Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]

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*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: RANSOMWARE

***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

Can your company do business without its computer system? Let’s ask Atlanta!

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!

Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?

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?

The #CyberAvengers

#CyberAvengers: A National Cybersecurity Action Plan is a Serious Priority

Read the #CyberAvengers’ recent article, Ransomware Spreading Like Crazy Worms, on NextGov.com, Levick.com, or The #CyberAvengers website. _____________________________ The #CyberAvengers (Paul Ferrillo, Chuck Brooks, Kenneth Holley, George Platsis, George Thomas, Shawn Tuma, Christophe Veltsos) are a group of salty and experienced professionals who have decided to work together to help our country by defeating cybercrime and slowing down nefarious actors operating in cyberspace seeking […]