Articles of Interest

The Petya ransomware attack is crossing the 300M for Maersk Shipping

June 10, 2018

Falling victim to the global Petya cyberattack is set to cost Maersk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, up to $300m in lost revenues. You can read the story here.

 

Encryption does not stop law enforcement from reading your messages

June 6, 2018

Encryption is very good a securing your message in transit, BUT in most cases, it resides unencrypted or discoverable at the recipient’s end. LE will gain access to the message by simply asking for it. Just ask Paul Manafort.

Texas police department server again attacked by ransomware

May 5, 2018

Yet another ransomware attack on a Texas Police department that hinders their ability to serve and protect. Only some of their data could be pulled from backups. You can read the story here.

Missed Opportunity for Atlanta to have a proper disaster response to a computer crime.

April 24, 2018

On March 22, a ransomware outbreak hit Atlanta city government systems, freezing not just the city’s technology but also its ability to get work done. As a result of the outbreak, the city’s 8,000 employees were unable to use their PCs for several days. You can read the story here on InfoRisk today. The near 3 million dollar price for the recovery may have been prevented with a playbook of restoring the systems.