US mayors agree to boycott future ransomware attacks following hacking spree on city systems

US mayors agree to boycott future ransomware attacks following hacking spree on city systems

Numerous big cities across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware attacks costing the municipalities tens of millions of dollars to recover. While some city administrators refrain from giving in to ...
Syracuse ransomware operators increase their demands as victims miss payment deadlines

Syracuse ransomware operators increase their demands as victims miss payment deadlines

The NY-based Syracuse City School District (SCSD) has found itself between a rock and a hard place after hesitating to pay cyber criminals a ransom to unlock its systems. Ransomware operators struck ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ransomware Takes Weather Channel Live Broadcast Offline

Ransomware Takes Weather Channel Live Broadcast Offline

The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack that shut down the Weather Channel’s program for an hour on Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The early morning live broadcast was interrupted ...
Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

Ransomware has struck again in the medical sector, this time affecting ophthalmology practice Redwood Eye Care Center in California through a security incident at a third party, its EMR hosting vendor. Personal ...
At $17 million, Atlanta network recovery six times more expensive than estimated

At $17 million, Atlanta network recovery six times more expensive than estimated

The SamSam ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta in March is probably one of the most expensive security incidents, with the recovery cost adding up to some $17 million of taxpayers’ ...
Five Less Commonly Discussed Facts About Ransomware Everyone Should Know

Five Less Commonly Discussed Facts About Ransomware Everyone Should Know

By now, it is safe to assume that almost everyone in business has at least heard about ransomware. But, what are the implications of ransomware attacks? And what should you know about ...

[Guest Blog] Allscripts Attack Sets the Bar: First Notable Ransomware Lawsuit Puts Providers Under the Spotlight

The post [Guest Blog] Allscripts Attack Sets the Bar: First Notable Ransomware Lawsuit Puts Providers Under the Spotlight appeared first on Delta Risk ...
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