Garmin has confirmed that the recent outage its users experienced was indeed the result of a successful ransomware attack. However, the extent of the damage done is still unclear. The attack, which compromised Garmin’s servers for five days, impacted millions of users globally and will likely end up costing Garmin millions of dollars in lost productivity and reputation alone. While Garmin says that no customer data was leaked, Garmin's call centers, web site, and cloud-based services such as Garmin Connect and FlyGarmin (a commercial aviation navigation service) were either taken offline or negatively impacted as a result of the attack.Read More
In recent weeks we've seen threat actors stepping up ransomware attacks against hospitals at a moment when saving lives is their most important focus. To keep critical care operating uninterrupted, it’s become more important than ever for hospitals to harden their environment with ransomware prevention.Without secure infrastructure, treatments and surgeries can and do grind to a halt. The operators of the Ryuk ransomware, for example, targeted 10 healthcare organizations over the course of the past month and are continuing to attack and encrypt data at healthcare organizations, according to Bleeping Computer.Read More
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