Texas Courts Hit By Ransomware Attack!

On Friday night, May 8, the Texas court system was hit by ransomware which led to the branch network including websites and servers being disabled to block the malware from spreading to other systems. “On Friday, May 8th, the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the information technology (IT) provider for the appellate courts and state…

FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing targeting US health providers

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today warned of ongoing phishing campaigns targeting US healthcare providers using COVID-19 themed lures to distribute malicious attachments. “On 18 March 2020, network perimeter cybersecurity tools associated with US-based medical providers identified email phishing attempts from domestic and international IP addresses,” the FBI says in a flash alert coordinated with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…

COVID-19 Scams Targeting Government and Healthcare

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned government agencies and health care organizations of ongoing BEC schemes exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an overall increase in cryptocurrency and health care fraud scam activity targeting consumers. Govt and health care industry buyers were alerted of multiple incidents where fraudsters scammed state government agencies trying to buy personal…