Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Patient Records of Fetal Diagnostic Institute Breached By Ransomware Attack

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Hawaii’s Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific (FDIP) recently announced a data breach of patient records. It was reported that around 40,800 patients were impacted, as sensitive information such as name, date of birth, and medical history were compromised.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/patient-records-of-fetal-diagnostic-institute-breached-by-ransomware-attack

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

KeyPass Ransomware Has Arrived and Can Lead to More Sophisticated Attacks

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There’s a new strain of ransomware spreading to users globally, and its built-in features hint at the possibility of more sophisticated attacks to come.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/keypass-ransomware-has-arrived-and-can-lead-to-more-sophisticated-attacks

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Medical Testing Company LabCorp Becomes Victim of Ransomware Cyberattack

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Laboratory Corp. of America is now in recovery mode as the large medical-testing company fell victim to a ransomware attack around midnight on July 13th.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/medical-testing-company-labcorp-becomes-victim-of-ransomware-cyberattack

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

GandCrab Ransomware Infects Windows Computers at Lightning Pace

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GandCrab ransomware is back and stronger than its preceding versions, with upgrades meant to cause further damage as it encrypts users’ data.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/gandcrab-ransomware-infects-windows-computers-at-lightning-pace

GandCrab Ransomware Spreading Faster and Infecting Windows XP PCs

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GandCrab ransomware is back and stronger than its preceding versions, with upgrades meant to cause further damage as it encrypts users’ data.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/gandcrab-ransomware-spreading-faster-and-infecting-windows-xp-pcs

Friday, July 6, 2018

WannaCry Ransomware Wannabes Send Out Phishing Scam Emails Demanding Payment

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A new wave of ransomware attacks had landed upon businesses, but there was something strange about these specific cases--the fact that no actual ransomware was involved.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/wannacry-ransomware-wannabes-send-out-phishing-scam-emails-demanding-payment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

UPDATE: City of Atlanta Spends Another $9.5 Million to Repair Damage Caused by Ransomware Attack in March

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As the city of Atlanta took on a massive ransomware strike back in March 22, the repercussions have continued to grow exponentially, with the city’s municipal government chief information officer (CIO) revealing how the cyberattack was more far-reaching and costly than predicted.   During a recent budget meeting, Atlanta’s CIO, Daphne Rackely, explained how another $9.5 million is necessary to recover from the damages caused, as it has been discovered that the cyberattack targeted more city systems than what was previously reported.   As it turns out, “SamSam”--the ransomware attack bug--critically impacted 30 percent of the more than 400 programs used by Atlanta, in which at least one-third (of such programs) were greatly affected. From online payment systems for water and sewer bills to court scheduling and applications for business licenses, the cyberattack left many critical operations at a standstill.   “SamSam” has also had its impact on Atlanta’s public safety sector, as Police Chief Erika Shields revealed how the attack instigated the loss of accumulated dashboard camera footage necessary for cases relying on officer testimonies.   Nina Hickson, the Interim City Attorney, sadly explained how approximately a decade’s worth of legal documents had also been impacted, the files now destroyed and unable to be recovered.   As the problem continues to grow, Rackely further revealed how the ransomware attack resumes in fiscally straining the city, the Information Management’s budget taking a major hit. While $35 million has already been allocated for the 2019 IT budget, the proposed $9.5 million will further be added for necessitated funds in ransomware recovery efforts. More than $5 million has already been used as an emergency when the cyberattack was first initiated.   Though the hackers behind Atlanta’s ransomware attack only demanded a bitcoin sum equivalent to approximately $51,000, the effects of the cyberattack were demonstratively far more costly to the city, as multiple sectors and departments are still in recovery mode. City officials learned a great lesson on making certain financial capital and political attention is given to such cybersecurity vulnerabilities. For more information and to view the original article, please click here.

from reevert Blog https://www.reevert.com/blog/update-city-of-atlanta-spends-another-95-million-to-repair-damage-caused-by-ransomware-attack-in-march