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Cybersecurity Breaches and Attacks

MSSP Alert’s news coverage and analysis of cybersecurity breaches and attacks — including hackers, malware, viruses, worms, ransomware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), phishing, stolen passwords, social engineering and more.

Baltimore Schools Ransomware Attack Recovery Status Update

Ransomware attacks Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Schools closed amid malware recovery effort. Unclear if MSSPs & third-party forensics investigators are assisting.

SonicWall Research: Ransomware, IoT Malware Attacks on the Rise

The volume of global ransomware & Internet of Things (IoT) malware attacks rose in the third quarter of 2020, research from SonicWall Capture Labs shows.

Report: Hackers Claim to Pilfer 34 Million Records from 17 Databases

Hackers are selling some 34 million user records held in databases they claim have been ripped off from 17 companies in data breaches, BleepingComputer reports.

Tyler Technologies Ransomware Attack: $1.5M In Lost Revenue

A ransomware attack vs. Tyler Technologies ($TYL) caused the government software & IT services provider to lose $1.5 million in services revenue, Tyler discloses.

Toy Maker Mattel Discloses, Mitigates Ransomware Attack

Mattel discloses July 2020 ransomware attack, though it sounds like the toy maker successfully mitigated the malware attack. Potential MSSP assistance not mentioned.

Ransomware Attacks Montreal Transit System: Cybercriminals Demand $2.8M

Cybercriminals recently launched a ransomware attack against the Société de transport de Montreal (STM) website & requested a $2.8 million ransom payment.

Report: Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from Wisconsin GOP’s Trump Re-Election Campaign

Hackers stole some $2.3 million from the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s campaign to re-elect President Trump, a report said.

Microsoft, Partners, Feds Dismantle Trickbot Network Before Elections

How Microsoft, security companies & U.S. Cyber Command delivered Russian-linked Trickbot operation a serious blow.

Google Android Ransomware Attacks: Microsoft Describes Mobile Device Risks

How ransomware targets Google Android-based mobile devices through legitimate-looking apps, according to Microsoft research findings & analysis.

Software AG: Clop Ransomware Attack Recovery Update

Clop ransomware attacks Software AG. Help desk & internal communications are down. Hackers demanded $20M. Software AG discloses recovery effort updates.