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Maryland Confirms Ransomware Attack Disrupted Agency Reporting COVID-19 Data

The disruption of Maryland’s reporting of COVID-19 data last month was caused by a ransomware attack, state officials said Wednesday. Chip Stewart, the state’s chief information security officer, said the state has not paid extortion demands for the attack, which …

Accenture: Systems Restored, ‘No Impact’ From Reported Ransomware Attack

Accenture said it has fully restored certain affected systems, after a CNBC reporter tweeted of a hacker group saying it attacked the IT consulting firm using LockBit ransomware and threatened to release the data in several hours. “Through our security …

Southeastern Alabama Utility Hit By Ransomware Attack

A utility that provides power in rural southeastern Alabama said it was hit by a ransomware attack that means customers temporarily can’t access their account information. Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, which serves about 22,000 members, said no data was compromised in …

Cyber Insurance Industry in Crosshairs of Ransomware Criminals

In the past few weeks, ransomware criminals claimed as trophies at least three North American insurance brokerages that offer policies to help others survive the very network-paralyzing, data-pilfering extortion attacks they themselves apparently suffered. Cybercriminals who hack into corporate and …

Kaysea Ransomware Attack Caused ‘Minimal Damage’ to U.S. Firms, Biden Says

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the ransomware attack centered on the Florida information technology firm Kaseya seems to have inflicted only “minimal damage” on American businesses. “It appears to have caused minimal damage to U.S. businesses, but we’re still …

Insurance Broker A.J. Gallagher Reports on Investigation Into 2020 Ransomware Attack

An investigation by insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. into a ransomware attack on its systems last September has revealed that personal information on individuals was accessed. The broker is in the process of contacting affected individuals. The firm …

Georgia Hospital System Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

A coastal Georgia hospital system is still struggling to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its computer systems last week. Local news outlets report that the St. Joseph’s/Candler health system, which operates two hospitals in Savannah and has …

Buffalo Public Schools Hit by Ransomware Attack

Buffalo Public Schools were forced to cancel remote learning Friday because of a ransomware attack, the district said. The attackers had not made any demands by late Friday afternoon as the FBI and district experts investigated. “We are in the …

Personal Info Posted Online After North Carolina County Ransomware Attack

An investigation into a ransomware attack on a North Carolina county’s computer network showed personal information posted for sale on the “dark web,” the county said. The Chatham County network was hit on Oct. 28 with ransomware that originated in …

Baltimore County School Board to Address Ransomware Attack

The Baltimore County Board of Education has approved more than $1.7 million in contracts for services that were necessary after a ransomware attack on school systems in November. Administrators told board members that they expect the school system’s cyber insurance …