Cybercriminals are using a bad cyber extortion trifecta of (1) using ransomware to encrypt victim companies' data, (2) publicizing the names of those companies that don't pay up, and (3) then exposing the data they stole from the companies. This is bad stuff and companies had better be ready to protect themselves. Read more: Ransomware … Continue reading Ransomware + Publicize Victim Companies + Expose Stolen Data = Bad Cyber Extortion Trifecta
The Texas local governments attack seems to me to be more akin to the trend we have been seeing in 2019 with attackers targeting one MSP and then using that access and the MSP’s tools to attack / encrypt the MSP’s individual clients. If I’m not mistaken (and, I could be), the Texas DIR often … Continue reading Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]
***urgent memorandum*** TO: The "IT Guy" FROM: Shawn Tuma SUBJECT: Your clients affected by ransomware STOP OVERWRITING / WIPING / DELETING OR OTHERWISE DESTROYING YOUR CLIENTS' DATA WHEN THEY ARE AFFECTED BY RANSOMWARE!!! PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!! JUST STOP IT!!! Seriously, everyone understands that ransomware is scary stuff and when … Continue reading ***URGENT*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: #RANSOMWARE
In the world of cybersecurity and data protection, we tend to think about most cyber incidents as being "data breaches" because that's the term de jour that occupies news headlines. Because of this, far too many companies think that if they do not have valuable data that hackers would want to "breach," so to speak, … Continue reading Can your company do business without its computer system? Let’s ask Atlanta!
See recommendations below On January 19, 2018, cybercriminals were successful in a ransomware attack on Allscripts, an electronic healthcare record (EHR) provider for healthcare providers across the United States. The attack encrypted some of Allscripts systems and prevented those healthcare providers who use those systems for their EHRs from being able to access their patient records. Not … Continue reading Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?