Patients diverted to other hospitals right after ransomware locks down key software | MAAGG

Hollywood Presbyterian Professional medical Middle has shut down substantially of its network for the past week simply because of ransomware, causing the diversion of some unexpected emergency patients to other hospitals, according to resources at the clinic.Hollywood Presbyterian Professional medical Middle, a clinic in Los Angeles, is the sufferer of what officers describe as an…

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Indian Banks & Big Industry Targeted in Ransomware Racket Demanding Bitcoin – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India have been revealed as targets of a ransomware scheme that saw a ransom demand in bitcoin. In what is now the first known instance of an online extortionist demanding ransom in bitcoins from Indian ta…

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Bitcoin-seeking Ransomware Scam Busted – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Two ransomware strains, CoinVault and Bitcryptor have been put to bed due to the joint efforts of law enforcement in Netherland and an independent cybersecurity firm. The authors of the malware sought ransom payments from victims in Bitcoin. Ransomw…

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The current state of ransomware: TeslaCrypt | Sécurité et système d’information

TeslaCrypt (a.k.a. EccKrypt) is one of the most recent ransomware variants we’ve seen widely that encrypts certain user files and demands a ransom be paid to decrypt the files. Similar to other variants, it uses an AES symmetric algorithm to encrypt files.

TeslaCrypt is distributed widely via the Angler exploit kit and a few other known exploit kits. Using Angler, it exploits Adobe Flash (CVE-2015-0311) and, once successfully exploited, it downloads TeslaCrypt as a payload.

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