A week in security (January 10 – 16)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Ransomware cyberattack forces New Mexico jail to lock down

A ransomware attack in New Mexico shut down Internet-facing systems for one detention center, which could spell legal trouble for the jail.

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Ransomware targets Edge users

The Magnitude exploit kit is trying to trick users into downloading ransomware disguised as a Microsoft Edge update.

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Night Sky: the new corporate ransomware demanding a sky high ransom

Night Sky is a fairly new ransomware strain that organizations must keep an eye out for.

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Attackers are mailing USB sticks to drop ransomware on victims’ computers

We look at an FBI alert warning businesses to be wary of too-good-to-be-true USB sticks sent their way, bundled with malware.

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A week in security (January 3 – 9)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Ransomware attacks Finalsite, renders 8,000 school sites unreachable for days

A still-unknown ransomware has crippled at least 8,000 school websites after attacking its service provider, Finalsite.

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The three most significant cyberattacks of 2021

Three attacks in 2021 changed the way we think about ransomware.

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What SMBs can do to protect against Log4Shell attacks

Log4Shell is a severe software flaw affecting millions of applications, including those in your business. Secure this vulnerability now!

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Security researchers play peek-a-boo with Conti ransomware server

In the game of ransomware whack-a-mole, the mole is king. Most of the time.

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