Alexander Vinnik heads to trial in France on ransomware, money laundering charges
It's the latest milestone in a case that spans at least four countries. French and U.S. prosecutors allege the Russian helped create the infamous Locky ransomware and then launder the resulting bitcoin ransom payments.
Romanian police bust hackers allegedly plotting ransomware attacks on hospitals
The hackers reportedly planned to threaten hospitals with malware to protest Romania’s state of emergency amid COVID-19.
TA505 launches fresh attacks on financial organizations in Singapore, UAE and U.S.
Far from a one-trick pony, TA505’s recent documented activity hasn’t involved ransomware as the group has looked for other ways to make money.
TA505 hackers thwarted at the door of a big financial org
“[T]he malware was signed mere hours prior to the attack – an indication of the operation’s deliberate timeline and nature," a Cybereason researcher said.
Report: Modular 'Marap' malware campaign sets the table for bigger hacks
Proofpoint says the 'Marap' malware is linked to a known financially motivated threat actor group.
Businesses aren't telling anyone when they've been hit with ransomware
Half of American businesses have been hit with ransomware this year but many stay silent and spend money instead of informing customers or law enforcement of the breach.