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Maze Turns Ransomware Incidents into Data Breaches

Maze ransomware, which infected Pensacola, Florida, exfiltrates the data to a remote server before encrypting the local copies in order to force victims to pay the ransom. The group threatens to publicly release the files if the victims don't pay.

Ransomware, Data Breaches

Buggy Ryuk Tool Corrupts Data Files After Ransomware Infection

A bug in the Ryuk ransomware’s decryptor tool means some files get corrupted during the recovery process. The victim doesn’t get all the files back, even after paying the ransom demand.

Ransomware

Johannesburg Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

The City of Johannesburg was hit with a ransomware attack that has compromised many of its municipal services.

Ransomware

FBI Okays Paying in a Ransomware Attack

The FBI does not advocate paying a ransom because there's no guarantee the organization will get the data back, but acknowledged in an updated guidance that sometimes, for some organizations, paying the ransom makes a lot of sense.

Ransomware

Senate Bill Creates DHS Threat Hunting Teams

The Senate has passed a measure that creates threat hunting and response teams to help government agencies and enterprises respond to major cybersecurity incidents.

Government, Ransomware