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Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city government

Dec. 13, 2019 7:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ransomware was detected after a suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday, officials said. The city had not received any ransom demands as of Friday afternoon, however, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference. City officials...

Large hospital system says it was hit by ransomware attack

Dec. 13, 2019 6:10 PM EST

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it. Hackensack Meridian Health did not say in its statement how much it paid to regain control over its systems but said it holds...

Town restores computer network after ransomware attack

Dec. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town is restoring access to parts of its municipal computer network following a ransomware attack. About 75% of East Greenwich's computer servers were infected with encryption Thursday afternoon, said Town Manager Andrew Nota. Nota told The Providence Journal that...

2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regretted it,” says Radin, owner of Mantra Magnets, a website that sells wellness products. “It took me to some...

North Platte hospital reports ransomware attack

Nov. 27, 2019 10:49 AM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A North Platte hospital is investigating a cyberattack that officials say has not compromised patient information. Great Plains Health says the ransomware attack became apparent Monday night. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security describes ransomware as a software designed to...

Tech service provider for nursing homes a ransomware victim

Nov. 25, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee-based company that provides technology services to more than 100 nursing homes nationwide is the victim of a ransomware attack, and hackers are demanding $14 million before they’ll restore the company’s access to its hijacked servers. Virtual Care Provider Inc....

New Jersey school district hit with ransomware attack

Nov. 25, 2019 5:52 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district has delayed opening after its computer system was infected with ransomware. In a statement to parents, Livingston School Superintendent Matthew Block says all schools will open two hours later on Monday and a meeting will take place on Monday night to...

Indiana school district recovering from ransomware attack

Nov. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school district is working to restore its computer system after hackers crippled the network by infecting it with ransomware. The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. notified staff and students’ families Tuesday of the hackers’ attack. An email to staff...

Mississippi school district falls victim to cyber attack

Nov. 7, 2019 5:44 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi public school district says it has been the victim of a cyber attack. Lincoln County Schools superintendent Mickey Myers told The Daily Leader on Monday that district computers had been hacked with a ransomware virus. The newspaper reports that officials said the...