Malware

Jm: South East Regional Health Authority victim of ransomware attack

The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) had been hit by a cyberattack that affected some information and communications technology and other services to the public. Junior Opposition Spokesperson on Science and Technology Omar Newell has since called for the disclosure of more details of the breach, such as...

Stratford University discloses ransomware attack — but which ransomware attack?

In September 2022, DataBreaches reported Stratford University had been the target of three ransomware attacks in previous months by REvil, Snatch Team, and Avos Locker.  Snatch Team and Avos Locker had informed DataBreaches that neither had encrypted Stratford’s files; they exfiltrated and attempted to ransom them. Stratford never responded to inquiries from DataBreaches about the...

Indianapolis Housing Authority breach was worse than originally estimated

In early October, Fox News reported that the Indianapolis Housing Authority had suffered a cyberattack, noting The personal information of approximately 25,000 IHA residents plus the data from vendors and employees as well as financial transactions shared with the Department of Housing and Urban Development are likely at risk. The city has now reported...

Developing: Hive’s leak site seized

A coordinated law enforcement effort has resulted in the takedown of Hive ransomware group’s leak site. The notice appears in both Russian and English, which is a bit of a change for how these seizure notices usually appear. This is a developing story and will be updated. According to the DOJ, they will be...

Baltimore schools cyber attack cost nearly $10M: State IG

ABC News reports: Baltimore County Public Schools failed to act on several state recommendations to help mitigate cyber attacks before a hack disrupted school operations and cost the school system millions of dollars in damages and repairs, according to a report from a state inspector general. BCPS was hacked using a phishing email in November 2020...

NY: Wawasee Hit With Ransomware

David Slone reports: Wawasee Community School Corporation is dealing with a possible ransomware attack that began late last week. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that is designed to block access to a computer system until money is paid. According to a statement released to parents Friday, provided by Superintendent Dr. Steve Troyer...

Court records were lost in debilitating Vanuatu cyber attack

There’s another update to the crippling ransomware attack the archipelago of Vanuatu suffered months ago. RNZ reports: The Vanuatu Chief Justice has confirmed that court records were lost in the ransomware attack on government agency computer systems late last year. Vincent Lunabek said the courts were able to save some offline data concerning the...