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Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware

Who doesn’t love the idea of receiving an email with a subject line like “I love you”?

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Travelex hobbles back online, one month after ransomware hit it hard

The beleaguered company, hit by the REvil ransomware on New Year’s Eve, has not yet been able to restore all of its online services.

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The NHS has only suffered six ransomware attacks since the WannaCry worm, investigation reveals

An investigation claims that the UK’s National Health Service, which was hit hard by the notorious WannaCry worm in 2017, has seen a marked fall in ransomware attacks since.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

We’re dung for! Hackers hit firms with ransomware by exploiting Shitrix flaw

The REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) ransomware is being planted on corporate networks by hackers exploiting the Shitrix flaw in Citrix servers.

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Ransomware: The average ransom payment has doubled in just three months

A new report into the state of ransomware at the tail end of 2019 has revealed that things aren’t getting any better.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Plastic surgery patients at risk after ransomware attack

Past and current customers of a cosmetic surgery clinic are contacted by hackers making ransom demands, after they broke into its network and stole personal information.

Travelex warns customers of phone scam threat in wake of ransomware attack

Members of the public who have found themselves out-of-pocket or inconvenienced by the ongoing problems at Travelex after it suffered a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve, are being warned to watch out for email and phone scammers taking advantage of the situation.

Company held hostage by ransomware shuts down, tells 300 employees to find new jobs

It wasn’t a case of “Happy Holidays” for the employees of an Arkansas-based telemarketing firm after they were told to find new jobs just before Christmas, after failing to recover from a ransomware attack.

Snatch ransomware reboots Windows in Safe Mode to bypass anti-virus protection

Never let it be said that malware authors don’t continue to find innovative ways to prevent their creations from being detected.

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Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Customers complain after alarms go offline, as security firm hit by ransomware attack

Earlier this week Spanish security firm Prosegur shut down its network after its systems were hit by a ransomware infection.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Ransomware strikes again in the state of Louisiana

Ransomware hit Louisiana’s state government hard yesterday, shutting down multiple websites and email systems after it fell victim for the second time in just a few months to a ransomware attack.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Ransomware attack hits Pitney Bowes, impacting company mail rooms around the world

Global shipping and mailing service Pitney Bowes has fallen foul of a ransomware attack that has encrypted data on its computer systems and disrupted customer access to its online services.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Ransomware victim hacks attacker, turning the tables by stealing decryption keys

A victim of the Muhstik ransomware paid his attackers money to recover his files, but then wrought his revenge by hacking them right back.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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FBI: Don’t pay ransomware demands, stop encouraging cybercriminals to target others

The FBI has some unambiguous advice for organisations on how they should handle ransomware demands:

Don’t pay.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Hackers who hit Texas with ransomware attack demanded $2.5 million, got nothing

Although it may have cost Texas more to recover from the ransomware attack than paying the ransom, in the long term a refusal to pay extortionists will help to discourage future attacks.