Maze Ransomware Demands $6 Million Ransom From Southwire

Maze Ransomware attackers claim responsibility for another cyber attack, this time targeting Carrollton, Georgia’s leading wire and cable manufacturer Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire). According to a press release published in January 2019, Southwire is one of North America’s leading wire and cable manufacturers, “building wire and cable, utilities, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cable products, OEM wire products and engineered products.” In May, Malwarebytes security researcher Jérôme Segura discovered Maze Ransomware, a version of Chacha Ransomware. Since May 2019, the malware strain has become more and more aggressive. Its affiliates are also becoming more and more notorious, with ProofPoint identifying one after observing them as the TA2101 threat actor while carrying out various malspam campaigns that impersonate government agencies. $6 million…

Pitney Bowes: Can we be frank? Ransomware has borked our dead-tree post systems

article originally published on https://www.theregister.co.uk Venerable stamp-machine maker stalled by server infection Pitney Bowes, the US stamping meter maker, has been infected with ransomware, leaving customers unable to top-up their equipment with credit nor access the corporate web store. “At this time, the company has seen no evidence that customer or employee data has been…

California Provider to Close After Ransomware Attack Damages System

This article was originally published on https://healthitsecurity.com. Wood Ranch Medical reported ransomware recently encrypted its systems and backups, which the provider was unable to recover; Campbell County continues its recovery and another ransomware incident complete this week’s breach roundup. September 30, 2019 – California-based Wood Ranch Medical will permanently close its doors, after the provider…

The top vulnerabilities in enterprise ransomware attacks

Article originally published on https://betanews.com A new report from vulnerability management company RiskSense looks at the most common vulnerabilities used across multiple families of ransomware that target enterprises and government organizations. Among its key findings are that almost 65 percent target high-value assets like servers, close to 55 percent have CVSS v2 scores lower than…

Ransomware Attack Disrupts Wyoming Health Services

Article originally published on https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com Healthcare in Wyoming has been seriously disrupted after a ransomware attack brought down the computer systems of Campbell County Health. Campbell County Health (CCH), which is based in Gillette, includes Campbell County Memorial Hospital, a 90-bed acute-care community hospital; Campbell County Medical Group, with nearly 20 clinics; The Legacy Living…