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Alabama hospitals pay criminals for decryption key after ransomware attack

Published on: 8 Oct 2019

Alabama’s DCH Health System chose to pay a ransom after a ransomware attack last week prompted the shutdown of three hospitals, denying healthcare to patients and forcing...


Does Your Business Have a Cybersecurity Weak Spot?

Published on: 7 Oct 2019

26% of IT professionals believe that they could currently be undergoing a breach without even knowing it. This is according to Bitdefender’s recent Hacked Off! report which looked at the weaknesses, stress points and strategy when it comes to cybersecurity in organisations. The weak spots revealed are particularly interesting because it highlights the areas which are most vulnerable for organisations as well as the things that are keeping IT professionals up at night – unsurprisingly, there were quite a few.


eGobbler infects more than 1 billion ads in worldwide campaign

Published on: 7 Oct 2019

The eGobbler malvertising threat actor has made a return, this time exploiting a WebKit vulnerability used primarily by iPhone's Safari browser. Security researchers from Confiant estimate up to 1.16 billion impressions have been compromised...


Three Alabama Hospitals Hit by Ryuk Ransomware; Ambulances Turned Away

Published on: 4 Oct 2019

A Ryuk ransomware attack compromised three hospitals in Alabama's DCH Health System on Oct. 1, forcing doctors to turn away non-critical patients and obliging ambulances to seek other hospitals. The attack hit the DCH Regional Medical Center...


World of Warcraft’s suspected DDoS attacker has been arrested

Published on: 25 Sep 2019

Blizzard, the developers of World of Warcraft Classic, has revealed that a person suspected of orchestrating a disruptive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the games' servers has been arrested. In a Blizzard forum post...


15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password required

Published on: 20 Sep 2019

Once again concerns are being raised about the sorry state of IoT security, after a security researcher discovered over 15,000 private webcams that have been left wide open for anyone with an internet account to monitor. Avishai Efrat, a white hat researcher working for WizCase, identified thousands of unsecured webcam video feeds are being broadcast...


If you have any of these 24 Android apps installed, delete them now!

Published on: 13 Sep 2019

Security researchers are sounding the alarm over 24 Android apps laced with a stealthy trojan that signs you up for a costly subscription without your permission. If you’ve downloaded any of the 24 apps, delete them now and check your bank...


Ransomware gang demands $5.3 million from New Bedford; city restores from backup instead

Published on: 6 Sep 2019

A ransomware gang looking to get rich overnight went to the city of New Bedford with a demand of $5.3 million after infecting the municipality’s systems. The criminals refused a counter-offer that would make many hackers drool. And instead ended...


Apple update kills iOS 12 jailbreak

Published on: 28 Aug 2019

The anonymous hacker who jailbroke iOS 12.4 via a recycled bug has confirmed on Twitter that Apple’s latest update for iPhones and iPads kills the jailbreak.


Power plant workers in Ukraine caught using nuclear energy to mine cryptocurrency

Published on: 28 Aug 2019

Despite losing some steam in recent times, the cryptocurrency mining craze is still alive and kicking. Ukrainian local media reports that workers at a nuclear power plant have been caught mining cryptocurrency using the electrical power “freely” available to them from the very nuclear plant they worked at.