Malware

Conti ransomware hacking spree breached over 40 orgs in a month

Ionut Ilascu reports: The Conti cybercrime syndicate runs one of the most aggressive ransomware operations and has grown highly organized, to the point that affiliates were able to hack more than 40 companies in a little over a month. Security researchers codenamed the hacking campaign ARMattack and described it as being one of the...

Grand Valley State University hit by ransomware but remains publicly silent

According to its website, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan currently has 19,239 undergraduate students and 3,027 graduate students. The university offers 141 undergraduate and graduate degrees and employs 1,760 faculty members and 2,050 support staff members. Almost all of their students get some kind of financial aid.  Those are some commendable statistics....

Ransomware attack reported at Council on Aging of Buncombe County

WLOS reports from North Carolina: A local non-profit that works with thousands of seniors has had a security breach. The director of Buncombe County’s Council on Aging believes someone hit the non-profit’s computers with ransomware Monday and staff were concerned private information might have been stolen. News 13 has confirmed Asheville police are involved.

United States and EU Foster Cooperation Against Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has become a global problem that requires cooperation on a worldwide level. Judicial experts and practitioners from the United States and the European Union participated in a two-day workshop in The Hague organized by the U.S. Department of Justice and Eurojust. The event aimed to share best practices and enhance collaboration in confronting...

Baptist Medical Center and Resolute Health Hospital notifying patients after malware attack snagged patient data

Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio and Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels have disclosed a cyberattack involving unspecified malicious code that infected their system. According to statements made by IDX on their behalf, an unauthorized party accessed and exfiltrated data from their network between March 31, 2022 and April 24.  The attack was...

Tenafly Public Schools Canceled Finals After Ransomware Attack

Jackie Roman reported this on June 9: Tenafly Public Schools went back to the basics this week — using overhead projectors, paper, pencils and hands-on activities in classrooms — when a ransomware attack crippled the district’s computer system. Final exams were also canceled for all of the district’s high school students as the Bergen...

ALPHV threat actors claim to have attacked Plainedge Public Schools

ALPHV threat actors (also known as BlackCat) have added a Long Island school district to their leak site:  Plainedge Public Schools. The ransomware group has not started leaking any databases, but warns the district that they will if they do not hear from them.   The district consists of the Charles E. Schwarting Elementary...