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July Monthly Review: Ransomware Evolving, Response Stagnates

August 3, 2019,

                During July 2019, ransomware attacks showed just how creative hackers can be. Spreading within social media platforms, forums, and even android networks, ransomware can have large effects on organisations and individuals. We bring you a fresh summary of malware attacks as government institutions and companies face difficulties in… Read More »

Microsoft Azure entire UK South Region outage on 4th July 2019 explained

On 4th July 2019: @ 07:23 we noticed one of our backup clusters wasn’t responding. We contacted Azure priority Tech and they were initially unaware of the outage, and there weren’t any errors showing on our Azure portal. Within 5 minutes they confirmed other customers were reporting the same issue. The Azure status page was… Read More »

June Monthly Review: Ransomware Attacks Cripple Governments and Businesses

During the month of June 2019, business and governmental entities were quite busy fixing issues caused by ransomware attacks. However, it seems that hackers do not particularly care about who they are targeting. Even non-profit entities are under the cyber siege. We present noticeable ransomware incidents from around the globe.   Riviera Beach Florida to… Read More »

Cities and Healthcare Organisations Hit Hard by Ransomware Attacks

Recently, it seems that cybercriminals are targeting state and healthcare organisations with U.S. enterprises being the main target. Without proper safety measures, large systems can easily fall prey to online threats. During the last week, several cities and companies are coping with lasting effects of ransomware attacks.   Ransomware Crawls into Cleveland Airport’s Network After Cleveland’s unfortunate… Read More »

Ransomware Attacks: A Week of Ongoing Cyber Threats

In this week’s report on ransomware-related issues, several organisations and companies felt the system protection breakdown. Baltimore continues to experience many problems, especially in the real estate market. Meanwhile, security firms were found to pay off cybercriminals, while other institutions saw their networks compromised through phishing attacks.   Another Day, another Ransomware Attack in Oklahoma… Read More »

A Week of Ransomware News: Attacks on Cities and Companies Continue

Recently, several organisations and state entities experienced debilitating ransomware attacks. With effects varying greatly, IT specialists had a busy week trying to restore systems and decrypt locked files. This article presents last week’s news regarding the ransomware attacks, with the highlight being Baltimore City.   Major Ransomware Attack on Baltimore City On May 7th, 2019,… Read More »

Recent Ransomware Attacks: Last Week’s Overview

In this article, we bring in the week’s news on the latest ransomware activities, with effects varying across different cases. Most organisations are still coping with the aftermath of these attacks, facing severe hardships. However, there are also few that did manage to recover their services and have repelled the attack.   “We Lost $52… Read More »

Ransomware Creates Prolonged Issues for State Organisations in US and Canada

April 25, 2019,

In April 2019 several ransomware attacks shut down state-owned organisations’ servers for weeks. Stuart City, Greenville, and Algoma Public Health authorities are still trying to decrypt their files. City officials are collaborating closely with police representatives but decryption takes a long time to finalise.  In most cases, criminals demand a ransom for a decryption code. Authorities… Read More »

Ransomware Attacks Crippling US Counties and Stone Mountain Park Association

April 19, 2019,

Ransomware Attack on Stone Mountain Memorial Association On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, a state-owned organisation that oversees Stone Mountain Park experienced a ransomware attack. Its representative, John Bankhead, stated that the cyberattack did not affect the park, with impacts limited on the organisation only. According to the spokesperson, the association is working closely with the Georgia Bureau… Read More »

Ransomware attack on schools in Taos, New Mexico

March 29, 2019,

Municipal Schools in Taos, NM came under a cyber attack on February 28th with the criminal(s) demanding $5,000 to allow the schools to regain access to their data. The attack has been stopped with most services returned to normal operation. School officials reported that access to email, lessons tech and the local district website were disabled… Read More »

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