How a Resident Evil image leaked in a ransomware attack ended up in the middle of $12m copyright claim

We look at a bizarre unintended consequence arising from a ransomware attack on game developer Capcom last November.

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Healthcare service faces test of willpower with Ransomware authors

A New Zealand health service has found itself under fire from ransomware authors leaking private medical data to the press.

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Sodinokibi ransomware gang auctions off stolen data

The Sodinokibi ransomware operators have opened an auction site to sell the stolen data of their victims to the highest bidder.

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Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

RobbinHood a is a ransomware family that specifically targets organizations using a vulnerable kernel driver to prepare systems for encryption. Learn how to protect against it.

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Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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Ransomware continues assault against cities and businesses

We take a look at the current chaos faced by local governments across the US, as ransomware continues to snap at its cities’ heels.

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Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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MegaCortex continues trend of targeted ransomware attacks

In this threat spotlight, we feature MegaCortex, another custom ransomware designed for targeted attacks on enterprises. Will this Matrix-inspired malware strike again?

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Threat spotlight: CrySIS, aka Dharma ransomware, causing a crisis for businesses

CrySIS, aka Dharma, is a ransomware family making waves over the last two months, often being used in targeted attacks through RDP access. What other tricks are up its sleeve?

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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