Malware

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...

VA sending letter to 1,501 Montana vets about business associate ransomware incident

The Great Falls Tribune reports: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration on Thursday announced actions taken to protect veterans’ personal information following a recent privacy breach involving files from the Montana VA Health Care System. Officials said they were notified June 4, by former contractor Benefits Recovery Specialists Inc. of “a...

Es: Adif hit by cyberattack

Some people might remind us all that threat actors don’t need the media giving them free publicity, but the public is still interested in knowing about what impacts them. And attacks on infrastructure tend to be newsworthy. David Burroughs reports: Spanish infrastructure manager Adif has been hit by a cyberattack in which hackers have...