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FBI Agents warned Wednesday, October 27, that a major ransomware assault is underway against American hospitals, some of which have already been attacked by a gang of cybercriminals. Ransomware is an increasing threat to US healthcare and has already cost hospitals tens of millions in recent years. A typical attack encrypts important data, such as …

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a warning advisory Wednesday night regarding ransomware activity targeting health care facilities. On Twitter, CISA said “there is an imminent and increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” “CISA, FBI, and (the Department of Health and Human Services) have credible information of an increased and …

Tyler Technologies reportedly paid the ransomware that locked up its internal network and downed its phone and email systems last month, according to a published report. Tech news website Bleeping Computer, citing a source, said the Plano, Texas provider of software to state, county, and municipal governments in all 50 states and around the world, …

[Records Exposed: Undisclosed  |  Industry: Government Service Providers  |  Type Of Attack: Ransomware/Perception Hack]  As election day draws near, a decidedly unnerving trend is emerging. Ransomware attacks, specifically those targeted toward government entities, are increasing at an alarming rate. The first two weeks of September brought with it seven new successful U.S. government ransomware attacks. …

The cyberattack against Tyler Technologies Wednesday had all the hallmarks of the ransomware strikes that have crippled massive systems integrators across the country this year, said Vitali Kremez, one of the top ethical hackers in the US. “That’s the flavor of the day for many breaches,” Kremez told CRN Thursday. “Criminals are not pursuing single …

Tyler Technologies, a Texas-based company that bills itself as the largest provider of software and technology services to the United States public sector, is battling a network intrusion that has disrupted its operations. The company declined to discuss the exact cause of the disruption, but their response so far is straight out of the playbook …

ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland announced this week that it was affected by a recent ransomware attack on Blackbaud Inc. Blackbaud hosts data for Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation. On July 16, Lakeland learned of the global data security attack, which was discovered and ended in May. The attack impacted Blackbaud clients worldwide, including thousands …

Shane Tolentino Columbia is the latest victim in an attack by a group of data hackers known as NetWalker that is threatening to publish students’ private data and sell their personal information on the dark web. NetWalker is a “family” of ransomware, which is malware that encrypts files and blocks a person or company from …

LASALLE COUNTY (HOI) — The LaSalle County government is seeing a big interruption to its services this week. The county is dealing with a ransomware attack on its computers that was discovered by the Sheriff’s Office last Sunday. Ransomware is a virus which locks up all the files on a computer, as hackers demand a …

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. The ongoing attack is preventing these care centers from accessing crucial patient medical records, and the IT company’s owner says she fears this incident could soon …