The “Conti” ransomware which targeted Ireland’s Health Department last week, is thought to be the same used in yesterday’s Waikato District Health Board.
People often represent the weakest link in the security chain and are chronically responsible for the failure of security systems. A study by Trend Micro concluded that email is the number one threat vector, there is no exception, even with a global pandemic.
A Taiwanese manufacturer, Quanta Computer, which supplies Apple Inc with hardware used in some their
devices, stated that on 21 April 2021 it had suffered a ransomware attack by the REvil ransomware group. A staggering ransom, set at $50 million (USD), was demanded to be paid in order to prevent leaking sensitive files of Apple’s new technology on the Dark Web.