#infosec | US County’s Computers Still Down Nine Days After Ransomware Attack

A county in the Pacific Northwestern state of Oregon is yet to fully recover from a ransomware attack that happened over a week ago. Cyber-criminals hit Tillamook County in a […]

#infosec | US Defense Contractor Hit by Ryuk Ransomware

A US government technology contractor has become the latest major target taken down by a ransomware attack. Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) counts the Department of Defense, Department of Justice and […]

#infosec | Major Canadian Military Contractor Compromised in Ransomware Attack

A Canadian construction company that won military and government contracts worth millions of dollars has suffered a ransomware attack.  General contractor Bird Construction, which is based in Toronto, was allegedly targeted […]

#infosec | Citrix Flaw Exploited by Ransomware Attackers

Reports have emerged of multiple attempts to exploit a Citrix vulnerability, delivering ransomware to enterprise victims including a German car manufacturer. Citrix began patching the CVE-2019-19781 bug in its Application […]

#infosec | Ransomware Payments Doubled While Downtime Grew in Q4

The average ransomware payment more than doubled quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of 2019, while average downtime grew by several days, according to the latest figures from Coveware. The […]

#infosec | Possessing Ransomware Could Become Illegal in Maryland

Lawmakers in the state of Maryland are considering making it a criminal offense to be in possession of ransomware.  A bill was introduced on Tuesday, January 14, that seeks to […]

#infosec | UK Banks Foiled by Travelex Ransomware Attack

The New Year’s Eve cyber-attack on currency exchange bureau Travelex is disrupting services for UK bank customers.  Travelex took all its systems offline as a precautionary measure after being hit […]

#infosec | US Biz Closes Doors After Ransomware Attack

A US fundraising firm has been forced to close its doors after more than 60 years in business following a crippling ransomware attack in October. The Heritage Company, based in Sherwood, […]

#infosec | US Biz Wins Court Case Against Ransomware Data Thieves

A US company targeted by ransomware has taken its fight to the Irish courts to have confidential data stolen by the same attackers removed from the web. Southwire was struck […]

#infosec | US Coast Guard Sounds Alarm After Ransomware Attack

US maritime facilities have been on high alert over the Christmas break after the Coast Guard revealed details of a ransomware-related outage in late December. The bulletin described a recent […]

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