cyberattacks

A ransomware attack on a debt collection firm is one of 2022’s biggest health data breaches

A ransomware attack on a little-known debt collection firm that serves hundreds of hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S. could be one of the biggest data breaches of personal and health inf

Elden Ring gaming giant Bandai Namco says hackers may have stolen customer data

Bandai Namco, the Japanese video game publisher behind titles including Pac-Man, Tekken and Elden Ring, has admitted that hackers accessed its systems and potentially made off with customer data. In a

US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The FBI, CISA and the U.S. Treasury Department are warning that North Korean state-sponsored hackers are using ransomware to target healthcare and public health sector organizations across the United

US publisher Macmillan confirms cyberattack forced systems offline

Macmillan, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., said it has been hit by a cyberattack that forced it to shut down its IT systems.  Macmillan spokesperson Erin Coffey told TechCrunch that t

Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production plants. “It is confirmed that one of our fact

Costa Rica’s public health system hit by Hive ransomware following Conti attacks

Costa Rica’s public health service, known as the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), has been forced to take its systems offline after being hit by Hive ransomware. In a statement on Twitter, t

Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica's elected government. Where does that leave smaller, equally vulnerable nation states?

US names and shames Venezuelan doctor as notorious ransomware maker

The U.S. has named a Venezuelan cardiologist as the alleged mastermind behind the notorious Thanos ransomware. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, 55, created and di

US, UK and EU blame Russia for ‘unacceptable’ Viasat cyberattack

The U.S., U.K. and EU have formally blamed the Russian government for the February cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat, which triggered outages across central and eastern Euro

Panasonic says Canadian operations hit by ‘targeted’ cyberattack

Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed its Canadian operations were hit by a cyberattack, less than six months after the company last fell victim to hackers. In a statement provided to TechCrunch

Viasat cyberattack blamed on Russian wiper malware

The recent cyberattack on U.S. satellite communications provider Viasat, an incident that triggered satellite service outages across central and eastern Europe, was likely the result of destructive wi

US charges four Russian spies for hacking Saudi oil facility and US nuclear power plant

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against four Russian government employees for a years-long hacking campaign targeting critical infrastructure, including a U.S. nuclear power oper

Google discovers threat actor working as an ‘initial access broker’ for Conti ransomware hackers

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has observed a financially motivated threat actor working as an intermediary for the Russian hackers, including the Conti ransomware gang. The group, which Google refe

REvil hacker accused of Kaseya ransomware attack arrested and extradited to the US

An alleged key member of the REvil ransomware group, who federal authorities say is responsible for the Kaseya hack that encrypted thousands of its customers’ networks, has been arrested and ext

Nvidia says hackers are leaking company data after cyberattack attack

Nvidia has confirmed that hackers stole sensitive data from its networks, including employee credentials and proprietary company information, during last week’s cyberattack and are now “leakin

Conti ransomware gang’s internal chats leaked online after declaring support for Russian invasion

A cache of chat logs belonging to the Conti ransomware group have leaked online thanks to an apparent insider, who claimed to have objected to the group’s support for the Russian invasion of Ukr

How the tech industry is responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine develops, TechCrunch will continue to bring news and analysis on how the conflict unfolds across the tech and startup community.

Red Cross says ‘state-sponsored’ hackers exploited unpatched vulnerability

The recent cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which compromised the data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, was likely the work of state-sponsored ha

FBI warns BlackByte ransomware is targeting US critical infrastructure

The BlackByte ransomware gang appears to have made a comeback after targeting at least three U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, according to an advisory from the FBI and the Secret Service. BlackBy

Russia’s FSB ‘shuts down’ notorious REvil ransomware gang

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Friday that it has raided and shut down the operations of the notorious REvil ransomware gang. The unprecedented move — which will undoubtedly
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