Tag Archives: ransomware

  • WannaCry Ransomware

    On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding ransom payments ($300 worth in bitcoin) in the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 28 languages The attack affected Telef√≥nica and several other large companies in Spain, as well as parts of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), […]

  • Ransomware locks up San Francisco public transportation ticket machines

    Black Friday was a dark day for San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, as an apparent crypto-ransomware infection spread across the Muni system’s networks, taking down ticketing for Muni’s train stations and systems used to manage the city’s buses. The operator of the ransomware demanded $73,000 in exchange for restoration of Muni’s data, according to a […]

  • Ransomware Raises The Bar Again

    Ransomware just got even more real: it’s now the number one attack vector in the financial services sector, which traditionally has been considered a model industry for best security practices. Some 55% of financial services firms recently surveyed by SANS report ransomware as the top attack threat, followed by phishing (50%), which previously held the […]