Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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» Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again - Dark Reading
14/04/15 15:16 from ransomware - Google News
Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again Dark Reading Police departments are proving to be easy marks for ransomware operators -- but perhaps no moreso than anyone else. Recently, reports are stacking up of police departments paying at...
» Maine Police Were Hit by Bitcoin Ransomware - CoinBuzz
14/04/15 15:04 from ransomware - Google News
CoinBuzz Maine Police Were Hit by Bitcoin Ransomware CoinBuzz It could happen to anyone but this time the victims were policemen from the state of Maine: local TV station WCSH-TV broke the news recently of how ransomware managed to infec...
» Hackers Get Bold Attacking Police Stations with Ransomware - Science Times
14/04/15 13:28 from ransomware - Google News
Hackers Get Bold Attacking Police Stations with Ransomware Science Times Hackers are growing even more bold extending their ransomware attacks beyond businesses and even targeting police departments. Police departments across the United ...
» Maine Police Pay Ransomware Demand in Bitcoin - PC Magazine
14/04/15 13:04 from ransomware - Google News
PC Magazine Maine Police Pay Ransomware Demand in Bitcoin PC Magazine The hack—commonly known as ransomware —is a virus that blackmails users by encrypting their hard drives or locking them out of their computer. The only way to gain acc...
» Police In Maine Pay Bitcoin Ransom To Free Office Hostage - ValueWalk
14/04/15 13:03 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
ValueWalk Police In Maine Pay Bitcoin Ransom To Free Office Hostage ValueWalk ... with one office even forced to pay a Bitcoin ransom to end a hostage situation. A hacker infected computers at Lincoln County sheriff's office with a k...
» Maine police departments scrambling, even forcing them to pay a ransom in bitcoin - New York Recorder
14/04/15 11:49 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
New York Recorder Maine police departments scrambling, even forcing them to pay a ransom in bitcoin New York Recorder Maine police departments scrambling, even forcing them to pay a ransom in bitcoin. Police officers believe that the mal...
» US cops pay Bitcoin extortion money to decrypt files held hostage by hackers - Techworm
14/04/15 11:30 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
Techworm US cops pay Bitcoin extortion money to decrypt files held hostage by hackers Techworm The police in Maine finally decided to pay the $300 ransom in Bitcoins to the perpetrators after they failed to restore the encrypted files fo...
» Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama - Dispatch Times
14/04/15 11:26 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
Dispatch Times Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama Dispatch Times The Blundering cops in Maine, US, have enriched malware masterminds by paying some heavy amount for malware masterminds to decrypt files held hostage...
» Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage ... - The Register
14/04/15 11:03 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
The Register Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage ... The Register Blundering cops in Maine, US, have enriched malware masterminds by paying up to decrypt files held hostage by ransomware. Four city ...
» Welcome to the FUTURE: US cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama - The Register
14/04/15 10:19 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
The Register Welcome to the FUTURE: US cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama The Register Blundering cops in Maine, US, have enriched malware masterminds by paying up to decrypt files held hostage by ransomware. Four city p...
» Ransomware Hackers Hit Maine Police Central Server - Infopackets (blog)
14/04/15 08:35 from ransomware - Google News
Ransomware Hackers Hit Maine Police Central Server Infopackets (blog) Four police departments in Maine have paid $300 to cybercriminals after being hit by so-called " ransomware ". Officials say they weighed up their response a...
» Cops pay bitcoin ransom to end hostage drama - National Monitor
14/04/15 07:26 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
National Monitor Cops pay bitcoin ransom to end hostage drama National Monitor The Associated Press reports that computers at the Lincoln County sheriff's office were infiltrated by a type of virus called "ransomware," whic...
» Hackers Make Police Departments In Maine Pay Ransom To Get Records Back - News Every day
14/04/15 04:08 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
News Every day Hackers Make Police Departments In Maine Pay Ransom To Get Records Back News Every day (Photo : BTC Keychain / Flickr Creative Commons 2.0) Several police departments in Maine had to pay around $300 ransom to hackers for g...
» For data extortion victims, payoff may be only option - Press Herald
14/04/15 04:06 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
Press Herald For data extortion victims, payoff may be only option Press Herald After an attack on Lincoln County's server caused a two-day data freeze for the Damariscotta Police Department of Chief Ronald Young, county officials de...
» Computer Users Face Hard Choice: Pay Ransom or Lose Files - NewsFactor Network
14/04/15 03:03 from ransomware - Google News
NewsFactor Network Computer Users Face Hard Choice: Pay Ransom or Lose Files NewsFactor Network that hackers use to try to extort money from people and businesses by preventing them from opening or using documents, pictures, spreadsheets...
» NETWORK SECURITY Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments - Top Tech News
14/04/15 03:02 from ransomware - Google News
Top Tech News NETWORK SECURITY Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments Top Tech News Attacks involving ransomware , in which malware restricts users' access to their own computer files, are on the rise, according to the Federal...
» Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments - NewsFactor Network
14/04/15 03:02 from ransomware - Google News
NewsFactor Network Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments NewsFactor Network Police in Maine whose shared server was infected by ransomware last week chose to pay $300 to the perpetrators rather than risk losing their internal fil...
» Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments - Sci-Tech Today
14/04/15 03:02 from ransomware - Google News
Sci-Tech Today Ransomware Hackers Hitting Police Departments Sci-Tech Today Police in Maine whose shared server was infected by ransomware last week chose to pay $300 to the perpetrators rather than risk losing their internal files or sp...
» Maine Police Departments Pay Bitcoin Ransom - Pioneer News
14/04/15 01:50 from ransomware - Google News
Pioneer News Maine Police Departments Pay Bitcoin Ransom Pioneer News The computers, apparently, had been infected with a ransomware virus. These are malware programs which restricts access to an infected system and then demands a ransom...
» Maine Police Departments Pay Hackers To Unlock Computer System - Geek Infinite
14/04/15 00:47 from ransomware - Google News
Geek Infinite Maine Police Departments Pay Hackers To Unlock Computer System Geek Infinite Normally the most effective thanks to combat ransom ware is to fully wipe the hard disc of a PC or network and so reload backup files that area un...
» Maine police officials pay ransom in Bitcoin to resolve hostage situation - American Register
13/04/15 22:52 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
Maine police officials pay ransom in Bitcoin to resolve hostage situation American Register Normally the best way to combat ransomware is to completely wipe the hard disk of a computer or network and then reload backup files that are sto...
» Houlton police files jammed by virus until ransom paid - Bangor Daily News
13/04/15 17:50 from ransomware - Google News
Houlton police files jammed by virus until ransom paid Bangor Daily News Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna confirmed Monday afternoon that his department was one of a handful in the state to be affected by a virus commonly referred to as ...
» Ransomware Strikes Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Sheriffs Pay Up - Techzone360
13/04/15 13:01 from ransomware - Google News
Ransomware Strikes Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Sheriffs Pay Up Techzone360 Ransomware has shown its face around area systems before, according to reports, with the Houlton Police Department reporting a similar hit earlier in the...
» Ransomware: How Hackers Are Shaking Down Police Departments - ABC News
13/04/15 11:10 from ransomware - Google News
ABC News Ransomware : How Hackers Are Shaking Down Police Departments ABC News Police departments across the United States have been made easy targets for hackers who infect their computers, encrypt their documents and give them a deadli...
» Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement ... - Network World
13/04/15 11:07 from ransomware - Google News
Network World Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement ... Network World After a law enforcement server shared by three city (town) police departments and a sheriff's office was infected with ransomware and ...
» Police Departments In Maine Fall Prey To Ransomware Hackers - Tech Times
13/04/15 10:16 from police files are held for ransom - Google News
Tech Times Police Departments In Maine Fall Prey To Ransomware Hackers Tech Times Several police departments in Maine had no other choice but to pay around $300 ransom to computer hackers in order to get their police records back. These ...
» Beware the ransom note, a fast-growing hacking form - Philly.com
13/04/15 03:05 from ransomware - Google News
Philly.com Beware the ransom note, a fast-growing hacking form Philly.com The network of nearly 30 computers at Caring Senior Service was infected with ransomware , malicious software that hackers use to try to extort money from people a...
» Backups can thwart ransomware extortion - Arkansas Online
13/04/15 02:57 from ransomware - Google News
Backups can thwart ransomware extortion Arkansas Online The network of nearly 30 computers at Caring Senior Service was infected with ransomware , malicious software that hackers use to try to extort money from people and businesses by p...