Airport Vendor Faces Lawsuit over Data Breach

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On any given day, airport terminals are filled with tourists ambling through corridors alongside busy business travelers; some people find themselves with ample time to kill, whereas others are in a full sprint to make tight connections. Even though the COVID pandemic heavily reduced air travel, millions of passengers still transited through US airports in the last year. Airports may … Read More

Is Agriculture the Next Big Ransomware Target?

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Food and agriculture might not immediately stand out as sectors of the economy at high risk of cyberattacks. But a private industry notification issued last week by the FBI warns that cyber criminal threat actors have increasingly targeted the nation’s food supply via attacks on small farms, agricultural corporations, manufacturers, and other affiliated organizations. Agriculture is a critical industry, and … Read More

Cancer Patient Sues over Ransomware Attack

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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

Anti-Ransomware Site Saves Victims Millions

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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

Cryptocurrency Fuels ‘Digital Extortion Engine’

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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