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Texas Appellate Courts Won’t Pay Ransom After Cyber Attack

Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state’s appellate and high courts. The attack on the courts’ network was discovered by staff on the morning of May …

Chubb Investigating Possible Cyber Attack; Says Network Unaffected

Chubb confirmed that is looking into a possible hack attack, though a spokesperson said the insurance giant’s network appears at this point to be unaffected. “We are currently investigating a computer security incident that may involve unauthorized access to data …

Hospital’s Ransomware Attack Exposes New Risk for Muni-Bond Issuers

Hackers have finally done what bond issuers may have feared most from cyber criminals. A ransomware attack on Pleasant Valley Hospital in West Virginia was partly responsible for the hospital’s breach of its covenant agreement, according to a notice to …

Large New Jersey Hospital System Says It Was Hit by Ransomware Attack

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it. Hackensack Meridian Health did not say in its statement how much it paid to …

Attempted Cyberattack Disrupts Louisiana Government Websites

Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems were shut down because of what the governor’s office is describing as an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. Gov. John Bel …

Ransomware Attack Locks Out New Bedford City Data

A Massachusetts mayor says hackers demanded $5.3 million from his city in a ransomware attack this summer. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell disclosed Wednesday that a variant of the Ryuk virus blocked access to information on 158 city computers in …

Cost of Norsk Hydro Cyber Attack Higher than Expected at Nearly $75 Million

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro has managed to ramp up operations at its Alunorte refinery in Brazil despite a cyber attack in March, the firm said on Tuesday, boosting its shares. The Norwegian company’s stock rose as much as 6% in …

Large French Companies Increasingly Are Targeted by Ransomware Attacks

Large companies in France are increasingly the targets of cyber attackers who lock up data and demand a ransom, but often refrain from reporting the assaults for fear of hurting their image, according to the French Interior ministry. Attackers changed …

Norsk Hydro’s Core Profit Plunges 82% After March Cyber Attack, Brazilian Spill

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro, the victim of a cyber attack in March that paralyzed its IT systems, posted an 82% drop in first-quarter core profit on Wednesday and said a rise in global uncertainty could impact its markets. The Norwegian …

Ransomware Attacks Skyrocketed in Q1: Beazley

Ransomware attacks skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services team, which reported a 105% increase in the number of ransomware attack notifications against clients compared to Q1 2018. In Q1 2019, the …