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Insurance and Ransomware

As ransomware becomes more common, I’m seeing more discussions about the ethics of paying the ransom. Here’s one more contribution to that issue: a research paper that the insurance industry is hurting more than it’s…

The DarkSide Ransomware Gang

The New York Times has a long story on the DarkSide ransomware gang. A glimpse into DarkSide’s secret communications in the months leading up to the Colonial Pipeline attack reveals a criminal operation on the…

New Disk Wiping Malware Targets Israel

Apostle seems to be a new strain of malware that destroys data. In a post published Tuesday, SentinelOne researchers said they assessed with high confidence that based on the code and the servers Apostle reported…

Ransomware Is Getting Ugly

Modern ransomware has two dimensions: pay to get your data back, and pay not to have your data dumped on the Internet. The DC police are the victims of this ransomware, and the criminals have…

Irish health service shut down amid ransomware attack

Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after experiencing a “significant ransomware attack”. The incident has affected services across a range of hospitals. Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital has cancelled outpatient visits for everyone…

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Ransomware Shuts Down US Pipeline

This is a major story: a probably Russian cybercrime group called DarkSide shut down the Colonial Pipeline in a ransomware attack. The pipeline supplies much of the East Coast. This is the new and improved…