Malware

WV: Recovery continues in Wood County schools after 2019 ransomware attack

Shauna Johnson reports: The new year is underway in public schools in Wood County with recovery work still continuing following last fall’s ransomware attack that knocked the entire school system offline. “Everything’s up and running at this time, but we’re still working through a couple of kinks in our technological systems,” Will Hosaflook, Wood County...

Sodinokibi Ransomware Publishes Stolen Data for the First Time

It seems like the ransomware business model is evolving rapidly.  Lawrence Abrams reports: For the first time, the operators behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware have released files stolen from one of their victims because a ransom was not paid in time. Since last month, the representatives of the Sodinokibi, otherwise known as REvil, have publicly stated that they would...

Hackers attack City of Dawson Creek’s computer systems

Andrew Kurjata reports: The City of Dawson Creek says its computer systems were hacked Thursday in an apparent ransomware attack. In a notice posted online, Mayor Dale Bumstead said city files were temporarily encrypted, making them impossible to access. Read more on CBC News.

Hackers demand ransom payments from patients of Florida provider

MacKenzie Garrity reports: Patients of Richard Davis, MD, have reported that they have received ransom demands from a cybercriminal who threatens to release their public information if they don’t pay the demand. Dr. Davis is the owner of The Center for Facial Restoration in Miramar, Fla. In November, he discovered that his server had...