NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Monero appears to be a currency of choice.

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Accenture lost 'proprietary information' in summer ransomware attack

by Tim Starks • 20 hours ago

The company didn't elaborate on the exact nature of the extracted data.

Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

by Tim Starks • 21 hours ago

Brandon Wales said at CyberWeek that the twin phenomena have increased the "prevalence and impact" of attacks.

2021 ransomware transactions already exceed 2020 numbers, Treasury Department says

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

DarkSide and REvil were two of the most popular ransomware strains reported.

US, allies pledge to combat money laundering as part of efforts to slow ransomware

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

Two days of meetings produced the joint statement.

A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

White House kicks off international ransomware meeting amid global barrage

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

The U.S. is pushing the message that the world should address ransomware collectively.

Peanut butter and ProtonMail: US charges underscore evolution of espionage in digital age

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Like Russia's use of social media to influence American voters and Chinese recruiting strategies, espionage has gone fully digital.

OMB orders federal agencies to let CISA access defenses of devices, servers

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

It's an area of weakness that the SolarWinds hackers exploited, officials have said.

A rising tide lifts all boats in maritime cybersecurity

by Sen. Angus King, Rep. Michael Gallagher • 2 weeks ago

Congress and the White House must act now to safeguard critical chokepoints from cyber disruption, two lawmakers argue.

US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco spelled out the plans at separate events.

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