Month: April 2019

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Daviess County Library Paralyzed Post-Ransomware Infection

Daviess County Library of Kentucky Reports Cyber Attack Kentucky’s Daviess County Library, located in Owensboro, was recently hit with a cyber attack. Hackers were able to infiltrate the library’s network and spread an unknown ransomware variant. Upon the encryption of the library’s files, hackers made a ransom demanded of $40,000. According to 14 News, library …

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Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Price Tag Reaches $52M for Norwegian Aluminum Maker

Downtime, Lost Profits and Remediation Costs Reach $52 Million for Norsk Hydro The Norwegian aluminum maker, Norsk Hydro, is still suffering the aftermath of a ransomware attack that riddled its networks early last month.  The ransomware variant, LockerGoga, initially infiltrated the company’s networks through their Active Directory.  This allowed for the malicious software to quickly …

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The Hamburglar Strikes Canadian My McD’s App Users

Canadian Users of the My McD’s App Suffer Security Breach Canadians are losing hundreds of dollars to a shifty burger thief who is breaching their My McD’s apps and ordering a plethora of greasy goodness, all while charging it to their payment source on file. Most recently, Canadian journalist Patrick O’Rourke fell victim, with someone …

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Survey Reveals IT Pros Lack Basic Knowledge and Best Practices

1 out of 10 surveyed, don’t know what phishing is… Granted, not everyone reading this will likely know what phishing is. However, not everyone reading this is likely making a living in the information technology industry. PC Matic recently conducted a password management and security best practices survey which included over 1,000 IT professionals. The …

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New York Newspaper Can’t Print Sunday’s Paper Due to Ransomware

Watertown Daily Times of New York Unable to Print Sunday’s Paper After Ransomware Infection The Watertown Daily Times, a daily newspaper published in Watertown, New York was targeted by cybercriminals over the weekend. Hackers were able to access the newspaper’s networks and infect their systems with the ransomware variant, Ryuk. The cyber attack, which officials …

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Over Half of SMBs Confirm – They’d Pay Ransom Demands

55% of SMBs Will Meet Hacker’s Demands According to a recent study, 55% of SMBs confirmed they would pay any ransom demands the hackers set forth, if they were to become a victim of ransomware. The exact reasoning behind their willingness to pay is unclear. However, there are several factors to consider including, the hope …

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Malware

Manufacturing Giant Suffers Ransomware Attack

Switzerland’s Major Manufacturer, Aebi Schmidt, Suffers Ransomware Attack Aebi Schmidt, the maker of airport maintenance and road cleaning vehicles, had operations disrupted Tuesday after suffering a cyber attack. The manufacturing giant reported being infected with an unknown ransomware variant that paralyzed its international systems. Although most of the damage was in the European base, U.S. …

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Cybercrime Caused $2.7 in Total Losses in 2018

FBI Report Confirms Cybercrime Losses Reach $2.7 Billion The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2018 Internet Crime Report showing cybercrime was behind $2.7 billion in total losses during 2018. Of that, $1.2 billion were a result of wire transfers resulting from compromised email accounts, both at a business and individual basis. According …

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