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The downside of ‘debugging’ ransomwareNew!!

The decision to release a ransomware decryptor involves a delicate balancing act between helping victims recover their data and alerting criminals to errors in their code The post The downside of ‘debugging’ ransomware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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U.S. Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer Hit with Ransomware AttackNew!!

This week, AGCO, a U.S. agricultural machinery manufacturer, suffered a ransomware attack that affected its business operations and shut down its systems. AGCO, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, designs, produces, and sells...

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Education Sector Continues to Get Hit with Ransomware Attacks

According to Emsisoft, the education sector continues to experience ransomware attacks, with a whopping 1,043 schools affected by ransomware in 2021. This statistic breaks down to include 62 school districts and...

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Cyber-Attackers Politically Aligned

The most recent Accenture Global Incident Report (the Report) shows that cyber-attackers have political views and are divided between support for Russia or Ukraine. According to the Report, entitled “Global Incident...

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Hackers Target Russia in Support Of Ukraine

The world has rallied around Ukraine since Russian forces invaded this past week, including, it seems, hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous, which gained prominence between 2008 and 2014 with a series...

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Joint International Advisory Warns of Increased Global Threat of Ransomware

A joint Cybersecurity Advisory issued by U.S. and international partners, entitled “2021 Trends Show Increased Globalized Threat of Ransomware,” warns of “the growing international threat posed by ransomware over the past...

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Coveware 2021 Q4 Ransomware Report Issued

Coveware issued its 2021 Q4 Ransomware Report on February 1, 2022. The report stated that although average and median ransom payments increased “dramatically” in Q4, “we believe this change was driven...

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CISA Warns “Every Organization” in U.S. to Assess + Respond to Cyber Risks

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued another warning to “every organization” in the U.S. about cybersecurity risks during the ongoing escalation of tension between the U.S. and Russia...

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If Your Disclosure of a Data Breach Was  “Late,” You May Have to Litigate

A professional accounting firm in Illinois received an unwanted holiday “gift” in the form of a class action complaint stemming from its alleged failure to secure personally identifiable information (PII) and...

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Update on Apache log4j and Kronos Security Incidents

It was a crazy weekend for cyberattacks. People seem surprised, but those of us in the industry aren’t surprised one bit. It is very logical and foreseeable that hackers are leveraging...

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