ransomware

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 won’t say if it has paid a ransom to its attackers

Travelex, the foreign currency exchange service whose services have been knocked offline since New Year’s eve by a cyber attack, is declining to say if it has paid a ransom to the criminals responsible.

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.

Travelex wants you to know that everything’s going really really well

Apparently the world’s largest foreign exchance service is making “good progress” following the attack which knocked out its systems two weeks ago.

Move along, nothing to see here.

City of Las Vegas wakes up to a cyber attack

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, city officials in Las Vegas were alerted that their computer network had suffered a security breach.

If it’s a ransomware attack, it sounds unlikely that they’ll be willing to give in to the extortionists’ demands.

“Planned maintenance”? Travelex’s masterclass in how not to respond to a cyberattack

For days Travelex’s website has said it was down for “planned maintenance”.

Now it finally admits that the company is struggling with a ransomware outbreak that has disrupted its online services.

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.

Travelex still offline after discovering malware on New Year’s Eve, and other banks’ currency services are also affected

The world’s largest foreign exchange bureau is still offline today, and the online currency services of other high street banks are disrupted.

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.

Smashing Security #153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC’s CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lisa Forte.

Smashing Security #151: Frankly, sometimes paying the ransom is a good idea

Remember how the City of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn’t the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report.

All this, and much much more, in the latest “Smashing Security” podcast.

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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.