Agencies of nearly two dozen small cities and towns in Texas were hit with a ransomware attack that crippled key city services like payment processing operations and printing of identity documents.
Cyber insurance companies are choosing to settle things quickly with a ransom payment during ransomware attacks for fear of covering all the business interruption costs and delays of re-booting a company from scratch.
The biennial cyber exercise for the first time brings the U.S., Asia and Europe financial industry together for a sort of "war game" that simulates a major financial institution being taken out by a ransomware attack.
Ransomware attack was part of an ongoing campaign against targets in the France's medical sector and France indicated that an active response is something under consideration.
DHS has published a security advisory that confirms a ransomware attack on critical infrastructure and provides recommendations for other operators to take precautions.
Portuguese energy company EDP suffered a ransomware attack by hacking group Ragnarok who threatened to dump 10TB of stolen data if the company does not pay a ransom of $10.9 million.
Second ransomware attack on Toll Group in three months shows lightning can strike twice, and there's no grace period that's honored before the next attack.
U.S. entertainment and media law firm with A-list celebrity clients such as Lady Gaga was hit by a ransomware attack with more than 750 gigabytes of personal information stolen.