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October 7, 2020 24 min

Ransomware gets the spotlight on Episode 30 of Ping: A Firewalls.com Podcast. We start with our latest edition of Ransomware Reckoning, spotlighting a case that affected COVID-19 clinical trials.

Then it's onto headlines. We discuss a Europol survey suggesting many victims don't report ransomware attacks to authorities, and why that's a bad thing. Plus how U.S.-based organizations may face major penalties for paying ransoms to certain organizations.

In other news, hear about a new version of Google Chrome with a feature to help better ID phishing. And in another case of cyber attacks affecting day to day life, we discuss a breach of multiple Switzerland universities that led to stolen employee paychecks.

Read the stories:
Clinical Trial Software Company Hit By Massive Ransomware Attack
https://www.biospace.com/article/clinical-trial-software-company-eresearchtechnology-hit-by-ransomware-attack/

Ransomware victims aren't reporting attacks to police. That's causing a big problem…https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-victims-arent-reporting-attacks-to-police-thats-causing-a-big-problem/


Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/ransomware-victims-that-pay-up-could-incur-steep-fines-from-uncle-sam/comment-page-1/

Truncated URLs Look to Make Big Dent in Phishing
https://www.darkreading.com/risk/truncated-urls-look-to-make-big-dent-in-phishing/a/d-id/1338969

Hackers stole a six-figure amount from Swiss universities
https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/109100/hacking/swiss-universities-hacked.html?web_view=true  

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