The Chicago Public Schools system is in the process of notifying students, families and some current and former employees that their personal information was compromised as a result of a ransomware attack against a technology vendor, Battelle for Kids.

According to the notification letter, parents of students who attended a Chicago public school between

Another day, another governmental entity hit with a ransomware attack. If you are a resident of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and you need a marriage license, want to conduct a real estate transaction or register to vote, you might be told there is “no access to systems and no legal filings are possible” due to

A new report issued by Sophos, The State of Ransomware in Education 2021, found that the education sector as a whole experienced a higher level of ransomware attacks than any other industry in 2021.

Sophos interviewed 499 IT “decision makers” in 30 countries in January and February of 2021.

The findings in the education

Security researchers Intezer and IBM X-Force have identified a new ransomware that is seriously vicious. It’s PureLocker—named because it is programmed in PureBasic language, which is apparently unusual.

The scary thing about this ransomware being written in PureBasic programming language is that it can target different platforms and is transferable between different operating systems, including

Just another ransomware to worry about—Locky, a ransomware that attacks systems with malicious macros has logged almost a half a million sessions in the U.S.

The infection happens through an email that looks to be an invoice and has a Word attachment—the supposed invoice. The Word document attached to the email includes malicious macros that