A WannaCry outbreak has hit unpatched Windows 7 systems at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., crippling its factories. The world's largest chipmaker, which traced the infection to a new software tool that it failed to scan for malware before installation, says the outbreak could cost it $170 million.
The cost of the city of Atlanta's mitigation and subsequent IT overhaul following a massive SamSam ransomware infection in March could reach $17 million, of which $6 million has already been budgeted for new devices, security enhancements as well as upgrades, according to news reports.
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A "local network breakdown" - reportedly caused by a ransomware infection - led Chinese shipping giant Cosco to shut down all networks for its offices in the United States and seven other countries while it scrubbed and restored systems.
Since 2015, Sophos has investigated the SamSam ransomware campaign, and it has just released its findings in a new report. What can you learn from SamSam attackers' unique tools, techniques and protocols? Chester Wisniewski of Sophos shares insight.
Medical testing laboratory firm LabCorp is still working to fully recover systems functionality nearly a week after a cyberattack that the company now claims involved "a new variant" of ransomware. What can other organizations do to avoid becoming the next victim?
Medical laboratory testing firm LabCorp is investigating a weekend cyberattack on its IT network, which resulted in the company taking certain processes offline. The attack is just the latest cyber assault on the healthcare sector.
Traditional server security controls were not built for ransomware, cryptojacking and other modern attacks. Paul Murray of Sophos discusses deep learning, anti-exploit technology and other key elements of the new wave of server defenses.
A coding mistake by an electronic health records vendor has resulted in a data breach impacting thousands of United Kingdom patients. But the incident also serves as a reminder to healthcare entities in the U.S. and elsewhere about the variety of data privacy and security risks vendors can pose.
If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. Numerous studies have found that the most seen malware attacks today are designed for cryptojacking. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out.
Ransomware alone cost organizations an estimated $1 billion in 2016, up from $24 million in 2015 and there is no end in sight for 2017! Ransomware, business email compromise, and spearphishing are serious problems that can steal your data, intercept funds, and disable access to your organization's network.
As a security leader, you're faced with a tough choice. Even as you increase your budget for sophisticated security software, your exposure to cybercrime keeps going up! IT security seems to be a race between effective technology and clever attack methods. However, there's an often overlooked security layer that can...
The recent escalating ransomware attacks have shown that no organization is safe and the effects of those attacks can be devastating. By many reports, ransomware has been already responsible for causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with no end in sight.
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Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in certain industries an attack is considered a data breach. Phishing emails, compromised websites and free...