public Health District (CHUPD) in Illinois, covering 210,000 folks, including the state’s biggest university, said today it has had to set up...
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For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for the National Cyber League (NCL) virtual competition before registration closes on March 20. CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for...
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Updated: May 25, 2018: JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC (“JD Supra” or “we,”https://www.jdsupra.com/”us,” or “our“) collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com)...
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Law-abiding folks like us applauded Texas for its bravery – but would we have the steel will to stand on the side of justice if it happened to us? Probably not. There’s no justice in the world — at least that’s how it must feel for security admins in small towns, school districts, and other...
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City officials discuss the budgeting process at last week’s strategic planning meeting. Photo by Jeannette Andruss The City of Seal Beach has prioritized 10 objectives for city leaders to tackle over the coming months. The goals include developing a financial forecast, addressing pension liability, getting feedback for what to do with the space at the...
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With more countries taking measures to contain thecoronavirus and more organizations asking employees to work remotely from homewhenever possible, the digitalization of the workplace is acceleratingprematurely. Organizations, depending on size and use case, leverageproven technologies such as enterprise VPN and Remote DeskProtocol (RDP) to provide secure remote access to sensitive resources andinternal applications. Less than...
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To get back up and running quickly, and because it’s cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware. Small and local government have not only continued to pay ransoms to the criminals behind ransomware, but they have been doing so at an...
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Written by Benjamin Freed Mar 11, 2020 | STATESCOOP The ransomware attacks that have plagued state and local governments for the past several years continue to grow more frequent and sophisticated, while government organizations struggle to be prepared for these incidents, a new study by the consulting firm Deloitte argues. The study comes after the...
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Five days into an outage, the maker of PayMyPark – a parking payment app used by Wellington, Hutt, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin and other city councils – has admitted it was the victim of a ransomware attack. READ MORE:• Toll admits some customers still suffering delays on day 18 of ransomware attack• Air NZ service provider...
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Debate Over Whether to Pay After Ransomware Attacks The two bills come after some high-profile ransomware attacks in the state over the past two years, including against the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District and libraries across Onondaga County. On Christmas Day 2019, the Albany International Airport was targeted by a cyberattack, rendering the airport inoperable, Carlucci...
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In the absence of a city administrator, Cripple Creek City Council voted on March 4 to tap Finance Director Paul Harris to once again step in and take on administrative duties while the city seeks a candidate to replace former administrator Mark Campbell. Campbell’s 14-month tenure ended with a request for his resignation and without...
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