CISA, South Korean agencies issue joint warning on North Korean ransomware

The U.S. health sector sees rise in North Korean-based ransomware attacks on digital networks and critical infrastructure.

Ransomware victims stand up to attackers

The drop in payments is encouraging, but a lack of transparency around ransomware reporting makes it hard to say why organizations refuse to pay, researchers say.

Cyberattack turns up the heat on common security problems

The ransomware attack that crippled a New York county again demonstrated the need for investment, regular updates and an enterprisewide approach to security.

State calls for threat sharing and ransomware payment bans

Texas’ Department of Information Resources said localities should be required to report incidents and called for a state ban on paying ransomware demands.

Ransomware response requires better federal, state, local coordination

Federal agencies most involved with cybersecurity should improve communication with each other and with other levels of government, GAO said.

Russia linked to nearly 75% of late 2021 ransomware attacks, per analysis

The analyzed ransomware variants—from July to December 2021—amounted to millions of dollars in damages.

Communication breakdowns hurt otherwise positive view of federal ransomware support, GAO says

State, local, tribal and territorial governments have “generally positive views” of agencies’ ransomware assistance, but cited “inconsistent communication” from the FBI as a challenge.

Hackers leak data online in escalation of LA schools ransomware attack

The group behind last month’s attack published 500 gigabytes of stolen data, but the superintendent said the district still refuses to pay the ransom.

The U.S. is the top target of ransomware attacks, report says

The majority of ransomware attacks worldwide targeted industries that play a "critical role" in domestic and international supply chains, including IT, health care and the public sector, according to new research.

Ransomware task force outlines threat response

The Joint Ransomware Task Force is designed to unify efforts and identify ways to leverage the federal government’s unique authorities and capabilities to disrupt ransomware.

Cyber criminals increasingly relying on ransomware-as-a-service, report says

A new report reveals threat actors are using the same ransomware as in previous years – but relying on new malware-free intrusion methods and ransomware-as-a-service offerings to evade popular mitigation techniques.

LA schools hit with ransomware attack

Schools in the nation’s second largest school district opened on Tuesday after the attack, but access to email, applications and IT systems has been disrupted.

Digital hygiene, cyber workforce needed to combat ransomware

The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee said it hopes to amp up the commonwealth's cybersecurity by building up its cyber workforce and leveraging the Pennsylvania National Guard's cyber protection team.

Blueprint builds a ‘common language’ for ransomware protection

With more than 40 recommendations, the Blueprint for Ransomware Defense can help small to medium sized enterprises build cyber resilience.

Ransomware hackers will still target smaller critical infrastructure, CISA director warns

Ransomware actors target infrastructure organizations of all sizes, making cybersecurity best practices imperative, CISA Executive Director Brandon Wales said.

North Korea behind ransomware attacks on public health sector, advisory says

Because the state-sponsored cyber actors likely assume health care organization will pay ransoms, attacks will continue, federal cybersecurity agencies say.

The changing face of ransomware

As ransomware continues as a profitable business model, attackers are squeezing the inefficiencies out of their operations.