Ransomware attackers have ambitiously expanded their operations in the past year. Innovation continues as the Ragnar Locker Team is using Facebook Ads to pressure victims into paying up.
Several New Zealand government agencies were impacted by a ransomware attack on Mercury IT, a 25-employee firm that serves dozens of public and private organizations in the country. New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice and Health New Zealand (Te Whatu Ora) have confirmed being impacted by the cyber incident.
Accenture Downplays the LockBit Ransomware Attack That Reportedly Encrypted 2,500 Computers, Leaking 6 Terabytes of Data
Accenture said the LockBit ransomware attack that reportedly encrypted at least 2,500 computers and leaked 6 terabytes of data had no impact on its operations.
Acer Reportedly Suffered a REvil Ransomware Attack Attracting the Highest Ransom Demand in History of $50 Million
Acer reportedly suffered a REvil ransomware attack. The threat actors posted some files as proof and demanded the highest recorded ransom payment of $50 million in Monero.
Are Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Becoming a Cybercrime Trend? Meat Processing Giant JBS, Colonial Pipeline May Only Be the Beginning
A ransomware attack once again caused a serious blow to a critical segment of the US economy last week. This time it was the food supply … these attacks demonstrate that critical infrastructure is not only a vulnerable but also viable target.
BlackByte Ransomware Group Attacked at Least Three Critical Infrastructure Companies and the San Francisco 49ers
BlackByte ransomware group attacked organizations in at least three critical infrastructure sectors and multiple foreign and U.S. Businesses, according to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service. San Francisco 49ers also suffered ransomware attack.
Since ransomware attacks have evolved from a ‘spray and pray’ tactic to a meticulously planned event, businesses need to be better prepared. What is the missing link that can nudge a novice business towards becoming a cybersecurity grandmaster with foresight and adequate visibility across security vulnerabilities?
Colonial Fuel Pipeline Ransomware Attack That Caused Gas Shortages in Eastern U.S. May Be the Work of Amateurs
When the first reports of the Colonial fuel pipeline attack appeared, it was natural to assume the worst but an investigation by the FBI has fingered a ransomware-as-a-service operator rather than a known state-backed group.
After losing millions to the 2021 ransomware attack that cut off fuel to parts of the United States, Colonial Pipeline may be facing more financial damage if a fine proposed by the DOT holds up.
KP Snacks notified its partners to expect supply chain problems after a ransomware attack encrypted its IT systems, preventing order placement and shipment of deliveries.