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Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Jul 15, 2019 at 13:42.

Ransomware Behind Port of San Diego Cyberattack, Officials Say

Ransomware Behind Port of San Diego Cyberattack, Officials Say

The Port of San Diego is investigating a cyberattack involving ransomware that has impacting multiple services, limiting its ability to process parking permits and records requests and perform other business functions, authorities said.

The port issued a statement on Wednesday blaming a cyberattack on a disruption of its IT systems and that law enforcement had been alerted. The port also...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 15, 2019 at 13:29.

Florida City Fires IT Employee After Paying $460,000 Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers

Florida City Fires IT Employee After Paying $460,000 Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers

Lake City, Florida paid out a bitcoin ransom worth $460,000 to hackers who disabled the city’s computer systems with sophisticated ransomware last month, hot on the heels of a $600,000 ransom paid out in similar circumstances by Riviera Beach, Florida just weeks later. Now, as flagged from local media reports by ZDnet on Monday, the city has fired its director of information technology.

Victoria Song Victoria Song Jul 15, 2019 at 04:15.

Baltimore's Government Held Hostage by Ransomware Attack

Baltimore's Government Held Hostage by Ransomware Attack

For the second time in just over a year, Baltimore has fallen victim to a major cyberattack. Last year, hackers targeted the city’s 911 emergency system, but this time around, the city government’s files are being held hostage by ransomware.

First things first, if you live in the Baltimore area, vital emergency systems like 911 and 311 remain operational. However, most of the city’s servers...

Victoria Song Victoria Song Jul 14, 2019 at 09:50.

Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile's ATM Network: Report

Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile's ATM Network: Report

The one thing no one expects on a job interview is North Korean hackers picking up on the other line. But that’s apparently exactly what happened to a hapless employee at Redbanc, the company that handles Chile’s ATM network.

The bizarre story was reported in trendTIC, a Chilean tech site. A Redbanc employee found a job opening on LinkedIn for a developer position. After setting up a Skype...

Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Jul 13, 2019 at 20:03.

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore's Government Computers Hostage, and It's Not Even Close to Over

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore's Government Computers Hostage, and It's Not Even Close to Over

On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up every day after four days, and after the tenth day, the affected files would be lost forever.

“We won’t talk more, all...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 13, 2019 at 18:27.

Baltimore Officials Estimate Damage From Ransomware Attack At Over $18 Million, Likely to Rise

Baltimore Officials Estimate Damage From Ransomware Attack At Over $18 Million, Likely to Rise

Early last month, hackers infected somewhere around 10,000 Baltimore, Maryland city computers with a “file-locking” ransomware variant called RobbinHood. Those hackers demanded a ransom of 13 bitcoin (at the time worth around $76,000, and today around $100,000) that would go up over time if it was not promptly paid out—and which the city refused to pay out.

According to a Wednesday report in...

Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Jul 12, 2019 at 17:15.

Rise in Ransomware Attacks Actually Led to Fewer Exposed Records, IBM Discovers

Rise in Ransomware Attacks Actually Led to Fewer Exposed Records, IBM Discovers

It seems as if last year’s data breaches were characterized by increased regularity, yet somehow, according to the latest research from IBM Security, fewer records were actually exposed.

The year saw a 25 percent dip in exposed records—2.5 billion down from 4 billion the previous year—according to IBM’s latest X-Force report. The cause: Cybercriminals have largely turned their focus to...

Eduardo Marín Eduardo Marín Jul 12, 2019 at 10:47.

La próxima versión de Windows 10 protegerá los archivos del PC de ataques de ransomware

La próxima versión de Windows 10 protegerá los archivos del PC de ataques de ransomware

Recientemente la palabra “ransomware” ha hecho mucho ruido en internet gracias a dos grandes ataques: WannaCry y Petya (incluso cuando, técnicamente, este último no es un ransomware). Microsoft quiere que Windows 10 no esté indefenso ante estos ataques y por ello incluirá una nueva medida de seguridad en Windows 10.

Descubren que Petya, el ataque que paralizó empresas de toda Europa, no...
Eduardo Marín Eduardo Marín Jul 12, 2019 at 10:01.

Descubren que Petya, el ataque que paralizó empresas de toda Europa, no secuestraba archivos sino que los borraba

Descubren que Petya, el ataque que paralizó empresas de toda Europa, no secuestraba archivos sino que los borraba

Un nuevo ataque de ransomware, conocido como Petya, hizo que se paralizaran las actividades en un gran número de oficinas de compañías importantes en Europa, incluyendo aerolíneas, bancos y bufetes de abogados. Sin embargo, un nuevo análisis asegura que este ataque era mucho peor de lo que imaginamos.

Bancos, aerolíneas y otras empresas en Europa paralizadas por un nuevo ataque de ransomware...
Jody Serrano Jody Serrano Jul 11, 2019.

Las autoridades y los expertos advierten que podría haber más infecciones de ransomware este próximo lunes

Las autoridades y los expertos advierten que podría haber más infecciones de ransomware este próximo lunes

Aunque hubo un breve momento de alivio en el mundo cuando un joven británico frenó la extensión del ransomware WannaCry este fin de semana, la amenaza no ha terminado. El domingo Rob Wainwright, el jefe de la agencia policial europea, Europol, declaró que los responsables habían lanzando una nueva versión del virus y advirtió que más personas podrían ser afectadas el lunes.

Hospitales...
Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Jul 11, 2019.

Este nuevo virus secuestra tus archivos y solo los libera si juegas a PUBG una hora

Este nuevo virus secuestra tus archivos y solo los libera si juegas a <i>PUBG</i> una hora

Ojalá todos los virus fueran como este. Normalmente, los virus tipo ransomware son una plaga que bloquea los archivos de una computadora mediante cifrado y exige algo a cambio de liberarlos. Ese algo suele ser dinero. PUBG Ransomeware hace algo diferente: te obliga a jugar a Player Unknown Battlegrounds.

WannaCry está de vuelta: el virus golpea una planta de producción del fabricante de...
Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Jul 11, 2019.

If the 'IRS' Emails You, It's Probably Just Malware

If the 'IRS' Emails You, It's Probably Just Malware

Repeat after me: “The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels.”

Good. Armed with this knowledge you should be able to quickly spot if you’re about to fall victim to a ransomware attack.

Per Bleeping Computer, malicious spam currently circulating via email, purportedly from the “Internet Revenue Service,” contains an attachment infected...

Patrick Howell O'Neill Patrick Howell O'Neill Jul 05, 2019.

Ransomware Is Putting a Damper on Our Smart City Future

Ransomware Is Putting a Damper on Our Smart City Future

Last month, we found out that hackers took down a county government in California. Around the same time, a city in Maine lost control of all its data. These followed New York state’s capital, Albany, admitting that hackers had crippled the city’s technology operations, which means just about everything important in the city was taken down. And just last week, Baltimore was hit by a...

Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Jul 02, 2019.

Telefónica publica una herramienta para recuperar los archivos afectados por el malware WannaCry

Telefónica publica una herramienta para recuperar los archivos afectados por el malware WannaCry

Chema Alonso, director de datos de Telefónica y conocido hacker de cabeza cubierta, ha difundo hoy una herramienta que puede recuperar los archivos afectados por el ransomware WannaCry que la semana pasada secuestró los ordenadores de su compañía y colapsó la red de hospitales del Reino Unido.

Si has sido afectado por WanaCrypt0r 2.0 o algunas de sus cepas y no tienes copia de seguridad de...

Eduardo Marín Eduardo Marín Jun 30, 2019.

Los responsables del ransomware Petya piden 250.000 dólares por liberar todos los archivos secuestrados

Los responsables del ransomware Petya piden 250.000 dólares por liberar todos los archivos secuestrados

El ataque de ransomware Petya afectó a miles de personas en todo el mundo, paralizando compañías completas, aerolíneas e incluso bancos. Ahora, sus responsables han aparecido para pedir un rescate: si reciben el pago de 100 Bitcoins publicarán la llave para liberar los archivos secuestrados.

Bancos, aerolíneas y otras empresas en Europa paralizadas por un nuevo ataque de ransomware

Las...

Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Jun 20, 2019. 12 comments

Florida City Votes to Pay Off Criminals Holding Computer Systems Hostage

Florida City Votes to Pay Off Criminals Holding Computer Systems Hostage

The leaders of Riviera Beach, Florida, this week voted to authorize a payment of $600,000 to criminals who crippled the city’s computer system after targeting its police department with ransomware.

“We are well on our way to restoring the city system,” a city spokeswoman told the New York Times.

The city was “paralyzed” after someone in its police department reportedly opened an infected email...

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Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Jun 09, 2019.

Un hotel de lujo decide pasarse a las llaves tradicionales después de sufrir un ataque informático 

Un hotel de lujo decide pasarse a las llaves tradicionales después de sufrir un ataque informático 

El Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt es uno de los alojamientos de lujo que pueblan los Alpes en su vertiente austríaca. Recientemente, el establecimiento ha decidido abandonar un sistema omnipresente a a día de hoy: las tarjetas electrónicas para entrar en las habitaciones, y la culpa la tiene un ataque informático.

No es el jet lag. El culpable de que duermas mal en los hoteles es el efecto...
Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Jun 06, 2019.

Hackean la publicidad del NY Times, BBC y otros para infectar a sus lectores con ransomware

Hackean la publicidad del NY Times, BBC y otros para infectar a sus lectores con <i>ransomware</i>

La propia BBC advertía en diciembre del espectacular crecimiento del ransomware durante los últimos tres años. Este tipo de software malicioso secuestra la información del usuario y lo coacciona para pagar un rescate a cambio de desbloquear el sistema operativo.

Según cuenta Malwarebytes, varios de los principales medios de noticias del mundo fueron víctimas este fin de semana de una...

Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Apr 10, 2019. 2 comments

Hacker Gets Six Years in Jail for Blackmailing Porn Site Visitors

Hacker Gets Six Years in Jail for Blackmailing Porn Site Visitors

A former computer science student who used the moniker K!NG and made more than $900,000 scamming visitors to legal porn sites using ransomware has been sentenced to six years in jail, the BBC reports.

Zain Qaiser is now 24, but authorities say most of his hacking activity took place when he was 17 through 19, and living at his family home. At the time he worked with a Russian-based global...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 02, 2018. 9 comments

Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by UK cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer.

Ransomware works by encrypting a targeted system and demanding payments, usually in the form...

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