State Department offers $10 million for details on Conti ransomware gang members

As of January 2022, there were more than 1,000 victims of attacks associated with Conti ransomware and payouts exceeding $150 million.

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Russia's digital attacks are haphazard, chaotic, says top Ukrainian cyber official

by AJ Vicens • 4 hours ago

Moscow's approach to incorporating cyberattacks into its ongoing assault reflects an "absence of strategy," said Victor Zhora.

What to watch for as 'Hacker Summer Camp' gets underway in Las Vegas

by Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens • 2 days ago

Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV take place this year amid a backdrop of COVID, cyberwarfare in Ukraine and digital attacks on Taiwan.

Collective of anti-disinformation 'Elves' offer a bulwark against Russian propaganda

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 days ago

A group known as the Elves formed after three Lithuanian friends decided to work together to take on Russian trolls.

Researchers uncover sophisticated global Chinese hacking operation

by AJ Vicens • 3 days ago

The group used six backdoors against more than a dozen industrial plants, research institutes and government agencies, according to Kaspersky.

Cyber Front Z, a Russian troll operation ousted from Facebook, was clumsy, ineffective, according to Meta

by AJ Vicens • 7 days ago

The details were part of the company's larger quarterly adversarial threat report.

Hackers deploy new ransomware tool in attacks on Albanian government websites

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The hackers linked to the Iranian government claimed to have attacked Albania for hosting an opposition group conference.

Global network of fake news sites push Chinese propaganda, researchers find

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

More than 70 bogus sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia are part of an information operation pushing pro-Beijing messages.

State Department needs more cyber policy muscle, says cyberspace ambassador nominee

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

Nate Fick told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the threat from China is probably "the defining strategic question of my generation."

Opinion: The intellectual mistakes that crippled U.S. cyber policy

by James Van de Velde • 1 week ago

The U.S. will never successfully address cyberspace attacks against the U.S. private sector if it considers it outside the Pentagon’s purview.

Environmental hacktivists publish 2 terabytes of mining company emails

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The group called Guacamaya posted files from public and private mining companies and public agencies responsible for environmental oversight.