Tag Archives: Ransomware

Critical Infrastructure: Another Key Target for Ransomware Attacks

We’ve written about this in the past, especially after malware such as Stuxnet spread like wildfire a few years back in Critical Infrastructure organizations.  We also elaborated on the amount of damage that could be caused if control systems were compromised at … Continue reading

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Continuing with the Healthcare Industry, Here are Some of the Numbers…

As we covered Healthcare a fair bit last week, I just wanted to pass along some of the recent numbers that reflect the dire situation that the industry continues to find itself in.  Forbes published and article a couple of days … Continue reading

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Healthcare Industry Still Under Siege: Why They’re So Bad at Cybersecurity and Why Backups are No Longer a Solution Against Ransomware

Over the weekend there were a couple of articles that popped out at me, mainly because it’s in an industry that we’ve been making strides to protect with our WedgeARP platform and our WedgeAMB product.  This industry is of course, … Continue reading

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Cyber Insurance Company Warning of 6X Increase in Ransomware Attacks: Not Just Healthcare is a Target

Wedge’s CFO recently forwarded me an article from the finance side of things that is painting an alarming picture. We’ve been talking a lot about how the Healthcare industry has been the main target of ransomware attacks but an article … Continue reading

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Ryuk Ransomware Continues Causing Headaches for Organizations – This Time Targeting Hospitals

Targeted ransomware of the Ryuk variety continues to cause headaches today with a noticeable uptick in attacks, more than a year after it started making the rounds; initially focused on organizations and businesses, it has more recently been focused on … Continue reading

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With Ransomware the Human Factor Is Always an Issue, But You Can’t Fire Everyone! It’s Better to Learn From Their Mistakes…

Another couple of articles recently hit the news, adding to the number of municipalities and local governments being hit by ransomware, as well as describing some of the fallout from these attacks.  The biggest takeaway is that these ransomware attacks … Continue reading

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Now This Is Going to be Fun: The City of Riviera Beach Wants its Insurance Provider to Pay for its EXPENSIVE $1.6 Million Click… Why This is a GREAT Opportunity!

The City of Riviera Beach, Florida, is in the news again recently. Last week it was because the city decided to pay out $600,000 to hackers who had taken over its network so that they could get their system back … Continue reading

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The City of Riviera Beach’s EXPENSIVE $1.6 Million Click

It only took one employee a single click on an email link that allowed hackers to upload malware, and now the City of Riviera Beach, Florida is finding out first hand how expensive a ransomware attack can be. Going against … Continue reading

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The Best Defence Against Ransomware? Don’t Get Infected…

It looks like the the idea of “Detect and Block” vs “Detect and Remediate” is gaining traction out there.  This is a welcome sight for us here at Wedge as we continue to espouse the idea that it is better … Continue reading

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…And Another Municipality Falls to Ransomware…

Ransomware attacks against municipalities have been hitting various cities around the U.S. as of late. We saw the Ryuk malware hitting Jackson County and provided an overview of how various ransomware strains are hitting governments across the globe, however, Spiceworks … Continue reading

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