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US libraries hit by ransomware attack

Hackers gain control of the servers of 17 Missouri libraries, demanding ransoms to restore data.
BBC News

Cybereason Survey Finds More Than Half of the Citizens in the United States Have Never Heard of Ransomware

A survey by Cybereason of consumers finds that the majority aren't aware of ransomware and don't realize ransomware attacks reached epidemic stages in 2016. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2017 On..

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KillDisk cyber sabotage tool evolves into ransomware

A malicious program called KillDisk that has been used in the past to wipe data from computers during cyberespionage attacks is now encrypting files and asking for an unusually large..
PC World

The year ransomware became one of the top threats to enterprises

On Feb. 5, employees at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, started having network access problems that prevented electronic communications. Over the next few days, they..
PC World

Cybereason Declares War on Ransomware with Launch of RansomFree

Cybereason launches its free ransomware-blocking software, able to defend against new types of ransomware attacks, as part of its mission to eliminate global cyber crime. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December..

Fighting ransomware in the cloud

A recent survey of 500 businesses revealed that nearly half were brought to a standstill by a ransomware attack within the last 12 months. Ransomware is malware that installs covertly on a victim's..

United States: Preparing For A Ransomware Attack - Orrick

Ransomware is one of the rising scourges of the business world, with approximately 50% of U.S. companies reporting being hit with a ransomware attack in the past year, according to a recent study.

San Francisco Metro Hackers Threatening to Leak Customer, Contracts Info

san francisco metro hackers threatening to leak customer, contracts info
​The San Francisco transit system (MUNI) suffered a ransomware attack the last weekend, and all its systems got infected with malware that eventually led to everyone getting free rides on Friday..

San Francisco Muni says server data not accessed in ransomware hit

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said late Monday that no data had been accessed from its servers in a ransomware attack on the Muni transit system and the agency has never considered..
PC World

Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

For all Muni Metro riders knew, free light-rail rides Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. [...] officials shut down the system’s ticket machines and opened the fare..

San Francisco's public railway system hit by hackers

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it decided to open the gates at underground stations of its light rail system Friday and Saturday after detecting a "ransomware" attack aimed at..
SFGate Also reported by •SeattlePI.comRaw Story

Weekend of free rides follows ransomware attack on Bay Area transit

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is the latest of several institutions to experienced a ransomware attack on computer systems.
Christian Science Monitor

San Francisco public transit system says ransomware attack contained

(Reuters) - San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency said it has contained a cyber attack that disrupted some internal computer systems including email, but did not affect transit services.

If you're going to San Francisco be sure to travel free with ransomware

The Muni public transport system in San Francisco has been hit by a major ransomware attack over the weekend that left the network having to give passengers free travel. It's estimated that around..

San Francisco transit struck by ransomware attack, commuters ride for free

san francisco transit struck by ransomware attack, commuters ride for free
Travelers using services operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority were able to ride for free on Saturday, after the organization's computer network was hit by a ransomware attack.
Digital Trends

Almost half of businesses have suffered a ransomware attack in the last year

A new survey of over 500 businesses in the US, UK, France and Germany shows that in the last 12 months, 48 percent have fallen victim to a ransomware campaign, with 81 percent having suffered three or..

United States: Ransomware: To Pay Or Not To Pay? - Fenwick & West LLP

Ultimately, when it comes to dealing with ransomware, avoiding an attack in the first place cures all.

Datto Launches Ransomware Protection to Proactively Respond to Rising Malware Threat

Datto unveils automatic ransomware detection and recovery for small, midsized businesses Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 02, 2016 Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for..

Ransomware: The Next Big Automotive Cybersecurity Threat?

ransomware: the next big automotive cybersecurity threat?
- Dozens of researchers have now shown that it’s possible to hack into a car and commandeer its controls. But in the real world, such dire automotive cyberattacks have yet to..
Car and Driver

Workers in London's financial centre are being bombarded with ransomware

workers in london's financial centre are being bombarded with ransomware
People who work in the City of London, the UK capital's financial centre, are being targeted by a specific kind of computer attack that holds digital files to ransom. Cybersecurity company..
Business Insider

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