Malware

Inside “Phobos” Ransomware: “Dharma” Past & Underground

Bridgit Sullivan writes: Phobos is a type of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) ransomware that was first seen in October 2017 but became increasingly active in 2019. Also referred to as Phobos NextGen or Phobos Not Dharma, Phobos ransomware is extremely similar to the Dharma and Crysis ransomware family due to the same Dharma codebase....

Blackbaud believes your data is safe from further misuse. Do you?

You may have seen a number of headlines from schools and non-profits disclosing that their students or donors’ information was impacted by a May, 2020 ransomware incident at UK software firm,  Blackbaud. According to Blackbaud’s notice: Prior to our locking the cybercriminal out, the cybercriminal removed a copy of a subset of data from...

Keizer discloses costs of recovering from recent ransomware attack

When Keizer, Oregon was attacked in June with ransomware, the attackers demanded $48,000, and the city paid. Now Keizer Times reports that the costs of recovering city data and preventing future digital strikes have already exceeded $60,000. Among the costs, which will be detailed more at a later date: — To handle negotiations with...