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 ...
Mayors Say They’ll No Longer Pay Ransoms Connected to Security Events

Mayors Say They’ll No Longer Pay Ransoms Connected to Security Events

Mayors in the United States have collectively declared that they’ll no longer meet attackers’ ransom demands in connection to a digital security event. At its 87th annual meeting, the U.S. Conference of ...
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 ...
Radiohead Releases Music Online Instead of Giving in to Blackmailer Demands

Radiohead Releases Music Online Instead of Giving in to Blackmailer Demands

Radiohead was breached but, instead of paying ransom, the English rock band decided to release a collection of 18 hours of unheard music on Bandcamp for charity, the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood ...

Ransomware Rampage, Mobile Phishing Attacks, iPhone App Ad Trackers

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 3rd 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: US cities are being rampaged with ransomware, mobile phishing attacks on the ...
Ransomwear

Git Code Repos Held to Ransom – Thousands Hacked

Many private Git repositories are at risk of being leaked to the public. Anonymous hackers have wiped the code and are demanding Bitcoin. Or else they’ll open-source it for you. And then ...
Security Boulevard
IT service provider refuses to pay ransom, hackers publish stolen data online

IT service provider refuses to pay ransom, hackers publish stolen data online

Multi-vendor service provider CityComp has suffered a breach that resulted in leaked customer data. Some of the German firm’s clients include big names like Oracle, Volkswagen, and Airbus. In a statement posted ...
Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced

Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced

The website of Luas, the tram system operating in Ireland's capital city of Dublin, has been taken offline this morning after hackers defaced the site and demanded a ransom be paid within ...
Bitcoin Scammers Launch International Bomb Threat Hoax across US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Bitcoin Scammers Launch International Bomb Threat Hoax across US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

An emailed bomb threat hoax sent Thursday afternoon has terrorized businesses and organizations across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Claiming to have planted bombs all over the building, the email ...
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