MarsJoke ransomware variant targets local and state governments

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

A recently discovered strain of ransomware dubbed MarsJoke is predominantly targeting local and state government officials by luring them to click on malware-laden download links that appear to offer nonexistent package tracking services.

Universities, not health care systems, facing highest number of ransomware attacks

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

The prevalence of and perhaps damage caused by ransomware-style cyberattacks is greater in the education sector than any other industry, according to a newly released research report by security ratings firm BitSight.

FTC chief: Ransomware is the most profitable malware ever devised

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know its taking ransomware— a specially designed species of malware that holds data hostage until a payment is received — seriously.

Inside the lucrative operation that runs Cerber ransomware

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

A team of Israeli security researchers has uncovered the inner workings of a leading form of ransomware, detailing a wide-ranging affiliate payment program and a bitcoin-mixing operation that shields actors from ever being discovered.

FTC chair will open agency’s ransomware session

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening keynote at a public meeting the agency is staging on the scourge of ransomware.

DOD IG to assess Army’s EHR security

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 years ago

The Defense Department inspector general said it will audit the security of the Army's electronic health records and individually identifiable health information in August.

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