Malware

NY: Floral Park-Bellerose school district hit with ransomware attack

Elliott Weld reports: Floral Park-Bellerose school district officials announced at their Board of Education meeting Monday that the district’s computer system had been infected with a type of malware known as “ransomware,” impeding its progress in delivering virtual education to students. Read more on The Island Now. The report does not indicate what type...

GA: Jekyll Island Authority computer system infiltrated in ransomware attack

The Brunswick News reports: Jekyll Island Authority fell victim last week to a ransomware attack that has since been mostly addressed. JIA Executive Director Jones Hooks informed the authority’s board at its monthly meeting Tuesday that JIA computer systems were infected by a ransomware attack designed to damage or gain unauthorized access to the system. “All of...

“LockBit” Launches Ransomware Blog, Blackmails Two Companies

Gemini Advisory reports: Gemini Advisory’s analysts uncovered a September 14, 2020 post on a Russian-language dark web forum by a cybercriminal group operating under the moniker “LockBit,” in which they advertised starting their own blog under the same name. LockBit is a Russian-language ransomware team, alongside “REvil”/”Sodinokibi” and “Maze,” that advertises its services on Russian-language dark...