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Ransomware demanded $5.3M from Massachusetts city in July attack

by • 2 months ago

New Bedford, Mass., initially tried negotiating with the hackers behind the Ryuk virus, but ended up fixing its systems itself after a counteroffer was rejected.

Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group

by • 2 months ago

An executive at the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a recent spike of incidents points to increased activity by a hacker group it calls Wizard Spider.

Ransomware hits everywhere, but governments pay 10 times more

by • 4 months ago

Between April and June, the average payment from government victims was $338,700, compared to $36,295 for all victims, according to cybersecurity firm Coveware.

Georgia courts appear to be latest victim of Ryuk ransomware

by • 5 months ago

Since the problem was detected over the weekend, individual courts' networks now may be slowed, but functional, as state and federal authorities investigate.

Florida city pays hackers $600,000 after ransomware attack

by • 5 months ago

The malware that hit Riviera Beach has not been identified, but a cybersecurity researcher tells StateScoop the attack resembles incidents involving the Ryuk virus.

Georgia county paid $400K to ransomware hackers

by • 8 months ago

The county was hit by the Ryuk virus, one of the most costly varieties of ransomware.