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As ransomware hobbled Atlanta, banks drilled for next iteration of attacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The exercise, which assembled 18 financial institutions and the industry’s threat-sharing center, simulated a “WannaCry-like” ransomware attack.

Chinese group said to use HackingTeam tools to spread ransomware, cryptominers

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A sophisticated Chinese cybercrime group is using old, leaked computer code from a notorious cyber-arms dealer, known as "HackingTeam," to breach thousands of companies, mostly based in Asia, according to new research by Israel cybersecurity firm Intezer.

A ransomware attack and no contingency plan cost a Massachusetts school district $10,000

by Mark Satter • 2 months ago

A small school district in Massachusetts was the target of a ransomware attack last month which resulted in a $10,000 Bitcoin payment to anonymous cyber extortionists.

‘Orangeworm’ hacking campaign hits X-ray and MRI machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

A newly disclosed hacking campaign has infected multinational healthcare firms through malware that has threatened X-ray and MRI machines, cybersecurity firm Symantec warned.

Cisco: Malware and encrypted traffic will challenge federal agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection, Cisco said in a new report.

Ransomware, phishing and pretexting are on the rise: Verizon

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

Ransomware is the most prevalent malware attack and the human element continues to be a weak link in cybersecurity, Verizon reports.

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