Ransomware

Ransomware 101: What Banks Can Do To Mitigate Risk

<b>By Israel Barak</b><p>Ransomware has become one of the most—if not the most—prevalent, effective and successful forms of cybercrime. Ransomware is simple to …

Cybersecurity

LabCorp Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

SamSam, Other Ransomware Still Menacing Healthcare Sector Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 20, 2018<p>Medical testing laboratory firm …

Cybersecurity

3 ways to rid your phone of malware and ransomware

Malware and ransomware can inadvertently be downloaded from app stores by unsuspecting local mobile users oblivious to the potential threat posed to …

Apps

Samsam infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp, one of the largest clinical labs in the U.S., said the Samsam ransomware attack that forced their systems offline was contained quickly and …

Information Security

Rumored SMBv1 Exploit by GandCrab Dismissed, But Still Made a Huge Ransom Profit

As the world recovers from the WannaCry ransomware epidemic of 2017, the Server Message Block version 1 protocol has received enough press for being …

Windows 10

Six cybersecurity musts for tax pros

A dizzying array of cyber-threats confront tax professionals: malware, viruses, ransomware, Trojan horses, bots – not to mention the confusing …

Cybersecurity

Lab testing firm LabCorp struck by SamSam ransomware attack

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, better known as LabCorp, is the latest victim of ransomware as the company disclosed that it had detected …

Financial Regulation

Cyberattacks were four times worse in 2017 than the four previous years

26%<p>Cyber insurance group AIG says ransomware and data breaches are worse than ever, with claims for losses in 2017 surpassing the previous four years combined.<p>Published May 30, 2018 | Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo<p>26%<p>According to AIG’s estimates, ransomware attacks remain the top issue for global …

Cybersecurity

This old ransomware has been revamped as Bitcoin-stealing malware

Jigsaw appears to be back with new malicious intentions, with a simple-but-effective trick to go after crypto-currency.<p>An old form of ransomware has …

Cryptocurrency

How to protect your business from ransomware cyber attacks

<b>Big companies usually have IT departments to help them select technology, install and maintain it, and protect it from outside threats such as</b> …

Cybersecurity

4 Reasons Your Business Needs a Data Privacy Strategy

Online privacy is a growing concern for both consumers and businesses. As an entrepreneur, you need to have a two-pronged approach to data privacy. …

Cybersecurity

Biggest Blood Testing Lab In The U.S. Breached By Hackers

With dozens of locations across the United States, LabCorp is one of the world’s largest clinical laboratory testing groups. It also became the latest entry on the list of U.S. healthcare industry players to be impacted by a data breach.<p>Over the weekend LabCorp announced that it was investigating …

Cybersecurity

Medical Testing Giant LabCorp Hit by Ransomware Attack

Company is hit with a strain of ransomware known as SamSam, the latest attack on institution guarding sensitive data<p>By<p>Rob Copeland and<p>Rob Copeland<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@realrobcopeland<p>rob.copeland@wsj.com<p>Melanie Evans<p>Melanie Evans<p>The Wall Street …

Wall Street

Millions of health records may be at stake in ransomware attack

Millions of patient health records may be at risk after LabCorp, one of the largest medical diagnostics companies in the United States, discovered …

Health Records

Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp

LabCorp experienced a breach this past weekend, which it nows says was a ransomware attack. The intrusion has also prompted concerns that patient …

Cybersecurity

LabCorp victim of ransomware attack

Additional details from LabCorp's (LH -0.1%) "suspicious activity" disclosure several days ago reveal that it was a "rasomware" attack, malicious …

Business

Kaspersky Lab: $10 Mln in Ethereum Stolen Over Past Year via Social Engineering Tricks

Kaspersky Lab’s security experts have found that cyber criminals were able to steal more than 21,000 in Ethereum (ETH) (worth around $10 million) …

Social Issues

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report

Illicit cryptocurrency mining, or "cryptojacking," has become more popular among cybercriminals than ransomware, according to a report by Skybox …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's Killer App is Ransomware, Not Payments: Stripe COO

Advertisement<p>Stripe, a digital payments provider, took a pioneering role with bitcoin in 2015 when it introduced a tool that allowed merchants to …

Blockchain

Symantec Introduces Threat Isolation Tech to Thwart Email Attacks

Named "Email Threat Isolation", the solution helps protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks, …

India News

Vaccine Available for GandCrab Ransomware v4.1.2

AhnLab, a South Korea-based cyber-security firm, has released today a vaccine app that blocks the GandCrab ransomware from taking root and encrypting …

Cybersecurity

Bitdefender 2019 security line promises to stop “most-sophisticated attacks”

Bitdefender has unveiled the latest versions of its security product line for desktop and mobile.<p>Top-of-the-line Bitdefender Total Security 2019 is …

Mobile Devices

Ransomware Attack Hits Health Firm LabCorp

<b>Burlington, North Carolina-based LabCorp took some of its systems offline last weekend after discovering that some had been infected by …

Financial Regulation

Human error is the biggest security threat to Irish businesses finds DataSolutions’ survey

• <i>63% of respondents feel their organisation not equipped to deal with emerging threats</i>• <i><br>One in five organisations held to ransom in last 12</i> …

Cybersecurity

Cryptojacking Displaces Ransomware as Top Malware Threat

Criminals' Quest for Cryptocurrency Continues Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • July 5, 2018<p>Criminals with a penchant for launching online attacks …

Security

New and improved Magniber ransomware expands threats within Asia

Malwarebytes researchers have detected the Magniber ransomware displaying notable improvements as its attack begin to expand within Asia after …

Security

LabCorp. Cyberattack Impacts Testing Processes

Expert: Latest Attack on Healthcare Sector - Growing Target Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 17, 2018<p>Medical laboratory testing firm …

Cybersecurity

Get Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 FREE for 6 months

Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 gives you the best protection against Internet threats on Windows, with no drag on your system’s resources. It was …

Security

Server Security: The Need for Deep Learning and Anti-Exploit

Traditional server security controls were not built for ransomware, cryptojacking and other modern attacks. Paul Murray of Sophos discusses deep …

Deep Learning

Flashpoint Launches Ransomware Response & Readiness Service

<b>Threat intelligence and research company Flashpoint on Wednesday announced the launch of a new service designed to help organizations prepare and</b> …

Cybersecurity