Malware

Eight arrested for hacking bank accounts using ‘Nepali Keti’ app

Republica reports: Police have apprehended eight people involved in withdrawing hundreds of thousands of rupees by hacking bank accounts using an app called ‘Nepali Keti’. According to the police, the group of people used to get access to vital information of anyone who opened the app and then exploited the data to empty the...

Au: Black and White Cabs booking service offline after cyber attack

Michelle Tapper reports: A cyber attack on Black and White Cabs has shut down the company’s phone and online booking system. Suspicious activity was detected by staff on Wednesday morning and a “serious threat” to the company was determined in the afternoon. Black and White Cabs has confirmed that a CryptoLocker virus has infiltrated...

UK: Counter-attacking ransomware hackers

Thomas Rudkin of Farrer & Co writes: There is a developing line of cases in England & Wales where those who have been subject to a ransomware attack take action against the hackers through the civil courts. The question is why bother and what is the best way to go about this if that...

Ransomware attack on Appui Santé Nord Finistère locked files and deleted some archives

This sounds like a crippling #ransomware attack on the Association Appui Santé Nord Finistère. Translation of  part of the article reads: “Appui Santé Nord Finistère has personal health data, because of its activity which includes those of the Coordination Support System (DAC), the Cancer Coordination Center of Ponant (3C) and the Local Gerontological Information...

Nantucket Public Schools closed following ransomware attack

Irene Rotondo reports: Nantucket Public Schools were closed early on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as an online ransomware attack overtook the entire island’s public school internet system, according to an email sent Tuesday morning from the Nantucket schools’ superintendent obtained by MassLive. Nantucket Superintendent Elizabeth Hallett wrote in the message, “Earlier this morning, we discovered that...

Atlantic General Hospital experiences ransomware event

Sarah Ash reports: Atlantic General Hospital experienced what’s being called a ransomware event Monday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson told 47 ABC that the cause of the disruption is being investigated. Network outages did occur but we’re told patient interruption was limited. The hospital Emergency Room is continuing to receive and treat patients and will...

Bits ‘n Pieces (Trozos y Piezas)

BR: Instituto Federal Do Pará Attack Claimed By BlackCat The Instituto Federal Do Pará (IFPA) is a public education institution in Brazil. On January 21, it was added to the leaks site of the AlphV (BlackCat) group with a message saying, “The guys decided to ignore our ransom demands, so the data of their...

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...