LockerGoga Ransomware Disrupts Operations at Norwegian Aluminum Company

Norwegian aluminum company Norsk Hydro was hit by a ransomware attack on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. According to the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), the attackers used LockerGoga, a relatively new strain of ransomware first discovered in January. According to Reuters, the attack Read More …

Ransomware encrypts Australian cardiac clinic’s patient files

Employees of Melbourne Heart Group in Malvern, Australia, have been unable to access patients’ medical records following a January ransomware attack that encrypted the health care provider’s files. The cardiology clinic disclosed the incident today on its website’s home page. “We Read More …

Theoretical Ransomware Attack Could Lead to Global Damages Says Report

According to a speculative cyber risk scenario prepared by Cambridge University for risk management purposes, a ransomware strain that would manage to impact more than 600,000 businesses worldwide within 24 hours would potentially lead to damages of billions not covered by insurers. First Read More …

City of Valdez, Alaska admits to paying off ransomware infection

Officials from the city of Valdez, Alaska have admitted last week to paying $26,623.97 to hackers after the city’s IT network was crippled by a ransomware infection in July. “Valdez Police Department […] reached out through our law enforcement channels Read More …

Security warning: UK critical infrastructure still at risk from devastating cyber attack

An ongoing failure to act with “meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of threats posed by cyber criminals and hackers puts critical national infrastructure at unnecessary risk from cyber attacks, a UK Parliamentary committee has warned. The Read More …