Almost 6 million Americans had their patient records stolen or exposed in healthcare breaches over the past year with ransomware being a frequent and highly effective form of attack. Recent successful variants such as SamSam and Ryuk have caused an estimated $7 million in damages alone.
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A WannaCry outbreak has hit unpatched Windows 7 systems at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., crippling its factories. The world's largest chipmaker, which traced the infection to a new software tool that it failed to scan for malware before installation, says the outbreak could cost it $170 million.
The cost of the city of Atlanta's mitigation and subsequent IT overhaul following a massive SamSam ransomware infection in March could reach $17 million, of which $6 million has already been budgeted for new devices, security enhancements as well as upgrades, according to news reports.
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A family care clinic in Missouri says those investigating and mitigating a recent ransomware attack discovered that its systems were "loaded with a variety of malware programs." Experts say such post-breach discoveries are common.
As phishing, ransomware, and social engineering attacks continue to get more sophisticated, we also see they no longer discriminate. Regardless of size, every organization is now vulnerable to cyber threats, making organization-wide security awareness training your key to resiliency.
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A "local network breakdown" - reportedly caused by a ransomware infection - led Chinese shipping giant Cosco to shut down all networks for its offices in the United States and seven other countries while it scrubbed and restored systems.
Hacker attacks are still dominating the data breaches added to the official federal tally so far this year. But compared to the mega-breaches of past years, this year's biggest hacks have been relatively small. Some security experts offer theories for why that's the case.
Since 2015, Sophos has investigated the SamSam ransomware campaign, and it has just released its findings in a new report. What can you learn from SamSam attackers' unique tools, techniques and protocols? Chester Wisniewski of Sophos shares insight.
Medical testing laboratory firm LabCorp is still working to fully recover systems functionality nearly a week after a cyberattack that the company now claims involved "a new variant" of ransomware. What can other organizations do to avoid becoming the next victim?