NEWS


Atlanta spent $2.6M to recover from a $52,000 ransomware scare

04/28/2018

THE CITY OF Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million on emergency efforts to respond to a ransomware attack that destabilized municipal operations last month.


Ransomware keeps its hold on your data, Verizon says

04/10/2018

The company’s annual data breach report shows hacking attacks that take your files away got worse in the past year. They doubled and got more sophisticated.


Cyberattack disrupted Baltimore emergency responders

03/28/2018

An attack which lasted 17 hours forced responders to switch to manual methods.


Ransomware virus hits Boeing, affecting "small number of systems"

03/28/2018

American plane manufacturer Boeing announced that it "detected a limited intrusion of malware" that infiltrated "a small number of systems."


Atlanta computer systems held hostage in ransomware attack

03/22/2018

Files on city computer systems have been encrypted, according to a ransom note that demands payment in bitcoin.


The "Petya" ransomware attack has hit over 12,000 machines in around 65 countries including the United States.

06/28/2017

It infects a network and then encrypts files on computers making them unusable, and demands that people pay $300 in bitcoin to unclock them.


The WannaCry ransomware worldwide cyberattack by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments.

05/12/2017

The attack began on Friday, 12 May 2017, and within a day was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries.


How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

09/03/2016

One cybersecurity firm estimates that extortive attacks now cost small and medium companies at least $75 billion in expenses and lost productivity each year. Based on an estimate an hour of inactivity costs small companies an average of $8,581 per hour.