What the FBI did to make headway against COVID-19 research hackers

The multi-step process included collecting information that could help victims and would-be victims, as well as used in court.

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Meet FIN11, a cybercrime outfit going after pharma companies while leaning on extortion

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

The group joins the list of notorious financially-minded hackers.

Hackers exploit Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis to spread a different kind of virus

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

President Donald Trump announced he was sick on Friday. Days later, hackers are using the news as a lure to download malware.

Anthem to pay $39.5 million to states in latest settlement over 2015 hack

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The company previously agreed to pay $115 million in connection with the incident.

Ohio medical center offline following another security incident in the health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

It's the second time in a week that a cybersecurity incident has disrupted IT networks at a U.S. hospital.

US medical provider UHS blames 'security issue' for major outage

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

In its statement, UHS, which says it oversees 400 hospitals, did not address whether the company had suffered a ransomware attack.

German investigators treating ransomware attack as negligent homicide, reports say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

If confirmed, it would be the first documented case of a death stemming from a cyberattack, analysts say.

How the government is keeping hackers from disrupting coronavirus vaccine research

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Behind the scenes, DOD has been working to protect the U.S. government effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine against foreign hacking.

Weeks after malware disruption, New York hospital is getting back online

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Malicious cyber activity has continued to disrupt IT systems in the health sector despite a raging global pandemic.

Someone duped Twitter verification to spread racist disinformation on US coronavirus vaccine

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The tactic sounds a lot like a prior Iranian disinformation effort.

How scammers use faked news articles to promote coronavirus 'cures' that only defraud victims

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

It's the latest effort to separate anxious web users from their hard-earned cash.

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