‘Double extortion’ is the term given to an evolving ransomware tactic: first steal confidential data, then encrypt the victim’s files. If the victim doesn’t pay the ransom, expose the data.
A ransomware infection at a natural gas compression facility in the United States resulted in a two-day operational shutdown of an entire pipeline asset
A new methodology for instigating ransomware makes use of Windows’ own Encrypting File System (EFS). EFS has been a part of Windows since Windows 2000.
New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it.
Ransomware was detected after a suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday, officials said.
A recently discovered technique allows ransomware to encrypt files on Windows-based systems without being detected by existing anti-ransomware products, Nyotron security researchers warn.