City Power, the local electrical utility that powers Johannesburg in South Africa, is recovering Friday after an unknown ransomware variant that locked-up the company's applications, network and databases for most of the day on Thursday. The attack knocked out power and services for some residents for most of the day,...
Louisiana's governor issued an emergency declaration on Wednesday in response to a rash of malware infections, hitting some of the state's public schools. The move will allow the state to marshal more resources to deal with the incidents.
Dentist Carl Bilancione is a survivor in more ways than one, including surviving a recent ransomware attack on the accounting software of his small Florida practice. What should other small entities should learn from these seemingly random attacks?
The reason social media platforms are so successful is because they tap into the human sense of needing to connect with others.
Depending on your organization's policies, there is a high likelihood your employees may be tapping into several social platforms throughout the workday, which can increase attack...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes the accidental discovery of a Tesla software vulnerability. Also featured: an analysis of the latest ransomware trends and insights from former federal advisers Richard Clarke and Robert Knake on cyber resilience.
With the GandCrab ransomware-as-service gang promising to retire - and free decryptors now aiding victims - rival Sodinokibi has already stepped into the void, security experts warn. Driven also by attackers wielding Ryuk, Dharma and Phobos, ransom payments by victims have been surging.
The scary fact is that human error is a contributing factor in more than 90% of breaches. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end users, making them your last line of defense. How are they so easily manipulated into giving the bad guys what they want? Well, hackers are...
It is estimated that a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, adding up to a projected $11.5 billion in damages for this year. As ransomware attacks become more targeted and damaging, your organization faces increased risk that can have your networks down for days or even weeks.
So, how can...
A new ransomware strain called eCh0raix is targeting enterprise storage devices sold by QNAP Network by exploiting vulnerabilities in the gear and bypassing weak credentials using brute-force techniques, warns security firm Anomali.
Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.
A second small city in Florida is paying off cybercriminals to recover from a ransomware attack that crippled the municipality's local network. How much did Lake City agree to pay, and how much of that was covered by insurance?
The 2019 Internet Security Threat Report takes a deep dive into insights from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network (GIN), revealing the latest trends in cyber security attacks including ransomware, formjacking, cloud security and mobile threats.
Through GIN, Symantec has established the largest civilian threat...
The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, has agreed to pay hackers about $600,000 in bitcoin to end a ransomware attack that crippled the city's IT infrastructure for nearly a month. In another recent incident, Baltimore refused to pay a ransom after an attack and faces $18 million in recovery costs so far.