Threat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom demand, a new report by security firm Radware finds.
Ransomware dominated the cybercrime landscape in 2020 and looks set to do so again this year, as criminals seek fresh new ways to make victims pay. Experts predict gangs will double down on whatever works, which lately includes data exfiltration.
Police have arrested Riley June Williams of Pennsylvania, who a tipster alleges stole a laptop or hard drive belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But is the tipsters claim that she had planned to pass the device to a friend in Russia credible?
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says a ransomware attack last month continues to cause serious outages and warns that ransom-demanding attackers also stole some data. The Conti ransomware-as-a-service operation has claimed credit for the attack and begun to leak the stolen data.
The FBI has issued a warning about the growing threat from the operators behind the Egregor ransomware variant and other cybercriminal gangs affiliated with the group. Since September, the crypto-locking malware has been associated with nearly 100 attacks worldwide.
The major appliances giant Whirlpool acknowledges it was hit with a ransomware attack in November, with the cyber gang Nefilim taking responsibility for the cyber incident and claiming to have stolen company data.
Ransomware gangs entered 2020 with a full and dangerous set of weapons at their disposal and then rolled out additional tools such as extortion and new distribution methods, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about the potential for fraud, ransomware attacks or similar types of criminal activity related to COVID-19 vaccine research and distribution organizations.
Look for the Biden administration to put health data privacy and security on the front burner next year. Here's what could be in store at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA.
The FBI, Europol and other law enforcement agencies shut down a virtual private network Tuesday that was providing a "bulletproof hosting service" that allowed cybercriminals to conduct illegal operations, including ransomware attacks, while remaining hidden from police.
The FBI is warning of increased activity - including disruption of a police dispatch system - by the operators of DoppelPaymer, a ransomware variant linked to high-profile attacks over the last several months. The cybercriminals also are calling victims to pressure them into paying ransoms.
Over the past two months, several Israeli firms have been targeted with a ransomware variant called Pay2Key. Now, security firm ClearSky says the crypto-locking malware is linked to an Iranian threat group called Fox Kitten.