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#school | #ransomware | District Cyber Attack: Livingston Superintendent, LHS Principal Provide Updates

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks after Livingston Public Schools (LPS) announced that its system was compromised, the district is still without its servers and continues its investigation and district-wide response to the encrypting of the technology systems. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there have only been seven […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #infosec | Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack. The Dallas-headquartered company, which operates more than 30 data centers across the United States, China, London, and Singapore, is reported by ZDnet to have had some of its systems […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#city | #ransomware | Second Major Ransomware Attack in Louisiana Causes Significant Problems » The Merkle Hash

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A good ransomware attack can cause significant problems. The city of Louisiana knows that all too well, as its problems have only just begun. The initial Ryuk ransomware attack against the Louisiana infrastructure dates back to November 18. Louisiana is a Ransomware Target Nearly two weeks […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#school | #ransomware | New Jersey school district to delay opening due to ransomware attack – Shore News Network

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

An entire school district in New Jersey announced it will have delayed openings on Monday due to a ransomware attack.

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Customers complain after alarms go offline, as security firm hit by ransomware attack – HOTforSecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Earlier this week Spanish security firm Prosegur shut down its network after its systems were hit by a ransomware infection.

The first reports that the company – which employs 170,000 staff worldwide, and operates a fleet of 10,000 armoured security vehicles transporting cash between banks, ATMs, and retailers – had suffered a serious security breach emerged in the early hours of Wednesday 27 November.

By the afternoon the company had reportedly sent employees home, and confirmed via its Twitter account that the disruption had been caused by the Ryuk ransomware, and that it had taken its network offline as a “preventative measure” while it worked on restoring affected systems.

For a while visitors to the Prosegur website were greeted by an upbeat message explaining that its online presence would be restored soon.

The Ryuk ransomware was blamed for almost single-handedly increasing cryptocurrency payments made to cybercriminals by almost 90% in the first quarter of 2019.

Although Prosegur has not released any technical details of how it came to be infected by the Ryuk ransomware, it is not unusual for attacks to be launched against targeted organisations via malicious emails.

Recent victims of the Ryuk ransomware have included three hospitals in Alabama, which were forced to turn away non-critical patients and ambulances.

Earlier this month, security reporter Brian Krebs revealed that 110 nursing homes in the United States were unable to access health records due to a Ryuk ransomware attack.

To its credit, Prosegur used its social media presence to keep customers updated about the security incident, and its progress in recovering from the attack.

Security researcher Kevin Beaumont noted, however, that Prosegur’s customers were less than happy that the system outage had impacted their own alarm systems which were failing to connect with Prosegur’s monitoring systems.

Prosegur’s website is now back online. Lets hope that Prosegur is able to fully recover the rest of its systems safely and securely, and share more technical information with the community about what occurred so others might be better defended in future.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | France Not Ruling Out Response to Cyber Attack on Hospital

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (Bloomberg) — French authorities said they may hit back at cyber assailants who’ve struck a public hospital, forcing it to suspend all but the most vital systems. “The attacker is still active, and looking for targets in France,” said Guillaume Poupard, the head of the national […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Ransomware attack freezes health records access at 110 nursing homes – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Happy Thanksgiving: your elder loved one’s life may be at risk.

About 110 nursing homes and acute-care facilities have been crippled by a ransomware attack on their IT provider, Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI), which is based in the US state of Wisconsin and which serves up data hosting, security and access management to nursing homes across the country.

The attack was still ongoing on Monday, when cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs first reported the assault.

Krebs says it involves a ransomware strain called Ryuk, known for being used by a hacking group that calculates how much ransom victimized organizations can pay based on their size and perceived value.

Whoever it was who launched the attack, they got it wrong in this case. VCPI chief executive and owner Karen Christianson told Krebs that her company can’t afford to pay the roughly $14 million Bitcoin ransom that the attackers are demanding. Employees have been asking when they’ll get paid, but the top priority is to wrestle back access to electronic medical records.

The attack affected virtually all of the firm’s core offerings: internet service, email, access to patient records, client billing and phone systems, and even the internal payroll operations that VCPI uses to pay its workforce of nearly 150. Regaining access to electronic health records (EHR) is the top priority because without that access, the lives of the seniors and others who reside in critical-care facilities are at stake.

This is dire, Christianson said:

We’ve got some facilities where the nurses can’t get the drugs updated and the order put in so the drugs can arrive on time. In another case, we have this one small assisted living place that is just a single unit that connects to billing. And if they don’t get their billing into Medicaid by December 5, they close their doors. Seniors that don’t have family to go to are then done. We have a lot of [clients] right now who are like, ‘Just give me my data,’ but we can’t.

As Krebs notes, recent research suggests that death rates from heart attacks spike in the months and years following data breaches or ransomware attacks at healthcare facilities. A report from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management posits that it’s not the attacks themselves that lead to the death rate rise, but rather the corrective actions taken by the victimized facilities, which might include penalties, new IT systems, staff training, and revision of policies and procedures.