Ramsomware Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on Ransomware issues from industry experts New Net Technologies.

The latest report published by the New Zealand Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) found that the country experienced its highest ever recorded quarterly financial losses due to cybercrime in Q2. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg claimed this week that a serious cyberattack on one member country would trigger a response from all member countries. 

Trend Micro recently releases its 2019 Mid Year Security Roundup: Evasive Threats, Pervasive Effective and found that organizations are dealing with a wide range of security threats, from ransomware and malware to phishing and high impact vulnerabilities. 

Texas’ Department of Information Resources (DIR) launched an investigation into the attacks once they learned of the incident this week. Based on the collected evidence, cyber security officials suspect the attacks to be orchestrated by a single person where the bad actor encrypted files and appended the .JSE extension to the encrypted files.

The city of Naples in Florida is the latest city to be hit by hackers in a targeted spear-phishing campaign. 

Lousiana Governor John Del Edwards declared a statewide cybersecurity emergency yesterday in response to an ongoing malware attack that struck three public school districts in Northern Louisiana. 

A second Florida city has opted to pay a ransom demand to hackers after they took control of the city's municipal computer systems. 

The Florida city of Riviera Beach has agreed to pay cybercriminals who encrypted computer systems with ransomware $600,000 in order to regain access. 

It’s been two years since the initial WannaCry ransomware outbreak, but researchers are warning that hundreds of thousands of incidents are still being detected globally.  

MegaCortex is described by security researchers as a new, highly targeted ransomware variant that contains numerous references to the '90s cult film The Matrix.

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