Hackers demand $2 million from Monroe College

Monroe College ransomware attack

Cybercriminals used ransomware to disable the technology systems at New York’s Monroe College, according to Inside Higher Ed. They locked Monroe students, faculty and staff members out of the college’s Learning Management System, Blackboard and email system, and are now demanding about $2 million in Bitcoins. Monroe officials are working with the FBI and local Read More »

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

The City of Baltimore was attacked with a very aggressive variant of the Robbinhood ransomware on May 8 for the second time in 14 months. Some city departments, including the police, inspector general’s office, and the city’s departments of transportation and public works reported problems with email and phone systems. While the attack didn’t affect Read More »

Ransomware cyberattack takes down Norwegian aluminum company’s entire worldwide operations

Norsk Hydro’s Ransomware cyberattack

A major ransomware cyberattack that has taken down the Norsk Hydro’s entire worldwide network, affecting operations, worldwide production, and their 35,000 employees. Executive briefing The situation is quite severe. Our entire worldwide network is down. IT-systems in most business areas are impacted, and the company has switched to manual operations where possible. There have been Read More »

SamSam Ransomware — What is this and How to defend?

Samsam Ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have issued an alert for SamSam ransomware to describe how hackers armed with SamSam targeted multiple industries. The U.S. Justice Department has charged two Iranian nationals as the masterminds behind the recent SamSam ransomware attacks. The cyber kidnappers behind SamSam ransomware attacks in Atlanta and Colorado earlier Read More »

Refuse Paying Ransom

Refuse paying Ransom

Mecklenburg County in North Carolina experienced additional cyberattacks after it refused to pay $23,000 in ransomware. However, county officials indicated that the latest cyberattacks were unsuccessful. Hackers launched the second set of cyberattacks against Mecklenburg County on Thursday, December 7, according to a prepared statement. County Manager sent an email to warn county employees about the cyberattacks Read More »