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'That horse has left the barn': Secret Service official says ransom payments have fueled hacking sprees

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

“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

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

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

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

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

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

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

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

There's some harmony on ransomware, even as both sides redouble their messages to each other.

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