Tags botnets

White House weighs cracking down on secret ransomware payments, pursuing hackers

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

But Anne Neuberger said she was less sure about banning ransomware payments.

A botnet named after Prometheus is also exploiting Exchange Server flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The botnet was active just days after the Exchange Server vulnerabilities were announced.

Another Mirai variant used in attempted hacks on routers, switches

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Four years later, Mirai continues to haunt the internet.

Botnet operators, ransomware scammers the latest groups to pounce on Exchange Server bugs

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

What started as a reported Chinese spying operation has devolved into an opportunistic romp for criminals.

Is Congress finally ready to pass meaningful ransomware legislation?

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

As ransomware attacks afflict every part of the country, lawmakers might be feeling them in their congressional districts, too.

Emotet, NetWalker and TrickBot have taken big blows, but will it be enough?

by Tim Starks • 9 months ago

The idea might not be to shut the cybercrime operations down entirely, but to make their lives very difficult.