Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.
Ransomware-wielding attackers - aided by a service economy that gives them access to more advanced attack tools - are increasingly targeting organizations rather than individuals to shake them down for bigger ransom payoffs, says McAfee's John Fokker.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a wake-up call for lawmakers and the public about the threat that cyberattackers can pose to the country's democracy, CISA Director Christopher Krebs said at the RSA 2020 conference. Election security and ransomware remain his agency's two biggest concerns.
ISS World, a global facilities maintenance company based in Denmark, says it's gradually restoring its systems after a malware attack on Monday. The company says it has identified the root cause but has not said if ransomware was involved.
A home healthcare company has filed 17 breach reports after a ransomware attack on its cloud-based electronic health records vendor last December, illustrating once again how a vendor breach can have a wide impact.
Hacked-off patients are suing New Jersey healthcare organization Hackensack Meridian Health for damages after it suffered a ransomware attack last December and paid attackers an unspecified ransom to unlock its systems.
Cybercrime led to $3.5 billion in losses in the U.S. last year, with a sharp uptick in business email compromise scams - which accounted for nearly half those losses, according to a newly released FBI Internet Crime Report, which is based on complaints the FBI received.
State government officials told a Senate committee this week that more federal resources are needed to help states combat security cyberthreats, including ransomware. They also asked federal officials to share more information on looming security issues.
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Ekans, a recently discovered ransomware variant that's designed to target industrial control systems, appears to have some of the same characteristics found in Megacortex, malware that struck several high-profile targets in 2019, according to the security firm Dragos.
A Texas orthopedic practice says a recent malware attack "permanently damaged" thousands of electronic patient records. It's the latest in a string of healthcare incidents in which various forms of malware rendered records inaccessible.