ransomware

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

Panasonic says hackers accessed personal data of job candidates

Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed that hackers accessed personal information belonging to job candidates and interns during a November cyberattack. At the time of the data breach, which the

Finalsite ransomware attack forces 5,000 school websites offline

Finalsite, an internet software house that provides school districts with website design, hosting and content management solutions, has been hit by a ransomware attack. Earlier this week, school distr

The year the tide turned on ransomware

This year was rife with ransomware. 2021 witnessed the attack on IT software company Kaseya that knocked 1,500 organizations offline, the CD Projekt Red hack that saw threat actors make off with sourc

6 things in cybersecurity we didn’t know last year

The past 12 months in cybersecurity have been a rough ride. In cybersecurity, everything is broken — it’s just a matter of finding it — and this year felt like everything broke at once, espe

Google disrupts Russian botnet that infected 1 million Windows machines

Google is suing two Russian individuals it claims are behind a sophisticated botnet operation that has silently infiltrated more than 1 million Windows machines worldwide. In a complaint filed in the

Panasonic confirms data breach after hackers access internal network

Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed a data breach after hackers gained access to its internal network. Panasonic said in a press release dated November 26 that its network was “illegally acc

Zenity raises $5M to help secure low-code/no-code applications

As more companies adopt low-code/no-code tools to build their line-of-business applications, it’s maybe no surprise that we are now seeing a new crop of services in this ecosystem that focus on

US says Iran-backed hackers are now targeting organizations with ransomware

The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K., have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors — in some ca

Toronto’s transit agency cyberattack exposes 25,000 employees’ data

The Toronto Transit Commission has confirmed that the personal information of tens of thousands of employees may have been compromised as a result of a ransomware attack on its systems last month.  T

US charges Kaseya hacker and seizes $6M from REvil ransomware gang

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged a 22-year-old Ukrainian citizen linked to the REvil ransomware gang for orchestrating the July ransomware attack against U.S. technology firm Kaseya. I

US government offers $10M bounty for DarkSide ransomware hackers

The U.S. Department of State is upping the ante in its fight against ransomware by offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that helps identify or track down leaders of the notorious Dar

UK Labour Party blames breach of members’ data on third-party cyberattack

The U.K.’s Labour Party has confirmed a cyberattack on a third-party company has led to the compromise of members’ data. In an email sent to all party members and posted to its website, Labour

BlackMatter ransomware gang says it’s shutting down over law enforcement pressure

The BlackMatter ransomware operation, which came to prominence earlier this year following the demise of the DarkSide ransomware gang, is allegedly shutting down due to “pressure from the authoritie

FBI says ransomware groups are using private financial information to further extort victims

The FBI has warned that ransomware groups are targeting companies involved in “significant, time-sensitive financial events,” like mergers and acquisitions, in an effort to coerce victims into

Europol detains hackers behind 2019 Norsk Hydro ransomware attack

Europol and its law enforcement partners have disrupted a network of organized cybercriminals behind a string of ransomware attacks that has claimed more than 1,800 victims across 71 countries since 2

Industrial cybersecurity startup Dragos raises $200M, valuation soars to $1.7B

Dragos has raised $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investment, which Dragos says is also the largest funding round achieved by an industrial cybersecurity firm, was

Bridging the gap: What CISOs must do to get the C-suite on their side

Every CISO must face a cold, hard fact: You might not have a seat at the boardroom table or the executive leadership team meeting.

A coding bug helped researchers build a secret BlackMatter ransomware decryption tool

New Zealand-based cybersecurity company Emsisoft has been quietly helping BlackMatter ransomware victims recover encrypted files, preventing “tens of millions of dollars” in ransom payments and p

FIN7 hackers set up a fake company to recruit for cyberattacks

FIN7, a financially motivated Russian hacking group, has set up a fake company to lure unwitting IT specialists into supporting its continued expansion into ransomware, security researchers have found
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