Unpacking the rise of BlackCat ransomware: High victim count, high payouts, customized features

Several key factors make the ransomware one of the fastest-growing variants, researchers say.

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Co-operator of DeepDotWeb sentenced to more than 8 years for money laundering

by Joe Warminsky • 19 hours ago

Tal Prihar helped to hide more than $8 million in cryptocurrency that dark web market operators paid DeepDotWeb for linking internet users to their wares, prosecutors said.

Dark Overlord collaborator gets 3 years in prison for buying and selling stolen identities

by Joe Warminsky • 19 hours ago

Prosecutors said Slava Dmitriev used the handle “GoldenAce” to buy and sell stolen identities on AlphaBay, and also assisted the Dark Overlord in extortion operations.

APTs quiet ahead of Beijing games, but financially motivated hackers are still lurking, research says

by Tonya Riley • 1 day ago

Nation-state hackers might not want to get on China's bad side, but athletes, officials, volunteers and fans should watch their phones.

Large-scale cyberattack halts Red Cross work reuniting families, exposes confidential data

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

The sensitive and confidential data for more than 500,000 individuals helped by the organization was exposed.

Interpol arrests 11 alleged members of Nigerian scam syndicate 'SilverTerrier'

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The operation — with help from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 as well as cybersecurity firm Group-IB — marks the second action against the group.

QR codes can eat your lunch, FBI warns

by Joe Warminsky • 1 week ago

The bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), issued a general alert Tuesday about "malicious" QR codes that reroute unsuspecting consumers.

International effort takes down VPN service, VPNLab, used for criminal activity

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

Europol said the service was used as part of malware distribution, ransomware operations and other cybercrime activities.

Cyberattacks on Ukrainian websites come into clearer focus as Russia tensions escalate

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

Ukraine is more explicitly blaming Russia for the cyberattacks.

Ransomware isn’t always about gangs making money. Sometimes it’s about nations manufacturing mayhem.

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

Iran and perhaps China seem to have moved into the game of disruptive ransomware attacks.

Trends that shaped ransomware – and why it’s not slowing down

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

A new report analyzes the ransomware epidemic and how it will shape the threat landscape in 2022 and beyond.

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