A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

The Ransomware Task Force said that a year after its initial report, the U.S. has made progress on some of its recommendations.

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Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

by AJ Vicens • 3 days ago

The operation is just one of many information operations multiple nations have conducted in relation to Russia's war in Ukraine.

FSB's Fronton DDoS tool was actually designed for 'massive' fake info campaigns, researchers say

by AJ Vicens • 3 days ago

The analysis shows that what was thought of as a straightforward DDoS tool was so much more.

Water companies are increasingly uninsurable due to ransomware, industry execs say

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 days ago

The scope of what insurers are covering is also narrowing as costs go up, said an association representative.

New research identifies poor IAM policies as the greatest cloud vulnerability

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 days ago

Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence unit finds identity and access management policy flaws remain a principal cause of cloud security vulnerabilities.

U.S. recovers millions from infamous '3ve' advertising scam group

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

It's the Eastern District of New York's biggest recovery from a cybercrime to date.

Costa Rican president claims collaborators are aiding Conti's ransomware extortion efforts

by AJ Vicens • 5 days ago

The claim comes after Conti doubled its extortion demand to $20 million and called for the overthrow of the government.

FBI charges Venezuelan doctor with using, selling 'Thanos' ransomware

by Tonya Riley • 6 days ago

Zagala's products were widely praised by customers.

Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

Russia has hit Ukrainian satellite broadband services and Internet providers since the beginning of the war and recently began physically attacking Ukrainian Internet companies, according to the state information agency.

Ransomware group strikes second U.S. health care system in the last two months

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The targeted systems are just two of dozens of the group's attacks in the last year.

Ukrainian cybercriminal sentenced to 4 years in U.S. prison for credential theft scheme

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The defendant earned roughly $80,000 from his crimes between 2017 and 2019, prosecutors said.