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Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m
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Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m

The incident that took the borough's public services down is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation
6 Aug 2020
Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack
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Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack

Two dozen domains and a host of internal services have been knocked offline
6 Aug 2020
What is WannaCry?
WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
5 Aug 2020
Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries
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Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries

The smartwatch maker obtained the decryption key after relying on third-party services to pay a figure reported as $10 million
4 Aug 2020
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121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020
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121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020

Hackers said to be getting "sneakier" as they turn to fewer attacks that spread far more quickly
24 Jul 2020
Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack
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Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack

A growing list of those affected also includes at least two charities
23 Jul 2020
DXC subsidiary hit by ransomware attack
The DXC Technology website
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DXC subsidiary hit by ransomware attack

Some customers with the insurance-based company Xchanging were unable to access IT services
7 Jul 2020
Xerox becomes latest Maze ransomware victim
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Xerox becomes latest Maze ransomware victim

The ransomware group claims a bunch of new victims including the business printing giant
2 Jul 2020
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University of California gets fleeced by hackers for $1.14 million
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University of California gets fleeced by hackers for $1.14 million

University studying the coronavirus had data stolen then held hostage
30 Jun 2020
MaxLinear targeted by Maze ransomware attack
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MaxLinear targeted by Maze ransomware attack

According to MaxLinear, threat actors gained unauthorized access to personal customer information
23 Jun 2020
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City of Knoxville faced with ransomware attack
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City of Knoxville faced with ransomware attack

City officials working with law enforcement to address the breach
12 Jun 2020
Maze ransomware targets numerous high-profile organizations
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Maze ransomware targets numerous high-profile organizations

VT San Antonio Aerospace and Westech International among Maze ransomware’s victims
9 Jun 2020
Honda suffers suspected ransomware attack
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Honda suffers suspected ransomware attack

So-called "Ekans" ransomware is said to be behind office closures and a halt in manufacturing at some factories
9 Jun 2020
Fake ransomware decryption tool double-encrypts user files
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Fake ransomware decryption tool double-encrypts user files

STOP Djvu decryptor encrypts a ransomware victim’s files with more ransomware
8 Jun 2020
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Tycoon ransomware discovered using Java image files to target software firms
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Tycoon ransomware discovered using Java image files to target software firms

Researchers believe that the malware has been active since December 2019
5 Jun 2020
Microsoft issues warning about new PonyFinal ransomware attacks
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Microsoft issues warning about new PonyFinal ransomware attacks

PonyFinal attackers “looking for targets of opportunity," says Misner
3 Jun 2020
Ransomware collective claims to have hacked NASA IT contractor
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Ransomware collective claims to have hacked NASA IT contractor

DopplePaymer claims to have hit digital transformation firm, seizing sensitive documents and encrypted thousands of servers
3 Jun 2020
How can organisations protect themselves from NAS ransomware attacks?
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How can organisations protect themselves from NAS ransomware attacks?

This growing threat challenges assumptions about the vulnerability of backups
28 May 2020
Travelex hackers hit celebrity law firm with ransomware
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Travelex hackers hit celebrity law firm with ransomware

Hackers claim to have compromised 756GB of data including contracts and personal emails
13 May 2020
Cognizant set to lose up to $70m due to ransomware attack
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Cognizant set to lose up to $70m due to ransomware attack

Maze attack affected the IT service provider's internal network
12 May 2020
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Hackers retire Troldesh ransomware and release 750,000 decryption keys
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Hackers retire Troldesh ransomware and release 750,000 decryption keys

The team behind the malware has mysteriously shut it down just months after spearheading an explosion in activity
28 Apr 2020
Tech groups demand Congress include cybersecurity funding in coronavirus stimulus bill
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Tech groups demand Congress include cybersecurity funding in coronavirus stimulus bill

An uptick in ransomware attacks become cause for concern among tech groups
22 Apr 2020
46% of small and medium businesses targeted by ransomware and 73% paid
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46% of small and medium businesses targeted by ransomware and 73% paid

Over a quarter of SMBs have no plan for combating a ransomware attack
21 Apr 2020