2021 ransomware transactions already exceed 2020 numbers, Treasury Department says

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

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Ransomware demands are up more than 500%, the latest concern for insurers

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

The figures published by Allianz represent the latest glimpse into how ransomware attacks are becoming exponentially more expensive.

FBI, CISA warn water facility operators of ongoing malicious cyber activity

by AJ Vicens • 2 days ago

Incidents occurred in Kansas, California, Maine, Nevada and New Jersey.

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

by Tim Starks • 3 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 • 3 days ago

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

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

The group is best known for targeting emails associated with former President Trump's re-election effort.

Romance scammers exploit Apple's developer program to spread fake cryptocurrency apps

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

Swindlers have defrauded victims out of $1.4 million with the romance scam.

White House kicks off international ransomware meeting amid global barrage

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

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

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

The talks leave out the nation President Biden most often criticizes, but invitees will meet for two days on countering ransomware.

Olympus probes apparent cyberattack, its second in less than a month

by AJ Vicens • 5 days ago

The ransomware gang BlackMatter was a suspect in a prior incident.

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

by Tonya Riley • 6 days ago

Less than 20 victims were successfully compromised.