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New Russian Based Ransomware Group Targeting Large Companies and Hospitals

Threat intelligence firm Mandiant released findings about a new Russian based hacking group dubbed FIN12, which is targeting the health care industry and companies with revenue over $300 million. Mandiant said...

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Coveware Q1 2021 Report Shows Increase in Ransomware Payments Over Q4 2020

Coveware issued its Q1 2021 Ransomware Report on April 26, 2021, which concludes that “[D]ata exfiltration extortion continues to be prevalent and we have reached an inflection point where the vast...

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Big Win for Law Enforcement: Emotet Infrastructure Taken Down

Today (January 27, 2021) was a BIG win for law enforcement in their efforts to combat cyber crime. U.S. and European law enforcement agencies announced today that through join efforts and...

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Baltimore County School District Hit with Ransomware Attack Right Before Thanksgiving

Baltimore County Public Schools shut down Monday and Tuesday following a ransomware attack that paralyzed the school system’s network last week right before Thanksgiving. According to the Baltimore Sun, officials described...

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Urgent Warning of Imminent Threat to Hospitals Issued by U.S. Government

On October 27, 2020, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned the health care industry about “an imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” According to...

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Health Care Entities Continue to Get Hit by Ransomware: Universal Health Services Estimated to be Largest One in 2020

Health care entities continue to face a barrage of attacks from cyber criminals, and it is widely reported that the health care industry is getting hit more frequently than any other industry. Ransomware is the name of the game for these attackers in all industries, including health care. Unfortunately, what is being touted as one […]

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