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Ryuk Ransomware and FDPL Website Hack

Jan 6, 2020

Happy Monday! Last week, a Ryuk ransomware attack took down the entire IT network of a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facility. The United States Coast Guard stated that the cause of the attack most likely began with a phishing email. Operations at the facility were reportedly shut down for over 30 hours and the facility was unable to access critical files during this time.

In other news, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDPL) website was hacked days ago by an Iranian cybersecurity group. The website cannot be accessed at the moment due to the attack, but before it went down, the front page featured a photo of President Trump being punched in the face, along with a statement at the top of the page made by the hacking group. The hackers called themselves “Iran Cyber Security Group HackerS” and the message promised “severe revenge.”

That’s all for today! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We love comments and questions, so drop me an email

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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