Ransomware attack shuts down The Superior Court of Los Angeles County

The Superior Court of Los Angeles County will be closed on Monday as they continue to recover from a ransomware attack that happened last week. Because of this, all 36 courthouse locations across LA County will be closed to start Read More …

UK teen arrested for alleged role in MGM Resorts cyberattack

A 17-year-old boy from Walsall has been arrested in connection with the September 2023 cyberattack that crippled MGM Resorts for several days. The West Midlands Police, working alongside the FBI and the National Crime Agency (NCA), apprehended the teenager on Read More …

Cyber Crime Group Provides Ransomware Decryptor to Indonesian National Data Center

The cyber crime group that locked up an Indonesian national data center last month, impacting hundreds of government services, has opted to provide the ransomware decryptor for free. This was accompanied by an apology, but also a donation link exhorting Read More …

Cyber extortion sees huge rise – and small businesses are four times more likely to be hit

Cyber extortion remains the most prominent threat facing businesses of all sizes across all industries, a new report from Orange Cyberdefense has found. The 2024 Cy-Explorer report worryingly uncovered that the number of victims of cyber extortion scams has grown Read More …

UK and US cops band together to tackle Qilin’s ransomware shakedowns

UK and US cops have reportedly joined forces to find and fight Qilin, the ransomware gang wreaking havoc on the global healthcare industry. In early June, the notorious Russia-based crew attacked Synnovis, which provides pathology services to National Health Service’s Read More …

Indonesian government says national data center was hit in ransomware attack – but it won’t pay up

The government of Indonesia has suffered a ransomware attack that crippled many of its organizations and caused quite a nuisance for its citizens – but says it won’t be held to ransom. Government officials confirmed its National Data Center (PDN) Read More …

Stolen test data and NHS numbers published by Qilin hackers

A gang of cyber criminals causing huge disruption to multiple London hospitals has published sensitive patient data stolen from an NHS blood testing company. Overnight on Thursday, Qilin shared almost 400GB of the private information on their darknet site. The Read More …

Unmasking Mac malware – strategies for a growing threat

In recent years, cybercriminal groups have been ramping up their efforts to find vulnerabilities and create malware that will exploit the iOS or macOS. Jamf’s latest annual threat landscape research tracked 300 malware families designed for macOS, and 21 newly Read More …

Cleveland City Hall to remain closed after ransomware attack

City officials have confirmed the “cyber incident” that has hamstrung city operations for days to be a ransomware attack. In such attacks, malicious software effectively locks up a computer or network system, preventing access until users pay a ransom, according Read More …

Black Basta ransomware group suspected in Ascension data theft incident

U.S. healthcare provider Ascension has provided more details of its “cyber security event” last month, admitting that data was stolen, with some reports also suggesting that the Black Basta ransomware gang was behind the attack. One of the largest nonprofit Read More …