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…

While one Texas county shook off ransomware, small cities took full punch

Article originally published on: https://arstechnica.com Lubbock County managed to isolate the attack quickly. Others, not so much. Few details have emerged about the coordinated ransomware attack that struck 22 local governments in Texas last week. But five local governments affected by the attack have been identified. On August 20, the Texas Department of Information Resources…

What is ransomware? 4 steps to prevent these file-locking attacks

Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. Here’s everything you need to know about the file-locking malware and how it works. This article was originally published on https://www.csoonline.com. Ransomware definition Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to…