Tag: ransomware attack

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Ransomware attacks against hospitals are having some very grim consequences

Researchers asked staff working in healthcare about the impact of cyberattacks – and the findings are worrying. Ransomware attacks against hospitals are having direct consequences for patient care as a result of the reduced availability of systems and services when cyber criminals encrypt networks. According to a survey of healthcare organisations, ransomware attacks have resulted […]

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Six Isle of Wight schools hit by ransomware attack

Six schools on the Isle of Wight and their umbrella organisation have been targeted by a ransomware attack, leaving teachers and pupils unable to access their online systems and causing disruption to the start of the new school year in September.   Read via ComputerWeekly

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Salvation Army Hit by Ransomware Attack

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

The UK arm of the Salvation Army has been hit by a ransomware attack, it has been reported. The Christian charity is thought to be negotiating with the attackers over the siphoned data. Read via InfoSecurityMag. 

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Campus Still Closed as Portsmouth University Reels from Suspected Ransomware

Key IT systems at the University of Portsmouth continue to remain offline this week after a supposed ransomware attack, delaying the start of the new term. A notice on the university’s homepage doesn’t explicitly name ransomware as the cause of the “cyber incident,” but the “ongoing technical disruption” it describes is a tell-tale sign of such attacks. […]

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