Bad Actors Target MongoDB Databases, Threatening to Contact GDPR Legislators Unless Ransom is Paid

Bad Actors Target MongoDB Databases, Threatening to Contact GDPR Legislators Unless Ransom is Paid

Bad actors are targeting unsecured MongoDB servers, wiping their database and leaving ransom notes outlining threats to leak the stolen information and report owners for GDPR violations. According to Victor Gevers, the ...
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Stuck Between a Data Breach and a Ransom

2020 will be remembered for a whole host of reasons. Campfire stories will be told to grandchildren of when we all had to wear face masks, stand 2 meters apart and were ...
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Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Researchers found that extortionists are targeting website owners with a scam in which they claim to have hacked their site and extracted a database. WebARX observed that the ploy first makes itself ...
FBI Warns that ProLock Ransomware Decryptor Corrupts Encrypted Files

FBI Warns that ProLock Ransomware Decryptor Corrupts Encrypted Files

A new ransomware named ProLock is affecting various industries in the United States, and the FBI is warning companies and other interested parties that the decryptor doesn’t work, and causes data loss ...
Cognizant Expects to Lose up to $70 Million from April Ransomware Attack

Cognizant Expects to Lose up to $70 Million from April Ransomware Attack

IT services giant Cognizant has calculated it will lose between $50 million and $70 million from a ransomware incident in April, the CFO said on an earnings call. Cognizant confirmed to clients ...
City of Cartersville Admits Paying Ryuk Ransomware Operators $380,000

City of Cartersville Admits Paying Ryuk Ransomware Operators $380,000

Almost a year after getting infected with ransomware, the City of Cartersville in the U.S. State of Georgia this week admitted to paying ransomware operators $380,000 to unlock its systems. Cartersville reportedly ...

You’ve Been Hacked! Now What?

In episode 110: Tyler Hudak, Incident Response Practice Lead at TrustedSec, joins us to talk about what you should do (and more importantly what you shouldn’t do) if you find out you’ve ...
University of Maastricht Paid 30 Bitcoins to Ransomware Attackers

University of Maastricht Paid 30 Bitcoins to Ransomware Attackers

The University of Maastricht publicly revealed that it paid a ransom of 30 bitcoins to recover its computer systems following a ransomware attack. Nick Bos, vice president of the university, shared what ...
NY Bills Would Ban Municipalities From Meeting Ransomware Demands

NY Bills Would Ban Municipalities From Meeting Ransomware Demands

Two state senators from New York State introduced bills that would ban municipalities from meeting ransomware attackers’ demands. On January 14, 2020, NYS Senator Phil Boyle of the 4th Senate District proposed ...
Report: Nashville company pays ex-employee ransom installments only to stall him until the cops make the bust

Report: Nashville company pays ex-employee ransom installments only to stall him until the cops make the bust

A global phone insurance and tech support company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee has resorted to paying ransom to an alleged ex-staffer after receiving emails claiming he stole private info of thousands of ...