Ransomware news headlines trending on Google

    Toledo Public Schools(TPS) that detected a data breach on October 16th,2020 has announced that it could be a victim of Maze Ransomware attack. However, authorities haven’t confirmed the incident on an official note but confirmed that a digital invasion on the network could have happened in September this year.

    Toledo Public Schools confirmed that the hackers managed to leak over 9GB of data onto the dark web as the school authorities refused to pay the ransom and that leaked data includes social security numbers, addresses, and some former and present student and employee information.

    FBI has been notified about the file-encrypting malware incident, after which a probe was launched deeply by the law enforcement.

    Second, Italian beverage making company Compari has confirmed that it has become a victim of a ransomware attack. But is not going to bow down to the demands of the hackers to restore the encrypted data.

    RagnarLocker Ransomware gang is reported to be behind the incident that might have taken place on November 1st, 2020. And the gang is reportedly demanding $15 million to free up the data from the malware.

    Third, Florida based investment company GEO Group stated that it became a victim of a ransomware attack on August 19, 2020 where hackers infiltrated the network at first, stole the data, and then encrypted the entire database.

    GEO Group clarified in the press statement released on November 3rd,2020 that the hack impacted a small section of people and inmates whose health data was stored on the servers.

    FYI, the GEO Group is basically into the business of investing in the betterment of health facilities in prisons across North America.
    Last but not least is ransomware news trending on Google and related to Capcom LTD, a Japanese video game developer, and publisher.

    The gaming company that released renowned games like Resident Evil and Street Fighter is said to have hit by a ransomware attack. However, the company is sure that it has no reason to believe that the customer data was breached impacting certain email and file servers related to the Japanese company.

    In coordination with law enforcement, Capcom has launched an investigation and is working to restore the systems without paying the ransom to hackers.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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