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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

US Hospitals Warned of Fresh Wave of Ransomware Attacks

October 29, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning hospitals about a fresh wave of Ryuk ransomware attacks that have recently targeted healthcare facilities around the country. The joint alert issued Wednesday, which includes input from the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

World’s Largest Office Furniture Maker Hit with Ryuk Ransomware

October 28, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The ransomware gang behind the recent attack on Sopra Steria is making new headlines this week, this time for an attack on the world’s top office furniture maker, Steelcase. An unnamed source in infosec reportedly told BleepingComputer last week to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

October 23, 2020

Via: Threat Post

French IT giant Sopra Steria was hit with a cyber attack this week that disrupted the business of the firm and is widely believed to be the work of the threat actors behind Ryuk ransomware. The company revealed the attack […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

US Treasury Department ban on ransomware payments puts victims in tough position

October 22, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Earlier this month, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warned organizations making ransomware payments that they risk violating economic sanctions imposed by the government against cybercriminal groups or state-sponsored hackers. The advisory has the potential to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

CISA and DoD Warn of Sophisticated Threat Actor Wielding New SlothfulMedia Malware

October 6, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) have revealed that new malware dubbed SlothfulMedia is currently used by a sophisticated threat actor. The two agencies published details on […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Facebook Details Malware Campaign Targeting Its Ad Platform

October 2, 2020

Via: Security Week

Referred to as SilentFade (Silently running Facebook ADs with Exploits), the malware was identified in late 2018 and the vulnerability it was exploiting to stay undetected was patched soon after. Facebook took legal action against the malware operators in December […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Alleged Ransomware Attack Disrupts Medical Care at UHS Hospitals Across the US

September 29, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the largest hospital chains in the US, was hit by an apparent cyberattack over the weekend that disrupted IT and phone systems at healthcare facilities in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Washington DC. According […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware 2020: Attack Trends Affecting Organizations Worldwide

September 28, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Ransomware is one of the most intractable — and common — threats facing organizations across all industries and geographies. And, incidents of ransomware attacks continue to rise. Meanwhile, ransomware threat actors are adjusting their attack model to adapt to improvements […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Want Your Coffee Machine Back? Pay a Ransom

September 28, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

An internet-connected coffee machine is the latest IoT device to show security problems. The security firm Avast infected the Smarter Coffee machine with ransomware that causes uncontrollable spinning of its grinder and dispensing of hot water. The only option to […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware attack foiled, but details of 540,000 sports referees still stolen by hackers

September 22, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The details of approximately 540,000 sports referees, league officials and game officials have been stolen by hackers after an attack on ArbiterSports, a company owned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide match scheduling and training software and […]