Heartless hackers recently held 10 U.S. hospitals and the lives of sick people at ransom. For $18,500 US, they endangered Washington and Baltimore patients by infecting key medical systems. The hackers did this by targeting and infecting the hospital’s not-for-profit parent organization, MedStar, with a nasty new ransomware. The ransomware—Samsam—requires no human interaction to activate. Unlike most
Double-trouble Ransomware ‘Petya’ and ‘Mischa’ throw out the rulebook; targets businesses, HR Employees and IT support.
If you’re familiar with Ransomware, you know its organized crime. Hackers target your precious data, encrypting and locking it behind a passkey only they have. You pay the ransom, you get the key and your data back. Usually, it’s in the hacker’s best interest to follow through. They don’t want word to get around that
It’s 4.55 PM on a Friday afternoon. You’re just about to clock off and go have a hard-earned beer, when a user calls your IT help-desk saying he can’t access any of his files and keeps getting a pop-up message that won’t go away. Already, your blood is starting to run cold, but just as you
Server backups are important. You know it. We know it. But when considering why your business needs to make frequent, effective backups the thought of organized crime usually doesn’t enter the equation. No, we’re not talking Sopranos bust-your-kneecaps style organized crime. Your server backups aren’t going to stop horse heads turning up between the