Worldwide Ransomware attacks confirmed in September 2020

Rollup of Worldwide Ransomware attacks confirmed in September 2020

Elon Musk Confirms ‘Serious’ Russian Bitcoin Ransomware Attack On Tesla, Foiled By The FBI

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has confirmed the electric car-maker was targeted by a ransomware hacker demanding $1 million in bitcoin.

Australian firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware

Australian workforce design and delivery firm Tandem Corp has confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack recently, with one of its Melbourne offices coming under attack.

Fresno, Calif., Schools Cancel Class Due to Ransomware

With the fall semester in full swing, schools across the nation continue to struggle with the new technology issues that distance learning brings, including ransomware attacks and downed fiber lines.

Somerset Berkley Regional High School a victim of ransomware attack

Somerset Berkley Regional High School was a victim of a ransom-ware attack, according to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Jeffrey Schoonover.

Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware

Cyber criminals appear to have used the Windows NetWalker ransomware to attack the website of Australian firm Jands, which distributes some leading audio, lighting and staging brands for installation, production and retail industries throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ransomware attack targets Belfast-based Cygilant

Cygilant has confirmed it was subject to a ransomware attack and that the company is now working closely with third-party forensic investigators and law enforcement to understand the incident.

Argentinian Immigration Agency Suffers Downtime Due to Ransomware Attack

The “Dirección Nacional de Migraciones,” Argentina’s official immigration agency, has fallen victim to the NetWalker ransomware gang on August 27, 2020. The problem became immediately apparent on various border checkpoints that flooded the organization’s IT team with support requests. This is the same gang that recently breached a cyber-security startup.

Anglicare Sydney hit by cyber-attack as ransomware continues to circulate

Aged care provider Anglicare Sydney is still restoring some of the systems that were put out of action last week by what it says was a malicious cyber-attack.

Spectrum Health Lakeland impacted by Blackbaud ransomware attack

Spectrum Health Lakeland announced this week that it was affected by a recent ransomware attack on Blackbaud Inc.

Rocky Mount officials say city was victim of ransomware attack

Rocky Mount city officials say computer system was victim of ransomware attack. The hackers were demanding a sum via Bitcoin. The FBI was involved and helped the city with the cyberattack.


Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland (VNOG) was infected by ransomware over the weekend. The attack left the internal systems damaged. Some functionality is limited or not working at all. But the notification systems like P2000 and C2000, with which the security services communicate, are unaffected. “Safety is not at stake,” the VNOG said, NOS reports.

K-Electric struck by ‘ransomware

KARACHI: K-Electric on Wednesday said it experienced an attempted cyber-incident earlier this week. “The KE teams have initiated consultation with international information security experts and are also collaborating with local authorities in this regard,” the company said in a statement.

Equinix data centers hit by Ransomware incident, investigation on

Data center company Equinix is hit by a ransomware attack in which attackers have reportedly demanded $4.5 million ransom to be paid. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Equinix specializes in data centers and Internet connection. In fact, the company happens to be the largest provider of data centers.

Fairfax County Public Schools working with FBI after ransomware attack

Fairfax County Public Schools, the 10th largest school district in the nation, confirms to ABC7 that the school system is working with the FBI after a ransomware attack.

City of Hartford Hit with Ransomware Attack, Causing School Delay

Cyber-attackers know that city and town officials have been gearing up for the start of school and the potential for remote learning, in school or a hybrid model all summer. The daily monitoring of the coronavirus has kept officials alert and flexible as they focus on the start of school.

US Court Hit by “Conti” Ransomware

The infrastructure of US criminal court has been hit by ransomware, with court documents published online in what is thought to be the first ransomware attack of its kind.

Thai hospitals and companies hit by ransomware attacks

Hospitals and companies in Thailand were hit by hackers who held their computer systems and data ransom, demanding payment to restore information, police said on Thursday.

Development Bank of Seychelles hit by ransomware attack

The Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) was hit by ransomware according to a press statement published earlier today by the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS).

First day of school shut down by ransomware attack in Connecticut

The Hartford School District in Connecticut has become the latest victim of a ransomware attack, disrupting the first day of school for thousands of children.

Silverlake Axis’ IT service provider hit by ransomware attack

FINTECH firm Silverlake Axis said on Thursday that its information technology (IT) service provider’s servers have experienced a ransomware attack.

SoftServe hit by ransomware, Windows customization tool exploited

Ukrainian software developer and IT services provider SoftServe suffered a ransomware attack on September 1st that may have led to the theft of customers’ source code.

SK Hynix, LG Electronics fall victim to ransomware attacks

It has been confirmed on Wednesday that a ransomware group attacked SK Hynix and LG Electronics and stole confidential information including trade information, raising concerns that it could lead to further damage.

Ransomware attack on Saraburi hospital

The director of Saraburi Hospital on Wednesday confirmed the hospital computer system had been attacked with ransomware, but said no demand for money was received.

CCSD says it was victim of ransomware attack

The Clark County School District was targeted last month in a ransomware attack, and some people’s personal information might have been accessed, the district revealed Tuesday.

Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack

BancoEstado, one of Chile’s three biggest banks, was forced to shut down all branches on Monday following a ransomware attack that took place over the weekend.

British university hit by Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware

The University of Newcastle in the UK has been hit by a gang using the Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware, with the institution saying it is investigating the attack that it had noticed on 6 September.

Laser developer IPG Photonics hit by a ransomware attack

Nasdaq-listed U.S. laser company IP Photonics Corp. has been hit by a ransomware attack that shut down saw its information technology systems worldwide.

Woman dies following Dusseldorf hospital ransomware attack

Hackers who held a hospital to ransom and may have contributed to the death of a woman in Germany might be charged with negligent manslaughter if authorities can track them down.

Ontario nurses’ college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

University Hospital New Jersey hit by SunCrypt ransomware, data leaked

University Hospital New Jersey (UHNJ) has suffered a massive 48,000 document data breach after a ransomware operation leaked their stolen data.

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware

The attack on the Newhall District in Valencia is part of a wave of ransomware attacks on the education sector, which shows no sign of dissipating.

Jekyll Island Authority Targeted by Ransomware Attack

The Georgia entity in charge of the stewardship of Jekyll Island was targeted by a ransomware attack last week. Officials reported that the cyberattack was isolated and systems were restored.

Ransomware attack hits Newhall schools, halting online classes

A different sort of virus — ransomware — has taken down the computer system at the Newhall School District, forcing a shutdown of distance learning for some 6,000 elementary school students, officials said.

Ransomware attack hits Canadian trucking company Manitoulin

A hacking group posted data stolen from Manitoulin Transport, one of Canada’s largest trucking companies, on Friday in the latest in a string of ransomware attacks targeting firms in the country’s supply chain.

Ransomware Attack on Shipping Giant

A ransomware attack has hit the servers of French container shipping giant CMA CGM, leading to the temporary closure of the company’s shipping website and applications.

UHS hospital chain hit with apparent ransomware attack

Universal Health Services, which operates about 400 facilities, was targeted with a cyberattack over the weekend that has triggered a multiday IT outage.

Insurance Broker Gallagher Reports Ransomware Attack

Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its claims unit, Gallagher Bassett, reported that a ransomware incident that happened on Saturday, Sept. 26 limited some of its internal systems.

Government Software Provider Tyler Technologies Suffered Ransomware Attack

Continuing the trail of ransomware attack victims, now joins Tyler Technologies - a government software provider. While the service has merely hinted at a security incident, reports reveal the involvement of ransomware.

Luxottica Suffers Major Ransomware Attack

Hackers reportedly hit Luxottica with a ransomware attack, leading to problems for the eyewear giant worldwide.

Tuscaloosa temporarily suspends online payments for water bills after ransomware attack

A ransomware attack on the city of Tuscaloosa’s utility billing software has suspended online payments for resident’s water bills temporarily.

Millcreek Township Confirms Computer System Hacked; Erie News Now Uncovers Township Hit by Ransomware Attack

Millcreek Township confirmed Friday its computer system was hacked this week, but Erie News Now has learned from multiple sources a ransomware attack is to blame.

Simon Fraser University suffered ransomware attack last spring

A ransomware attack last spring at Simon Fraser University (SFU) reportedly compromised the personal information of about 250,000 students, faculty and alumni. The bad actors breached a database that contained the personal information of every person who joined the school before June 20, 2019.

The Sixth Form Bolton: Hackers ‘steal data’ in ransomware attack

CRIMINAL hackers who launched a cyber attack on a Bolton college have ‘stolen’ data in what is believed to be a ransomware threat.

Flagler College says alumni, donor database was target of ransomware attack

Flagler College alerted its community Wednesday that a database that stores information on alumni, donors and friends had been the target of a ransomware attack.