The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, has agreed to pay hackers about $600,000 in bitcoin to end a ransomware attack that crippled the city's IT infrastructure for nearly a month. In another recent incident, Baltimore refused to pay a ransom after an attack and faces $18 million in recovery costs so far.
One of the most-heard complaints from security experts is that often they find their work repetitive ("The CFO's laptop has been compromised... again!"), which results in the desire of trying something "new", meaning "leave for another company." Another common complaint is that the work is very compartmentalized, and...
Accounting software giant Wolters Kluwer is continuing to attempt to recover from a malware attack that has disrupted access to its cloud-based tax and accountancy software, which the company says is used by most major U.S. accounting firms and global banks. Some users say they've been left unable to do their jobs.
This report is based on a Forbes Insights and IBM survey of 353 executives across the globe, which reveals a significant disconnect between how executives view resilience and responsibility when it comes to the gray areas of their expanding technology ecosystems.
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Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents.
The 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management (BCM), sponsored by IBM, analyzes the financial and reputational benefits of having a BCM program in advance of a data breach. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the economic value of BCM when dealing with data breach...
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Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.
Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has been hit by a crypto-locking ransomware attack that began at one of its U.S. plants and has disrupted some global operations. A Norwegian cybersecurity official said the ransomware strain may be LockerGoga.