Last Week’s Ransomware Recap: Drama, Disconnects, and Digital Delinquents 05-13-2024

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In a plot twist fit for a daytime soap opera, the CEO of UnitedHealth Group found themselves on the receiving end of a stern letter from state Attorneys General. It wasn’t a love letter, but rather a scolding over a ransomware attack that hit their subsidiary, Change Healthcare, back in February.

Picture this: 22 Attorneys ...

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And It Keeps On Going: Ransomware Fun: 04-15-2024

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Ransomware Recap: Laughs, Legislation, and Lessons

Last week was like watching a soap opera where the villains are cybercriminals and the heroes are sweating IT guys. We had RansomHub shaking down Change Healthcare, politicians trying to cyber-proof the healthcare sector, and ransomware response plans that were about as effective as a ...

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Another Week of Fun With Ransomware: 04-05-2024

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Ransomware Attacks: The Unexpected Culprit Behind Your Therapist’s New Gray Hairs

It seems like the world of ransomware is more akin to a horror story than a tech issue, especially after a study by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) revealed the hair-raising effects these digital nightmares have on the mental well-being of ...

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Ransomware Roundup: A Week of Mayhem with a Side of Sarcasm – 02.20.2024

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Ransomware Goes Hollywood in Fulton County

Last week, Fulton County, Georgia, took an unwilling starring role in what can only be described as a cyber soap opera, courtesy of the LockBit gang. Picture this: critical county services are thrown into chaos, but officials insist it’s unrelated to the upcoming election. ...

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ChatGPT Ransomware Weekly Roundup: The Saga Continues – 02.05.2024

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Last week in the wacky world of ransomware, things got pretty “Mission Impossible” with proxy attacks threatening to turn national security into an oxymoron, the unholy trinity of ransomware/AI/war-making cyber insurance folks sweat bullets, and sensitive U.S. government secrets taking a walk in the cyber park. Buckle up, it’s going to be ...

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Last Week in Ransomware: 01.29.2024 – The “Oopsie” Edition

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Welcome to the “Oopsie” edition of last week’s ransomware roundup, where we take a lighthearted look at the dark world of digital extortion. Yes, even in the world of cyber doom and gloom, we find room for a chuckle!

Healthcare and Ransomware: A Match Made in Cyber-Hell The cyber-baddies had a field day last week, particularly with the healthcare ...

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Ransomware Weekly: A Not-So-Serious Look at a Serious Problem 01-15-2024

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To Pay or Not to Pay: The Ransomware Dilemma

The ransomware universe is abuzz with the latest head-scratcher: should we pay these digital pirates or not? The U.S. government, playing the role of the strict parent, is leaning towards a solid ‘No,’ hoping to cut the financial fuel to these cybercriminals. But ...

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