12 Aug 2021

Accenture Confirms LockBit Ransomware Attack

Accenture states that it has been a victim of a LockBit ransomware attack. According to the company, LockBit offered Accenture’s purported databases and jabbed at its security efforts, which are reportedly lacking. Accenture stated that it recovered effectively from its backups. The LockBit ransomware gang recently published the name and

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12 Aug 2021

Data Breach at Georgia Health System

St. Joseph’s Candler (SJC), one of the largest health systems in Georgia, has begun notifying patients of a six-month-long data breach that was the result of a ransomware attack. The system represents one of the largest health care organizations in Savannah. SJC claimed that it became aware of suspicious network

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19 Jul 2021

Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments

Several recent major cyberattacks have led to new calls for banning ransom payments. The attacks have disrupted businesses, caused supply chain ripples in the US economy, and wreaked havoc on hundreds of companies. Most notably, oil and gas transport network Colonial Pipeline and meat producer JBS USA were attacked within

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21 May 2021

US insurance giant CNA Financial paid $40 million ransom to regain control of systems

CNA Financial, one of the largest American insurance companies, reportedly paid a $40 million ransom payment to restore access to its systems after a ransomware attack. The figure is $10 million more than the highest attempted demand of $30 million in 2020 and double the highest attempted extortion figure, and

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13 Apr 2021

Food Shortages at Dutch Supermarkets After Ransomware Outage

The Netherlands is still struggling to recover after a recent ransomware attack on a key logistics supplier, resulting in empty shelves at several branches of the country’s largest supermarket chain recently. Albert Heijn is an industry giant and provides food to a large portion of the country, with 1,000 locations.

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03 Jan 2020

Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim’s Stolen Data

The anonymous threat actors behind the Maze Ransomware attacks are being sued by a victim after an attack in early December left their information vulnerable. The victim, US company Southwire, claims that Maze accessed their network, stole and encrypted data, and later published the information after Southwire failed to pay

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03 Jan 2020

US Coast Guard Sounds Alarm After Ransomware Attack

The Coast Gaurd recently revealed details of a ransomware attack in late December that caused Coast Gaurd employees to be on high alert over the holiday season. Authorities described the attack, stating that it had identified the use of Ryuk ransomware that entered the network of the facility via phishing

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17 Dec 2019

Ransomware ‘Crisis’ in US Schools: More Than 1,000 Hit So Far in 2019

Ransomware attacks have been targeting US school systems with 226 schools hit since October, compromising 11 different school districts in major cities such as New Orleans and Pensacola hit earlier this month. Data published by security firm Armor shows that a total of 72 US school districts have suffered from

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11 Dec 2019

Snatch Team Steals Data and Hammers Orgs with Ransomware

Snatch, a ransomware variant, has been discovered in campaigns that force Windows machines to reboot into Safe Mode before beginning the encryption process. Snatch is one of multiple components of a malware constellation that is emerging in carefully orchestrated and sophisticated attacks that can feature rampant and high-risk data collection.

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05 Dec 2019

Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider

CyrusOne, one of the biggest data center providers in the US, suffered a ransomware attack yesterday. CyrusOne is currently working with law enforcement and forensic firms to investigate, as well as working with customers to restore data lost. The ransomware attack was caused by a version of the REvil ransomware,

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