Scottish charity hit by cyber attack

Scottish charity hit by cyber attack

The Scottish Association for Mental Heath (SAMH) has been hit by a cyber attack that disrupted its phone lines and email services. The attack took place last Thursday, and has been claimed by the group RansomEXX, which reportedly posted 12 GB of stolen data, including unredacted photographs of driving licences, credit cards and passports, and…

First Ransomware to Use Intermittent Encryption Revealed

First Ransomware to Use Intermittent Encryption Revealed

Sophos revealed that a recently discovered ransomware family called LockFile is the first to use a technique called intermittent encryption to evade detection. Symantec reported on August 20 that LockFile had been targeting organizations in the “manufacturing, financial services, engineering, legal, business services, and travel and tourism sectors” since at least July 20. But the…