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Helping to pay off ransomware hackers could draw big penalties from the feds

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The Office of Foreign Assets Control served notice to financial institutions and cyber insurance companies that they could suffer fines if they aid payments to attackers from nations like North Korea, Russia or Iran.

US accuses two Chinese hackers of global hacking campaign, targeting coronavirus vaccine research

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

The charges from the Department of Justice come amid mounting pressure for governments around the world to mitigate COVID-19.

Russian government hackers targeting coronavirus vaccine research, UK, US and Canada warn

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

Russian government hackers have been targeting coronavirus vaccine research, U.K., U.S., and Canadian government officials said.

Vast hack-for-hire scheme against activists, corporate targets tied to Indian IT firm

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Environmental actvisits, anti-net neutrality groups and investment services were among the intended targets.

Volunteer cybersecurity pros say they've stymied hacks against health care organizations

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The group say it's dismantled nearly 3,000 malicious domains and identified more than a 2,000 software vulnerabilities.

Pastebin just made it easier for hackers to avoid detection, researchers say

by Jeff Stone • 8 months ago

A roiling debate echoes a similar complaint about GDPR from 2018.

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