Malware

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems. The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack’s aftermath, which includes shutting down its...

University of York hit by cyber-attack – personal details of students and staff may have been stolen

Daniel Willers has coverage on the Blackbaud ransomware attack, noted previously on this site: The University of York has launched an investigation after personal details of students, staff and alumni may have been stolen by hackers. It said Blackbaud, which provides a customer relationship management system for the university, was hit by a ransomware attack...

TX: County judge: Public’s info compromised in REvil cyberattack

Megan Gray-Hatfield reports: A cyberattack on the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office compromised people’s personal information, County Judge Jason Brinkley said. A press release issued Monday, July 20, states a ransomware attack on the county’s information system for the CCSO on July 4 resulted in a data breach of personal identification information. Read more on...

Argentinian telecom supposedly hit by a crypto ransomware

Ali Raza reports: A string of massive hacking attacks that are related to cryptocurrencies one way or another continues. Last week, the biggest such hack saw the attackers hijack numerous highly-visible accounts to promote a Bitcoin scam. Today, new reports indicate that Argentina’s largest Telecom fell victim to ransomware that demands a massive ransom. According...