A Whimsical Look at a Not-So-Funny Topic – Week of 01-08-2024

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Ransomware, Todd Laff, Todd Laff Chicago

In the latest episode of ‘Ransomware Gone Wild’, LockBit affiliates, much like rebellious teenagers, decided that hospital hacking is back on the menu, ethics be darned. The healthcare industry is buzzing like a kicked beehive, especially after SickKids in Toronto and a trio of German hospitals got an unwanted ...

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Ransomware Roundup: A Wacky Week of Cyber Shenanigans – 12-11-23

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Ransomware. Todd Laff, Todd Laff Chicago

🕵️‍♂️ Decrypting the Week’s Madness Welcome to the world of cyber mayhem, where LockBit reigns supreme as the ransomware ringleader, shadowy nation-state agents play hide-and-seek with the law, and Black Basta’s bank account swells past the $100M mark. It’s like a soap opera, but with more encryption!

🎂 Happy Data Leak-iversary! December marks ...

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Ransomware Roundup: A Not-So-Good, Very Bad Week 11-20-2023

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Ransomware, Todd Laff, Todd Laff Chicago

Boeing’s Data Drama: LockBit’s High-Flying Heist In the latest episode of “As the Cyber World Turns,” Boeing, the sky-high aerospace titan, found itself in a digital dogfight with the LockBit ransomware gang. The plot? Pay up or see your secret stuff strewn across the internet. Boeing, not exactly keen ...

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Last Week in Ransomware: The Not-So-Funny Edition – 11.13.23

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Ransomeware, Todd Laff, Todd Laff Chicago

Financial Fiasco: US Treasury Market in a Tizzy! In a plot twist worthy of a Hollywood thriller, the US Treasury Market got a serious jolt thanks to a ransomware attack on the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Imagine a digital Godzilla stomping through the financial district, and you’ve got ...

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Last Week in Ransomware: 11.06.23 – The Lighter Side(NOT) of Cyber Extortion

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Welcome back to the truly not funny world of ransomware, where cybercriminals dare to make demands with all the subtlety of a bullhorn-wielding toddler in a candy store. Last week brought us some ransom-related shenanigans that would make even the most notorious hackers scratch their heads and wonder, “Did we do that?”

Boeing’s “Oops, We’ve Been LockedBit” Episode

In the latest episode of “Oops, We’ve Been LockedBit,” Boeing, yes, the same Boeing that builds those big flying tubes we ...

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Ransomware Ruckus: The Weekly Lowdown – September 25, 2023

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Todd Laff Chicago, Ransomeware

Welcome, fellow cyber-sleuths, to your weekly dose of “Ransomware Ruckus.” This is where we dive into the wild, wacky world of ransomware, where villains are getting craftier, heroes are in short supply, and the digital battleground is ablaze with chaos. So, grab your cyber-magnifying glass, because here’s the 411 on the ...

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Ransomeware Wrap Up For Last Week 09-18-23

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September 18, 2023

The Akira ransomware group has been actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability found in Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software since at least August. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-20269, stems from the improper separation of authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions between remote access VPN and HTTPS management features, as well as site-to-site VPN features. Cisco has urged customers to upgrade to a fixed software release when available and apply recommended ...

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