'That horse has left the barn': Secret Service official says ransom payments have fueled hacking sprees
“I think it’s a very small number of cases we actually hear about,” Secret Service official Stephen Nix said.
Burgeoning ransomware gang Avaddon appears to shut down, mysteriously
The group had become increasingly prolific, but there were no clear answers for why Avaddon disappeared.
Meat supplier JBS says it paid $11 million ransom to keep attackers from stealing data
JBS joins a growing list of corporations that have made multimillion-dollar payments to digital extortionists.
Congress pummels Colonial Pipeline CEO over government coordination after disruptive ransomware incident
The company's response put on display broader Hill concerns about the private sector's ransomware safeguards.
DOJ seizes $2.3 million in cryptocurrency payments from Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack
The seizure from DarkSide actors' virtual currency wallet is part of a Biden administration anti-ransomware barrage.
Government, industry scramble to prioritize ransomware amid fallout from pipeline, JBS breaches
There's some harmony on ransomware, even as both sides redouble their messages to each other.