Rockville Centre pays almost $100G to hackers after ransomware attack, officials say

Joie Tyrrell reports: The Rockville Centre school district paid almost $100,000 to restore its data after being hacked with a ransomware virus that encrypted files on the system’s server until payment was made to unlock the information, officials said Friday. The Nassau County district was among several statewide targeted by a ransomware virus that...

Valve patches recent Steam zero-days, calls turning away researcher ‘a mistake’

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Gaming giant Valve has called turning away a security researcher who reported a vulnerability in the company’s Steam gaming client “a mistake.” A Valve representative told ZDNet in an email today that the company has shipped fixes for the Steam client, updated its bug bounty program rules, and is reviewing the...

Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 6.8 million records

IANS reports: New Delhi: In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information. Without naming the website, FireEye said cyber criminals — mostly China-based — are directly selling data stolen from healthcare organisations...