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Ransomware

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

DHS on Ransomware Protection: Separate Backups, Security Training Key

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides security guidance to help organizations protect their data & networks against ransomware attacks.

LockerGoga Ransomware: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

LockerGoga ransomware warning arrives from the Center for Internet Security Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

Albany Ransomware Attack: Malware Hits New York State’s Capital City

Albany, New York, ransomware attack confirmed by Mayor Kathleen Sheehan. Malware hits Albany police department computer systems, reports assert.

LockerGoga Ransomware Victims: Dozens of Industrial, Manufacturing Firms

LockerGoga ransomware virus hits Norsk Hydro, Hexion, Momentive and additional chemical, industrial & manufacturing companies. Hydro’s initial cleanup cost: $40 million.

Norsk Hydro LockerGoga Ransomware Attack: Business Recovery Update

Norsk Hydro explains the LockerGoga ransomware attack, business recovery efforts, and the status of various systems.

GandCrab Ransomware Targets MSPs in Criminal Franchisee Scheme

GandCrab ransomware is making life miserable for some MSPs. Bitdefender & Sophos explain the risks, and Bitdefender offers a decryptor utility tool to help partners.

Ransomware Attack: Georgia County Suffers Cyberattack, Pays $400,000

Jackson County, Georgia officials pay cybercriminals $400,000 after hackers used a ransomware attack in March to deactivate the county’s computer systems.

Hackers Target Particular ConnectWise Plugin to Kaseya VSA Platform

Fewer than 130 MSPs worldwide were at risk. But an unknown number of end-customer systems got attacked. it’s a timely reminder for MSPs to carefully maintain their own infrastructure and vendors’ software updates.

Matrix Ransomware Potentially Dangerous, Sophos Warns

A little seen, low-key ransomware dubbed Matrix has the potential to disrupt networks on a wide scale, security software specialist Sophos warned in a new research report.

Maryland Police Department: Ransomware Attack ‘Worst’ in Its History

The Salisbury, Maryland Police Department experiences a ransomware attack in which a hacker locks down its network files & demands money to recover them.