Ransomware dominated the cybercrime landscape in 2020 and looks set to do so again this year, as criminals seek fresh new ways to make victims pay. Experts predict gangs will double down on whatever works, which lately includes data exfiltration.
An apparent ransomware attack that targeted an operator of occupational clinics used by employees of transportation companies and government agencies has reportedly resulted in the leak of some workers' health data.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says a ransomware attack last month continues to cause serious outages and warns that ransom-demanding attackers also stole some data. The Conti ransomware-as-a-service operation has claimed credit for the attack and begun to leak the stolen data.
The FBI has issued a warning about the growing threat from the operators behind the Egregor ransomware variant and other cybercriminal gangs affiliated with the group. Since September, the crypto-locking malware has been associated with nearly 100 attacks worldwide.
A Baltimore medical center that suffered a ransomware attack a month ago and pulled its electronic health record system offline as a precaution is finally beginning to restore access to the system, the organization's CEO says. It's the latest example of how cyberattacks can derail EHRs.
You’ve seen the destructive ransomware attacks of 2020, and there is no reason to expect a letup in 2021. Joe Levy, CTO of Sophos, discusses adding automation to human-led threat-hunting to create a more rapid response to ransomware strikes.
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The lingering aftershocks of an October ransomware attack and ongoing COVID-19 response challenges are forcing the University of Vermont Health Network to delay the next phases of an enterprisewide electronic health record rollout.
Apex Laboratory a Farmingdale, New York-based blood testing facility, is notifying patients about the leak of their information, including test results. The security incident - which appears to involve ransomware - happened in July.
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The major appliances giant Whirlpool acknowledges it was hit with a ransomware attack in November, with the cyber gang Nefilim taking responsibility for the cyber incident and claiming to have stolen company data.