Kia Motors America suffered a suspected DoppelPaymer ransomware attack that shut down internal and customer-facing systems. Hackers demanded 404 Bitcoins worth about $20 million.
UK's NCSC issued an alert over the growing risk of ransomware attacks as threat actors diversified attack vectors and monetization methods, with some victims hit by repeat attacks shortly after paying a ransom.
DoppelPaymer ransomware gang demanded Bitcoins worth about $34 million to unlock Foxconn's data encrypted in a ransomware attack that stole 100 GB of data and encrypted 1,200 servers.
Hackers demanded $17 million in Compal's security breach despite its denial of the ransomware attack. Compal also claimed that its production lines were not affected.
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.
Hackers published over 38,000 sensitive documents including security blueprints of heavily guarded companies after ransomware attack on a Swedish physical security firm, Gunnebo.
A ransomware attack on eResearch Technology, the firm behind three-quarters of FDA drug approvals, slowed down clinical trials for several research facilities.
Preparing for a ransomware attack is by far the most effective way of minimizing the risk of becoming a victim. Herer are steps that can help tip the balance of power against potential attackers:
The death of a woman who needed urgent care at a German hospital is being blamed on equipment being unavailable due to a ransomware attack.
FBI arrested a Russian hacker who offered a $1 million bribe to a Russian speaking Tesla employee to install malware for a ransomware attack.