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German investigators treating ransomware attack as negligent homicide, reports say

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

If confirmed, it would be the first documented case of a death stemming from a cyberattack, analysts say.

‘Dark Overlord’ hacker pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years for extortion threats

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

"I don't want to see another computer for the rest of my life," Nathan Wyatt, a U.K. man, said during a court hearing.

Ransomware to blame for nearly half the cyber-insurance claims filed in early 2020

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Just because a ransomware victim files a cyber-insurance claim does not mean the cost will be covered.

Multibillion-dollar Equinix is the latest data-center firm to face ransomware incident

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Data-hosting firms are a recurring target for ransomware gangs that figure the threat to customer data helps their chances of a payout.

Hartford Public Schools delay reopening amid ransomware attack

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

COVID-19 isn't the only thing complicating the start of the school year.

Ransomware hits two state-run organizations in the Middle East and North Africa

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

It's the latest example of data-wiping tools being aimed at key organizations in the region.

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