Tag: ransomware

News and information from the Advent IM team.

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia Authorities in Russia say they have dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members. The United States had offered a reward of up to $10m (£7.3m) for information leading to the gang members, following ransomware attacks. Russia’s intelligence bureau FSB said the group had “ceased […]

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Kronos hit with ransomware, warns of data breach and ‘several week’ outage

HR management platform Kronos has been hit with a ransomware attack, revealing that information from many of its high-profile customers may have been accessed. UKG, Kronos’ parent company, said the vital service will be out for “several weeks” and urged customers to “evaluate and implement alternative business continuity protocols related to the affected UKG solutions.” […]

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NCSC: Ransomware the Most Significant Cyber Threat Facing the UK

The National Cyber Security Centre says that ransomware is now potentially as harmful as state-sponsored espionage. According to the DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey published in March, 39% of all UK businesses (2.3m) reported a cyber breach or attack in 2020/21. The report revealed that the onslaught of ransomware attacks shows no sign in easing […]

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Scottish Environment Protection Agency suffers successive cyber attacks

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has suffered a second hacking attack by cyber criminals, a new report reveals. On Christmas Eve last year, around 1.2GB of data – amounting to at least 4,000 files – was stolen in the ransomware raid. But fresh evidence suggests hackers tried to sabotage recovery operations with a second […]

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JVCKenwood hit by Conti ransomware attack

Nearly 2TB of data was stolen from Japanese electronics firm in a Conti ransomware hit The Conti gang is demanding a ransom of $7m (£5.2m/€6m) and claims to have stolen data on JVCKenwood customers and suppliers, and information relating to its legal, financial, HR, IT, audit and compliance functions. This includes personal documents, phone numbers, […]

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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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Join us at The Security Event, NEC Birmingham this September

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

Join Mike and Ellie this September at The Security Event, held at the NEC Birmingham. Over 2 days, Mike and Ellie will be speaking and taking part in a panel discussion. This free-to-attend event brings together a world-class education programme, market leaders and industry experts back at the home of UK security. The exhibition showcases […]

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