DOD contractor suffers ransomware infection

Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), a 40-year-old electronics company and a well-known US government contractor, has suffered a ransomware infection, ZDNet has learned. The infection hit the company last week. Among the systems that had data encrypted during the incident were Read More …

Britain’s biggest high street banks affected by Travelex cyber attack

Britain’s biggest high street banks have been left unable to process foreign currency orders following the cyber attack on Travelex, which provides services for them. Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and HSBC are among more than a Read More …

N.J.’s Largest Hospital System Pays Up in Ransomware Attack

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said that it has paid hackers a ransom after a ransomware attack disrupted its services earlier this month. Hackensack Meridian Health, a $6 billion non-profit health provider system based in Edison, N.J., operates 17 hospitals, Read More …

Ransomware: Big paydays and little chance of getting caught means boom time for crooks

Ransomware will continue to plague organisations in 2020 because there’s little risk of the cyber criminals behind the network-encrypting malware attacks getting caught; so for them there’s only a small amount of risk, but a potentially large reward. During the last Read More …

NYPD Fingerprint Database Taken Offline to Thwart Ransomware

The New York Police Department’s database of fingerprints was knocked offline over the weekend thanks to a ransomware scare, according to reports. The malware was introduced to the network via a contractor who was installing a digital display, according to Read More …

Ransomware attack at Mexico’s Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have increasingly targeted companies Read More …