The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has joined other federal agencies in issuing an alert about an “increased and imminent” threat of cybercrime facing US healthcare institutions. According to the warning, cyber extortionists are attempting to lock up hospital information systems – just as the country is grappling with a rising number of Covid-19 cases.
A new ransomware campaign specifically targeting the encryption of enterprise servers has been discovered by security researchers. The technology employed by the criminals indicates the involvement of notorious cyber gangsters.
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued an alert on a new wave of Gandcrab ransomware attacks.
Fake job application emails are currently doing the rounds in Germany, which infect windows PCs with ransomware, encrypt files and try to blackmail users into paying ransom.
Ransomware is a very real threat. Follow the adage; it is better to be safe than sorry.