The Week in Ransomware – October 1st 2021 – “This was preventable”
This week comes with reports on a hospital ransomware attack that led to the death of a baby and new efforts by governments worldwide to combat ransomware.
This week, the biggest news is President Biden announcing a partnership between the USA and thirty other countries to disrupt global ransomware attacks.
A heartbreaking report by the Wall Street Journal about a ransomware attack leading to the death of a baby also illustrates how dangerous these attacks can be for health care.
There was also some interesting news about how Conti targets Veeam backups, how the RansomExx ransomware can incorrectly encrypt Linux files, and the reemergence of the ransomware group known as Apostle.
Contributors and those who provided new ransomware information and stories this week include: @serghei, @DanielGallagher, @malwrhunterteam, @struppigel, @BleepinComputer, @LawrenceAbrams, @demonslay335, @PolarToffee, @Seifreed, @VK_Intel, @Ionut_Ilascu, @malwareforme, @fwosar, @jorntvdw, @FourOctets, @pancak3lullz, @ProferoSec, @GelosSnake, @barnhartguy, @kpoulsen, @bobmcmillan, @_melaevans, @y_advintel, @AdvIntel, @LabsSentinel, @pcrisk, and @fbgwls245.