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Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.

Halloween News Wrap: The Election, Hospital Deaths and Other Scary Cyberattack Stories

Threatpost breaks down the scariest stories of the week ended Oct. 30 haunting the security industry — including bugs that just won’t die. This Halloween week, Threatpost editors discuss the spookiest security stories, including: Listen to the full podcast below or download here. For more Threatpost podcast episodes – including . . . Read more

FBI “ransomware warning” for healthcare is a warning for everyone!

by Paul Ducklin You’ve probably heard or seen the news that the US CISA issued an alert this week with the unassuming identifier AA20-302A. CISA is short for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the AA20-302A report was a joint alert from CISA, the FBI and the HHS (US Department . . . Read more

Buer Loader “malware-as-a-service” joins Emotet for ransomware delivery

by Paul Ducklin If you’ve followed the inglorious history of malware in recent years, you’ll almost certainly have heard the name Emotet. That’s a long-lived and extensive family of malware that we’ve had the unfortunate necessity to warn you about on many occasions, Emotet is what’s known as a bot . . . Read more

More Hospitals Hit by Growing Wave of Ransomware Attacks

Hospitals in New York and Oregon were targeted on Tuesday by threat actors who crippled systems and forced ambulances with sick patients to be rerouted, in some cases. Two more hospitals were hit with ransomware attacks this week as a growing number of criminals target healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 . . . Read more

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

Sopra Steria hit with cyber attack that reportedly encrypted parts of their network on Oct. 20 but has remained mostly mum on details. French IT giant Sopra Steria was hit with a cyber attack this week that disrupted the business of the firm and is widely believed to be the . . . Read more

Ryuk Ransomware Gang Uses Zerologon Bug for Lightning-Fast Attack

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