Cancer Patient Sues over Ransomware Attack

Philip BaderCybersecurity

The risks to organizations from a ransomware attack generally focus on familiar issues. Successful attacks can cripple an organization’s ability to function. They can lead to the loss of intellectual property and lower profits because of downtime. They can even affect business reputations. Recent developments in Ireland suggest that costly court battles might have to be added to this list. … Read More

Microsoft Warns of Evolving LemonDuck Threat

Philip BaderCybersecurity

Cryptocurrency has become an increasingly pervasive topic in recent years, as much for the volatility of its market value as for its connection to organized cybercrime. It is the currency of choice for ransomware attackers, so much so that some countries, particularly China, have taken steps to curb or ban the use of cryptocurrency. Others, such as the European Union, … Read More

Anti-Ransomware Site Saves Victims Millions

Philip BaderCybersecurity

The online portal No More Ransom, a group dedicated to helping targets of ransomware attacks recover encrypted data without giving in to ransom demands, has helped save more than six million victims nearly €1 billion in its five years in operation. In a press release issued on July 26 to mark the fifth anniversary of the group, Europol praised the … Read More

Hackers Target WV Unemployment Service

Robert LilesCybersecurity

It is practically inevitable that at some point in life, almost everyone will need to perform a job search. For first-time jobseekers, people re-entering the workforce after an extended hiatus, those unemployed after a layoff or termination, and those attempting to enter a new industry the job search can be particularly frustrating and defeating. Whether a person needs a job, … Read More

Cryptocurrency Fuels ‘Digital Extortion Engine’

Philip BaderCybersecurity

For many, the attraction of cryptocurrency lies partly in the fact that it is anonymous and decentralized. Ownership is determined by a series of peer-to-peer public transactions recorded in the blockchain transparently but without any details of an owner’s personal identity. The lack of centralized regulation or supervision, coupled with the anonymity of crypto transactions make it a popular form … Read More