ransomware attack

U.S. charges 2 suspected major ransomware operators

Both men are alleged to be affiliated with the Russia-based REvil ransomware gang

WASHINGTON (AP) - A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend. Yaroslav…

Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

Ireland’s health service took precaution by shutting down its IT system

LONDON (AP) -- Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” The Health Service Executive said Friday the move was a precaution and appointments…

Albany, NY, coping with ransomware attack

When Albany, New York, patrolman Gregory McGee went to work last Sunday morning, he got the unpleasant news that hackers had rendered many of the internet-connected tools he relied on for work inoperable.