Protect Before You Detect: FlawedAmmyy and the Case for Isolation

Protect Before You Detect: FlawedAmmyy and the Case for Isolation

Posted by Ratnesh Pandey, Alex Holland and Toby Gray. In June 2019, Microsoft issued warnings about a phishing campaign delivering a new variant of the FlawedAmmyy remote access Trojan (RAT), and a ...
Lake City fires its IT director after paying hackers $460K in ransom

Lake City fires its IT director after paying hackers $460K in ransom

After suffering a ransomware attack that crippled municipal systems, the city of Lake City in Florida, USA, has fired its director of information technology. As the (updated) story goes, Lake City was ...
Riviera Beach faces criticism after $600K ransom payment

$1.1 million in two weeks – Florida cities pay out big to ransomware gangs

Cybercriminals have learnt something very valuable in the last couple of weeks: in order to regain access to their data, cities in Florida are prepared to pay out huge Bitcoin ransoms to ...
Ransomware Riviera Beach Florida

Huge Ransomware FUBAR at Florida Beach Town

The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, has “given in” to ransomware. And it’s the biggest municipal ransom we’ve seen: ₿65—about $600,000 ...
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Ransomware attack paralyses Lake City email, landlines and credit card services

Ransomware attack paralyses Lake City email, landlines and credit card services

Lake City has warned citizens that administrative systems, including email and credit card systems, are down following a ransomware attack on the Florida municipality. The attack, called “Triple Threat” in a press ...

Report: The State of Cybersecurity in Florida

Just recently The Florida Center for Cybersecurity released their 2017 report, The State of Cybersecurity in Florida.So what IS The Florida Center for Cybersecurity? It's a statewide agency located at USF in ...