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Europol’s ransomware decryption tools save businesses £88m

The No More Ransom campaign sees three million visits to date and 200,000 decryptions
29 Jul 2019
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Ransomware attacks on UK businesses soar 195%

The figure marks a marked shift against the steep decline in the attack method last year
24 Jul 2019
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St John Ambulance hit by ransomware

First aid charity says the attack was quickly ended and no personal data stolen
5 Jul 2019
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Second Florida town pays out $500k to ransomware hackers

Lake City and Riveria Beach combined pay out over $1 million to regain control of municipal computer systems
27 Jun 2019
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Recovery costs for Baltimore hack to exceed $18m

Cleanup effort and lost revenue is expected to cost more than 180 times the initial ransom
6 Jun 2019
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US security agency 'linked to Baltimore hack'

EternalBlue tool, used to exploit a flaw of the same name, allegedly linked to National Security Agency
28 May 2019
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Baltimore ransomware attack cripples public services

City services for taxation and water bills have been offline for more than two weeks
23 May 2019
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Police Federation hit by seemingly random cyber attack

No evidence yet that attackers extracted any data, or that the malware spread to any branches
22 Mar 2019
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Hydro suffers alleged ransomware attack

Mixed reports suggest a relatively new form of ransomware, LockerGoga, is behind the firm’s IT issues
19 Mar 2019
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Criminals building a cyber extortion 'micro-economy'

Sophisticated groups feed a cyber crime supply chain by selling corporate documents and IP to novice extortionists
21 Feb 2019
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Global ransomware could cost almost $200bn

New report suggests that a worldwide attack could hit more than 600,000 businesses
29 Jan 2019
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Selective ransomware Ryuk nets $4m from big businesses

Thought to be operating out of Russia, attackers demanded a 500 bitcoin ransom
14 Jan 2019
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NotPetya victim sues its insurance company

Zurich Insurance has cited a "nation-state action" exclusion
11 Jan 2019
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Ransomware that uses a fake children's charity for phishing

CryptoMix uses information lifted from children's charities to coerce victims into ransom payments
10 Jan 2019
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Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid ransomware tools available right now to protect you from hackers
7 Dec 2018
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Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid ransomware tools available right now to protect you from hackers
7 Dec 2018
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US identifies and charges SamSam ransomware authors

In a wave of attacks spanning three years, the US government has charged the people behind it, but getting them in handcuffs won't be easy
29 Nov 2018
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WannaCry cost the NHS £92 million, report estimates

An update to an earlier DHSC report estimates that £19 million was lost in patient care alone
11 Oct 2018
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Ransomware brings down Bristol Airport information boards

The boards were down for two days while the company's engineers fixed the problem
18 Sep 2018
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Hackers take a swing at the Ryder Cup

Criminals hijacked PGA servers, locking officials out of crucial tournament files
9 Aug 2018
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How to keep your files safe from ransomware

Practical steps to ensure that you don't have to pay a ransom for your data, especially as there's no guarantee it will come back
6 Jul 2018
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NHS asks IBM to boost its cyber security defences

Health organisation calls in experts, having failed to meet basic security standards on its own
2 Jul 2018
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Marcus Hutchins' lawyers wants phone transcript suppressed

The transcript 'shows Hutchins discussing Kronos role', say prosecutors
17 May 2018
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NHS agrees Windows 10 migration with Microsoft by 2020

Government deal with Microsoft will upgrade XP machines one year after WannaCry
30 Apr 2018
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