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Numerous big cities across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware attacks costing the municipalities tens of millions of dollars to recover. While some city administrators refrain from giving in to extortion demands, most end up paying in exchange for the decryption keys. Seeing how ransomware operators are showing no signs of stopping, city […]

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Ransomware has struck again in the medical sector, this time affecting ophthalmology practice Redwood Eye Care Center in California through a security incident at a third party, its EMR hosting vendor. Personal data of as many as 16,055 California residents may have been exposed. According to a breach notice sent by Redwood Eye Care Center […]

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Britain on Friday blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack this year that a new report revealed affected a third of English hospitals and could have been prevented with “basic” IT security. “This attack, we believe quite strongly that it came from a foreign state,” Ben Wallace, a junior minister for security, told BBC Radio […]

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