MedStar Health is the latest healthcare provider to fall victim to ransomware in escalating attacks targeting hospitals.
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Mike Mimoso talks to Endgame chief technology officer Jamie Butler about targeted attacks, ransomware, and what defenders are doing about detecting attacks on their networks.
Researchers are digging through samples of the Petya ransomware, and while they’ve learned some about its inner workings, they still haven’t mastered enough to come up with a decryptor.
The Petya ransomware encrypts a compromised computer’s master file table.
Hackers called Bears Inc. are targeting small US-based banks and retailers slow to comply to new rules regarding a transition to chip-and-PIN bankcard technology.
A new ransomware sample called PowerWare uses Windows PowerShell to download a malicious script and avoid storing files on the compromised machine.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the week in news, including how the FBI vacated Tuesday’s Apple hearing, a crypto iMessage bug that was patched, and the latest hospital to be hit by the ransomware Locky. The two also preview Badlock and what implications this week’s announcement may have for Microsoft and the rest of the industry.
Microsoft has implemented a new feature in Office designed to curb malware and ransomware by blocking macros in enterprise environments.
The ransomware Locky took another victim this week: Henderson, Kentucky’s Methodist Hospital.
American Express has begun notifying cardholders that their data may have been compromised in a third-party breach.