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Ransomware is malware (malicious software) used by a malicious entity to prevent an authorized entity from access to computer systems and data. The affected computer system is held hostage until a "ransom" has been rendered.  Ransomware normally enters into a system through hackings and/or social engineering techniques.

Alerts and News:

Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami
(July 03, 2019)
OK, maybe you can’t say the two cities in Florida hit with ransomware..
(Taylor Armerding, Forbes) 

Ransomware Hits Georgia Courts as Municipal Attacks Spread
(July 01, 2019) 
Ransomware has no shortage of cautionary tales and wakeup calls.. weeks?
(Lily Hay Newman, Wired)

Ransomware attacks put Florida governments on alert
(Jun 28, 2019) 
He thought keeps Harold Schomaker up at night: getting hacked....
(Allison Ross and Ben Leonard, Tampa Times)

Blake Dowling: Ransomware, a high-stakes ‘Press Your Luck’
(May 02, 2019) 
Imagine your website, email, cloud storage solutions … gone. Kaput.. 
(Blake Dowling,

Ransomware shuts down Sarasota city network
(Aug 25, 2016) 
What likely started as a hacked e-mail back in February, eventually spread like wild-fire through Sarasota's network servers. It's called ransomware, and it forced an entire shutdown for 8-10 hours....
(Josh Cascio, FOX 13 Reporter)


Hacking refers to unauthorized access by any person(s) or system(s) to your account, system (device, mobile device, server, etc.) and/or network. The entity who commits this illegal intrusion is referred to as a "hacker". A hacker normally gains unauthorized access with an intent to change settings, steal things (goods, services, monies), monitor processes and sessions, or alter use the device to conduct illegal activities on another device.

Alerts and News:

VMware Releases Security Advisory for Multiple Products
(July 02, 2019)
VMware has released a security advisory to address vulnerabilities..
(Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

Medtronic recalls some insulin pumps as FDA warns they can be hacked (June 28, 2019)
Medtronic is recalling some models of insulin pumps that are open to hacks, and the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers...
(Kate Fazzini, CNBC.COM)

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab a Frequent Hack Victim: Audit
(June 21, 2019)
Hackers have repeatedly stolen valuable data - including launch codes.. 
(Scott Ferguson, Bank Info Security)

Free proxy service found running on top of 2,600+ hacked WordPress sites
(June 24, 2019)
Netlab researchers are warning that the proxy service is a front for a criminal operation..........
(OODA Analyst,

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc
(May 25, 2019) 
For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by..
(Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane, NY Times) 

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