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.
Infosec firm Qualys admitted it was an Accellion FTA data breach victim but denied experiencing a ransomware attack after the Clop ransomware gang published customer order documents.
Telecom Argentina, the largest telecommunications company in the country, was hit by ransomware attack involving the REvil ransomware group who is demanding $7.5 million.
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.
To stop a ransomware attack, you need the capability to detect threats and take action against them before they ever impact your business. Utilizing services such as extended detection and response (XDR) can provide round-the-clock monitoring from a team of cybersecurity experts.
Holding companies legally accountable, sharing information, and creating shared security standards won’t completely eradicate ransomware attacks. But they will make it considerably harder to carry out those attacks successfully.
Computer security researchers uncovered a macOS ransomware that exclusively targets computers running the operating system, exploiting macOS users’ false sense of security.
DHS has published a security advisory that confirms a ransomware attack on critical infrastructure and provides recommendations for other operators to take precautions.
Japanese tech giant Olympus suffered a suspected BlackMatter ransomware attack in early August that disrupted operations in its European, Middle East, and African operations.
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.