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Ransomware

Ransomware incidents along with prevention, mitigation and recovery products for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Recovery Costs Skyrocket

Atlanta likely needs another $9.5 million to recover from a March 2018 ransomware attack, city officials now estimate. It may be the most damaging and costly cyberattack ever against a U.S. municipality.

Root Access and Ransomware: Investigators Find Surprising Results

Trustwave investigates hacker incidents in which attackers gained root — or administrative-level access — to a company’s network to install ransomware.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Delays City’s 2019 Budget Process

A March ransomware attack has delayed the City of Atlanta’s 2019 budget process & various computer systems are still affected by the cybersecurity incident.

Kaspersky: SynAck Ransomware Uses Doppelgänging Anti-Detection Technique

Cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Lab finds a SynAck ransomware variant that uses an anti-detection technique to bypass modern security solutions.

Ransomware Hackers Hit Ukraine’s Energy Ministry Website

Hackers dismantled Ukraine’s energy ministry website on Tuesday, encrypting files in a targeted ransomware attack that officials deemed an “isolated incident.”

City of Atlanta Spends Nearly $2.7M on Ransomware Attack Recovery

The City of Atlanta government has spent approximately $2.7 million to address a ransomware attack that affected multiple applications & client devices. Top 100 MSSPs SecureWorks and EY apparently assisted the recovery efforts.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Recovery: Cybersecurity Questions Linger

Amid Atlanta’s ransomware recovery efforts, two new reports claim the city knew it was exposed & could have done more to shore up its cyber defenses ahead of last week’s attack.

Boeing Suffers Limited WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Boeing suffers WannaCry malware attack, but the ransomware virus caused minimal damage at the aerospace giant, reports suggest.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Update: Secureworks CEO Joins Investigation

Atlanta officials advise city employees to turn on their computers after a ransomware attack & hire CEO of MSSP Secureworks to investigate the incident.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Update: City Refuses Cyber Kidnappers Demands, Still Assessing Damage

A ransomware attack that hit Atlanta’s network infrastructure late last week continues to plague the city. Here’s which Atlanta city applications are working, and which are infected with the malware.