Hackers exploiting two-year-old VMware flaw to launch large-scale ransomware campaign

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting a two-year-old VMware vulnerability as part of a ransomware campaign targeting thousands of organizations worldwide. Reports emerged over the weekend that VMware

Financial software firm Ion Group battles LockBit ransomware attack

Ion Group, a Dublin-based software company that helps financial institutions automate their critical business processes, has been hit by a ransomware attack that forced several European and U.S. banks

US announces it seized Hive ransomware gang’s leak sites and decryption keys

The infrastructure behind Hive, one of the most prolific ransomware operations, has been seized by law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe. Hive saw its dark web portal seized as part

Taco Bell, KFC owner says data stolen during ransomware attack

Yum Brands, the parent company of fast-food chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has confirmed that company data was stolen in a ransomware attack. TechCrunch first learned of an apparent incident aff

Maritime giant DNV says 1,000 ships affected by ransomware attack

DNV, a Norwegian shipping classification society, has confirmed its systems were hit by a ransomware attack, affecting around 1,000 ships that rely on its technology. The Oslo-based DNV said in a stat

Royal Mail CEO confirms cyberattack downed UK postal service

Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson has confirmed that a cyberattack is to blame for the ongoing disruption at the U.K. postal giant. The admission comes almost a week after Royal Mail first said it was hi

The Guardian confirms ransomware attack stole employee data

British newspaper The Guardian has confirmed that cybercriminals accessed the personal details of U.K. staff members during a ransomware attack last month. The Guardian confirmed the data breach in a

Hackers stole data of 460,000 individuals in MFHS ransomware attack

Pennsylvania-based nonprofit health provider Maternal & Family Health Services has confirmed cybercriminals accessed the sensitive data of close to half a million people. MFHS revealed last week t

Rackspace says hackers accessed customer data during ransomware attack

Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed hackers accessed customer data during last month’s ransomware attack. The attack, which Rackspace first confirmed on December 6, impacted the compan

MegaCortex ransomware victims can now recover stolen files for free

Victims of the MegaCortex ransomware can now recover their encrypted files for free, thanks to the release of a new file decryptor. The free decryptor was built by cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and t

US family planning nonprofit MFHS says patient medical data stolen in ransomware attack

U.S. nonprofit healthcare giant Maternal & Family Health Services has confirmed hackers accessed sensitive patient, financial and medical information months earlier. In an advisory published on it

Hackers claim ransomware attack on Los Angeles housing authority

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, or HACLA, has confirmed it is investigating a cybersecurity incident shortly after the LockBit ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a cyberatta

British newspaper The Guardian says it’s been hit by ransomware

British newspaper The Guardian has confirmed its systems have been hit by a “serious IT incident,” which it believes is likely a ransomware attack. The Guardian, whose media editor was first to re

Ransomware gang caught using Microsoft-approved drivers to hack targets

Security researchers say they have evidence that threat actors affiliated with the Cuba ransomware gang used malicious hardware drivers certified by Microsoft during a recent attempted ransomware atta

California’s finance department confirms breach as LockBit claims data theft

California’s Department of Finance has confirmed it’s investigating a “cybersecurity incident” after the prolific LockBit ransomware group claims to have stolen confidential data from the

CommonSpirit Health says patient data was stolen during ransomware attack

Chicago-based medical giant CommonSpirit Health has confirmed that an October ransomware attack exposed the personal data of more than 620,000 patients. CommonSpirit Health, which operates more than 7

Rackspace blames ransomware attack for ongoing Exchange outage

Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed that it has been hit by a ransomware attack that has left a number of its customers without access to email. Rackspace’s hosted Microsoft Exchange servi

FBI, CISA say Cuba ransomware gang extorted $60M from victims this year

The Cuba ransomware gang extorted more than $60 million in ransom payments from victims between December 2021 and August 2022, a joint advisory from CISA and the FBI has warned. The latest advisory is

Medibank hackers declare ‘case closed’ as trove of stolen data is released

The cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack have published what appears to be the rest of the data stolen from the Australian health insurance giant. The attackers, believed to be linked

Ransomware is a global problem that needs a global solution

This time last year, we were optimistic. It seemed like the tide was turning on ransomware after the U.S. government scored a handful of wins against the cybercriminals carrying out these increasingly
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