Adding to the list of many other municipalities, the city of Pensacola, Florida, was hit with a cyber-attack last weekend that affected services to residents, including emergency telephone assistance. Although Pensacola is recovering, some services are still down, including online bill paying. The city of Pensacola is requesting residents to pay using other methods, including

Threat actors never cease to find innovative ways to extort their victims. If only threat actors would use their creativity for good causes.

This week, Bluefield University communicated with its students to be careful of texts sent through the University’s communication system after a ransomware group used the communication system to message the campus about

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