Rising USB-Borne Cyberattacks Raise Concerns

Portable USB storage drives give users a convenient way to move data between work and home, as well as among computers within an organization. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when stay-at-home protocols forced organizations to shift … Continue Reading

Portrait of a LockBit Ransomware Operator

What comes to mind when you think about the perpetrators behind ransomware attacks? A well-organized underground network of arch-villains bent on chaos and wanton destruction? A loose affiliation of disaffected computer geniuses taking advantage of individuals and organizations to demonstrate … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks on Health Sector Escalate

Our doctors and nurses stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. They risk their own health to keep us well and to contain the spread of a virus we still know so little about. But the information … Continue Reading

Largest Ransomware Attack on Hospital

Cyberattack on Hospital May Be Largest in US History

Yet another healthcare facility has fallen victim to a cyberattack in a year where data breaches and ransomware have run rampant. Universal Health Services (UHS), an organization that provides hospital and healthcare services, experienced computer system failure starting on Sunday … Continue Reading

Secure USB F;ash Drives in IT Environments

Portable Media Needs Stricter Security in IT Environments

Flash drives make transferring and sharing files a convenient process for corporate offices, information technology (IT) departments, and operational technology (OT) environments. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for cybercriminals to access sensitive data and install ransomware on a computer … Continue Reading

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Ransomware Takes a New Form Through Javascript

It seems that ransomware has been ravaging corporate systems and healthcare facilities in recent years and now cybercriminals have found a way to do it without even being detected. Blackberry and KPMG’s UK Cyber Response Services found new ransomware that … Continue Reading

Healthcare Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Statistics in the Healthcare Industry

The idea of ransomware is frightening enough, but in the healthcare industry, not having access to patient information puts lives on the line. Ransomware is the practice of a cybercriminal holding data hostage, eliminating access to the information. The files … Continue Reading