Latest Dialogue Why I think Ransomware is a major danger to the Rail Industry If you didn’t already know, Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail suffered a data breach in early May 2020. The hacking gang demanded payment of a ransom of $6 million (CHF 5.8 million) in Bitcoin. “Stadler is not and has never been willing to make payments to blackmailers and has not entered into negotiations,” a spokesman for the company told press agency AWP.
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Latest Dialogue CREDIT TO TOM KNOWLES – Hackers target Rail Ransoms Since the Swiss Rail Company Stadler was attacked by Malware in April, this year, the industry has been rightly fearful of data loss leading to Ransomware. The Times reported today that Cyberhackers were running sophisticated PR relations with their own news websites, press releases, twitter accounts and public updates to aggrandise their competencies and make victims more fearful and more willing to pay The
Latest Dialogue 10 Ransomware Strains by Advanced Cyber Gangs With the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare organisations, their suppliers, government agencies, and educational software providers have been targeted by cyber-criminal gangs. Microsoft cyber-crime researchers observed that the gangs were in the final stage of their attacks on these organisations in the first half of April. Here are the tactics they observed: The cyber criminals’ main attack tactic is the “Smash-and-grab” approach. They trick victims into opening a
Recent Dialogue Cyber Crime – Ransomware and all its worries. During the June 2020, Rail Information Exchange, organised by the NCSC, members expressed disquiet at the lack of information forthcoming from Stadler, the Swiss Rail manufacturer, following their recent security breach. Back in May, Stadler announced that its IT network was attacked by a malware. The extent of the leak is still being analysed and it is suspected to be a professional attack but from