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Ransomware gangs are doing their homework before encrypting corporate data

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

"They’re snooping around” for balance sheets and other financial data, a DHS official says.

California university pays $1 million ransom amid coronavirus research

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Security staffers detected an attack on June 1.

Hackers are still running coronavirus-related campaigns, CrowdStrike warns

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Hackers working for China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and India, as well as hacktivists and criminals, are still using COVID-19 themed lures.

Securing voter registration databases takes on added importance in pandemic, DHS official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The greater amount of absentee voting and mail-in ballots “shifts the risk towards voter registration data security,” senior DHS official Matt Masterson said Wednesday.

Ransomware operators now threatening to publish stolen data in extortion demands

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The big attack on Baltimore marked the beginning of a new trend, according to one analyst.

How do you fight off a ransomware attack?

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

What goes on in the short term? How do you stop the bleeding? How do you recover?

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