ransomware

LockerGoga ransomware victims can now recover their files for free

Victims of the LockerGoga ransomware can now recover their stolen files for free, thanks to a new decryptor released by Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and the NoMoreRansom Initiative. The Loc

Extortion group claims cyberattack on pharmaceutical giant IPCA Laboratories

IPCA Laboratories, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in India, has been hit by a cybercrime and extortion group that claims to have stolen 500 gigabytes of data from its systems. Nandakishor

Everything we know so far about the ransomware attack on Los Angeles schools

Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD — the second largest district in the U.S. with more than 1,000 schools and 6,000 students — confirmed this week that it was hit by a cyberattack over

Hotel giant IHG blames cyberattack for booking systems outage

IHG runs 6,000 hotels in over 100 countries and serves more than 150 million guests each year.

Los Angeles school district warns of disruption as it battles ongoing ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that is causing ongoing technical disruptions. LAUSD is the second largest school district in the U.S. a

US issues rare security alert as Montenegro battles ongoing ransomware attack

The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro has warned Americans that an ongoing ransomware attack in the country could cause widespread disruption to key public services and government services. The ransomware at

LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for the July cyberattack against cybersecurity giant Entrust, but with a twist — the group is also accusing its latest victim of a counterattac

What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Hackers, researchers, cybersecurity companies and government officials descended on Las Vegas last week for Black Hat and Def Con, a cybersecurity double-bill that’s collectively referred to as “h

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US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

The U.S. government said it will offer up to $10 million for information related to five people believed to be high-ranking members of the notorious Russia-backed Conti ransomware gang. The reward is

Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t

German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

Semikron, a German manufacturer that produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems, has confirmed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack that has resulted in data encr

Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

Minneapolis-based cybersecurity giant Entrust has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack last month. Entrust, which describes itself as a global leader in identities, payments and data protection, told

A ransomware attack on a debt collection firm is one of 2022’s biggest health data breaches

A ransomware attack on a little-known debt collection firm that serves hundreds of hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S. could be one of the biggest data breaches of personal and health inf

Elden Ring gaming giant Bandai Namco says hackers may have stolen customer data

Bandai Namco, the Japanese video game publisher behind titles including Pac-Man, Tekken and Elden Ring, has admitted that hackers accessed its systems and potentially made off with customer data. In a

US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The FBI, CISA and the U.S. Treasury Department are warning that North Korean state-sponsored hackers are using ransomware to target healthcare and public health sector organizations across the United

US publisher Macmillan confirms cyberattack forced systems offline

Macmillan, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., said it has been hit by a cyberattack that forced it to shut down its IT systems.  Macmillan spokesperson Erin Coffey told TechCrunch that t

RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim

AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechC

Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production plants. “It is confirmed that one of our fact

Evil Corp hackers evolve ransomware tactics to dodge US sanctions

The Russia-based cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp has shifted to a ransomware-as-a-service model in an effort to skirt U.S. sanctions, according to research from cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The
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