Malware

Update: Colosseum Dental Benelux pays ransom to threat actors

Updating the story concerning Colosseum Dental Benelux reported yesterday, Yannick Spinner reports (machine translated): The umbrella company, in its own words, had no choice but to pay the criminals: “Caring for our patients is our top priority and prompted Colosseum Dental to contact the cyber attackers and make agreements about the return and security of...

Leaked image shows ransomware attack hit Linn-Mar School District

Adam Carros and Ethan Stein report: Leaked screenshots show the Linn-Mar School District is dealing with a ransomware attack much more severe than the “technical difficulties” the district has described to staff and parents. A staff member shared with TV9 screenshots from district computers showing a warning message stating “all your files have been...

New GwisinLocker ransomware encrypts Windows and Linux ESXi servers

This site generally doesn’t cover or announce new types of ransomware, but this one targets the healthcare sector, so….  Bill Toulas reports: A new ransomware family called ‘GwisinLocker’ targets South Korean healthcare, industrial, and pharmaceutical companies with Windows and Linux encryptors, including support for encrypting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines. The new malware...

Wordfly customers begin to disclose ransomware attack on the vendor

Wordfly is a digital marketing platform that offers email, SMS marketing, forms and surveys for its clients to use with their customers or contacts. On July 10, Wordfly experienced a ransomware attack that encrypted their environment and disrupted services until July 29, when their status account tweeted: WordFly has returned to service. Thank you...

Ransomware team hits Disability Help Group

One of the recent listings on a well-known ransomware leak site names a Florida law firm as their victim but they link to disabilityhelpgroup.com. That site, which offers what they describe as advocacy services for individuals seeking help in securing Social Security disability benefits or veterans’ disability benefits, does not display the law firm’s...

Update: Investigation reveals thousands had info exposed in Prince Edward Island arts centre ransomware incident

Jack Morse reports: The full impact of a data breach at Prince Edward Island’s largest arts centre is now clear. The results of a recently completed investigation show thousands of people had their personal information exposed. The cyberattack was first reported by the Confederation Centre of the Arts in January. In February, officials confirmed...