Another healthcare breach exposes hundreds of thousands of patient records

Data breaches in three different locations including Farmington Missouri (48,000 records), Atlanta Georgia (397,000 records) and the Central / Midwest US (210,000 records) allegedly including Social Security numbers, full names, physical addresses, dates of birth and insurance information. The names of the organizations have not yet been released and the attacker has advised that a […]

Teslacrypt closes shop, releases master decryption key

In a bit of an odd announcement, the group behind the Teslacrypt ransomware has apparently closed up shop and posted a note on their website saying “We are sorry!” and including the master key for decryption.  According to this article from ThreatPost, preliminary tests indicate that the key is legitimate and is able to decrypt […]

FBI asking for help with new ransomware

The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was dated March 25 and obtained by Reuters over the weekend. […]