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  1. Finnish IT giant TietoEVRY discloses ransomware attack Finnish IT services giant TietoEVRY has suffered a ransomware attack that forced them to disconnect clients' services. TietoEVRY is a Finnish software development and IT services company that employs 24,000 people throughout 80 countries. The company earned €2.95 billion in revenue for 2019. On Monday, TietoEVRY experienced technical issues for 25 customers in the retail, manufacturing, and service-related industries, which was later learned to be caused by a ransomware attack. A
  2. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification giant hit by ransomware UL LLC, better known as Underwriters Laboratories, has suffered a ransomware attack that encrypted its servers and caused them to shut down systems while they recover. UL is the largest and oldest safety certification company in the United States, with 14,000 employees and offices in over 40 countries. If you have ever looked at the back of an electric appliance, laptop, TV remote, lightbulb, or even your Apple USB charger, the UL logo imprinted on the device is instantly recog
  3. Eye Care Practice: Vendor Paid Ransom for Return of Data Hackers Stole Patient and Employee Data of 2 Healthcare Organizations A California-based eye care provider – which also handles billing and other administrative services for a separate local surgery practice – says its online storage vendor was recently hit by hackers and paid a ransom for the return of patient data stolen from both entities. In a statement, Harvard Eye Associates says its unnamed storage vendor – "after consulting with cybersecurity experts and the FBI" – decided to pay t
  4. US cities disclose data breaches after vendor's ransomware attack A ransomware attack against the widely used payment processor ATFS has sparked data breach notifications from numerous cities and agencies within California and Washington. Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) is used by many cities and agencies in Washington and other US states as a payment processor and address verification service. As the data is used for billing and verifying customers and residents is wide and varied, this attack could have a massive and widespread impact.
  5. Chatham County rejects $2.4M cyberattack ransom. Sensitive files posted to Internet An investigation into October’s cyber attack on Chatham County’s computer network has uncovered personal information posted for sale on the “dark web.” The network was hit Oct. 28 with a DoppelPaymer ransomware that originated in a phishing email with a malicious attachment, County Manager Dan LaMontagne said. It encrypted much of the county’s network infrastructure and associated business systems, the county said in a news release. Staff was able to isolate the affected systems.
  6. French MNH health insurance company hit by RansomExx ransomware French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has suffered a ransomware attack that has severely disrupted the company's operations. BleepingComputer has learned. MNH is the first mutual insurance company in France to provide health insurance services, and plans focused on the health sector. The company's website is used by members to generate insurance quotes or to manage services and benefits. Since the attack, the mnh.fr website displays a
  7. Packaging giant WestRock revealed this week that the recent ransomware attack impacted the company’s IT and operational technology (OT) systems. American corrugated packaging company WestRock announced at the end of January that it was the victim of a ransomware attack that impacted its information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems. WestRock did not share details about the security incident, it only confirmed that its staff discovered the attack on January 23. The company reported the ransomware attack to law enforcement and notified its custom
  8. Mortgage loan servicing company discloses ransomware attack to multiple states A “sale pending” sign is displayed in front of a home for sale in San Rafael, California. Mortgage loan servicing company SN Servicing Corporation was hit by a ransomware attack on its systems, with billing statements and fee notices to customers compromised. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Mortgage loan servicing company SN Servicing Corporation notified at least two states in recent weeks of a ransomware attack on its systems. Filings submitt
  9. Trucking company Forward Air said its ransomware incident cost it $7.5 million Even if the company recovered from the ransomware attack, the incident left a mark on its Q4 2020 bottom line. Image: Forward Air Trucking and freight transportation logistics company Forward Air said a recent ransomware attack left a dent of $7.5 million in its Q4 financial results. The sum was described as a loss of revenue from its LTL (less-than-load) trucking business and not costs incurred from dealing with the incident. The losses stemmed "primarily b
  10. Netgain ransomware incident impacts local governments The ransomware incident that Netgain, a provider of managed IT services, had late last year rippled onto its customers. Now, Ramsey County, Minnesota, is informing clients of the Family Health Division program that the hackers may have accessed personal data. The government of Ramsey County learned about the potential breach on December 2, 2020, when Netagin let them know of the attack and the impact it could have. Thousands of clients affected "Netgain determined that the ransomware incident af
  11. Serco confirms Babuk ransomware attack Outsourcing firm was hit by the ransomware last week but insists most of its operations are running as normal Outsourcing giant Serco has confirmed that parts of its infrastructure in mainland Europe have been hit by a double extortion ransomware attack from the emergent Babuk group, but the parts of its operation relating to the NHS Test and Trace programme are unaffected. The Babuk gang claimed the attack on Thursday 25 October, according to information shared with Computer Weekly, but Serco did not publicly ack
  12. Ransomware Disrupts Operations at Packaging Giant WestRock Incident is another reminder of how vulnerable OT environments are to attack, security experts say. Operations at $17 billion packaging firm WestRock were disrupted Saturday by a ransomware attack that impacted both its IT and operational technology (OT) networks. The attack has already caused, and will likely continue to cause, delays in some parts of the company's business, WestRock announced on Monday, without offering any details regarding the nature of the attack or the disruptions. "We are
  13. Pan-Asian retail giant Dairy Farm suffers REvil ransomware attack Source: Wing1990hk Massive pan-Asian retail chain operator Dairy Farm Group was attacked this month by the REvil ransomware operation. The attackers claim to have demanded a $30 million ransom. The Dairy Farm Group operates over 10,000 outlets and has 230,000 employees throughout Asia. In 2019, the Dairy Farm Group's total annual sales exceeded $27 billion. The group operates numerous grocery, convenience store, health and beauty, home furnishing, and restaurant brands in Asi
  14. French Car Renting Service ‘UCAR’ Victimized by Ransomware Actors UCAR announced a successful cyberattack that had no impact on its operations whatsoever. From what can be deduced, the firm was hit by ransomware actors, so this may have a follow-up soon. If the hackers managed to exfiltrate client data, that would include very sensitive information. ‘UCAR,’ the French car rental platform that operates a network of over 150 agencies in mainland France and overseas territories, has announced the news about a cyber-attack that took place at the
  15. Cyber criminals publish more than 4,000 stolen Sepa files Cyber criminals who stole thousands of digital files belonging to environmental regulator Sepa have published them on the internet. The public body had about 1.2GB of data stolen from its digital systems on Christmas Eve. Sepa rejected a ransom demand for the attack, which has been claimed by the international Conti ransomware group. Contracts, strategy documents and databases are among the 4,000 files released.
  16. Swanky Wentworth golf club hacked, details of 4000 members stolen in ransomware attack Members of one of England’s most exclusive golf clubs has warned its 4000 members that their personal details may have fallen into the hands of hackers following a ransomware attack. The prestigious private Wentworth golf and country club, whose members include high profile celebrities, sports stars, and top business people, has sent out an email offering its “profuse apologies” after its members’ list was accessed by cybercriminals. However, according to The
  17. Scotland environmental regulator hit by ‘ongoing’ ransomware attack The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed on Thursday that some of its contact center, internal systems, processes and internal communications were affected following a ransomware attack that took place on Christmas Eve. "SEPA confirms ongoing ransomware attack likely to be by international serious and organised cyber-crime groups intent on disrupting public services and extorting public funds," the agency said. SEPA added that, after isolating the compromised systems
  18. Dassault Falcon Jet reports data breach after ransomware attack Dassault Falcon Jet has disclosed a data breach that may have led to the exposure of personal information belonging to current and former employees, as well as their spouses and dependents. Dassault Falcon Jet is the US subsidiary of French aerospace company Dassault Aviation which designs and builds military aircraft, business jets, and space systems. The Dassault subsidiary has 2,453 employees and it is focused on marketing and providing aviation and maintenance services fo
  19. Funke Media Group suffers nationwide ransomware attack in Germany On December 22, Germany’s third largest publisher fell victim to a cyberattack that affected systems in offices all around the country. The Funke Media Group publishes dozens of newspapers, like Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, and Bergedorfer Zeitung, as well as magazines, several local radio stations, and online news portals. It reaches over 3 million readers on a daily basis. The impact of the ransomware attack The attack hindered work at the newspaper editorial offices and halted s
  20. The school district has been relying on virtual classes to teach students during the pandemic. But it decided to cancel classes today, citing a ransomware attack, which has shut down the district's IT systems. No school due to a ransomware attack? On Wednesday, a Maryland school district said it was canceling all classes precisely because of that. A ransomware strain has taken out the IT systems at Baltimore County Public Schools, which serves more than 11,500 students. “Due to issues with our network, all Baltimore County Public Schools and offices will b
  21. Campari has refused to engage with the ransomware gang and is restoring systems. Campari Group, the famed Italian beverage vendor behind brands like Campari, Cinzano, and Appleton, has been hit by a ransomware attack and has taken down a large part of its IT network. The attack took place last Sunday, on November 1, and has been linked to the RagnarLocker ransomware gang, according to a copy of the ransom note shared with ZDNet by a malware researcher who goes online by the name of Pancak3. The RagnarLocker gang is now trying
  22. Toymaker Mattel — maker of Barbie and Ken dolls – was the victim of a ransomware attack last July on its information technology systems and data on a number of systems was encrypted. The company said in a recent quarterly filing that it had contained the attack and although some business functions were temporarily impacted, the security team restored its operations. According to the filing, no sensitive business, retail customer, supplier, consumer, or employee data was exfiltrated. Although Mattel
  23. Norsk Hydro Calls Ransomware Attack ‘Severe’ When asked if the company plans to pay the ransom, its CFO said its main strategy is to use the backup data stored in the system. Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has fallen victim to a serious ransomware attack that has forced it to shut down or isolate several plants and send several more into manual mode, the company said on Tuesday morning. Oslo, Norway-based Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s lar
  24. An official update released by Baltimore city officials’ states that the ransomware attack which took place on May 2019 on the city’s database was due to the fact that most of the systems were operating on obsolete operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows Vista which are “extinct” as per the Windows Security Update center. Since the hackers who launched the attack used NSA discovered EternalBlue flaw to exploit the vulnerabilities in the XP and Vista systems the damage is said to have gone beyond their expectations. As the recovery estimate is said
  25. A hacker is holding computer systems belonging to the southern Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera, demanding a Bitcoin BTC ransom to unlock them, RFI reports. The ransomware attack, which reportedly began on Tuesday night, has already caused service outages for the city’s website. There’s currently no indication of the amount of Bitcoin the hacker is demanding. AFP notes that Spain‘s interior ministry has sent three computer experts to the city, the home of sherry, to help resolve the situation. The city’s mayor indicated th
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