Malware

The ransomware attack that stole Christmas in Arkansas

Catalin Cimpanu has an update on a disastrous ransomware attack previously noted involving The Heritage Company in Arkansas. As previously reported, the firm shut down on December 23 for what they hoped would be a temporary closure while they worked to recover from a ransomware attack. Their unexpected closure suddenly left 300 employees without paid...

MI: Hackers demand Richmond Community Schools to pay $10,000 in Bitcoin

Kate Raymond reports: Richmond Community Schools were scheduled to reopen from Winter Break on Thursday January 2, 2020. They had to postpone due to a hacking incident that occurred on their server. Richmond Community School’s IT department noticed the hack had occurred on December 27, 2019. And yes, the district has refused to pay the...

Travelex suspends services after malware attack

Zack Whittaker reports: Travelex,  a major international foreign currency exchange, has confirmed it has suspended some services after it was hit by malware on December 31. The London-based company, which operates more than 1,500 stores globally, said it took systems offline “as a precautionary measure in order to protect data” and to stop the...

TX: Landry’s notifies customers of payment card data breach

Their press release: Landry’s, Inc. (“Landry’s”) takes the security of payment card data very seriously. Years ago (beginning in 2016), Landry’s installed a payment processing solution that uses end-to-end encryption technology at all Landry’s owned locations. Landry’s is notifying customers of an incident that it recently identified and addressed involving payment cards that, in...