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RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim

AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechC

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

Evil Corp hackers evolve ransomware tactics to dodge US sanctions

The Russia-based cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp has shifted to a ransomware-as-a-service model in an effort to skirt U.S. sanctions, according to research from cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The

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

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

The how and why of raising OT security capital

The advent of ransomware and targeted attacks on critical infrastructure have changed the game and are highlighting operational technology security. Today, OT security is a national security issue.

Cloud providers’ default retention policies are not enough: You better back your SaaS up

Despite the rapid growth and countless benefits of SaaS, there are significant challenges associated with managing and protecting SaaS data.

Study: 30% of Log4Shell instances remain unpatched

Considering recent APT41 attacks, organizations that continue to leave the Log4Shell flaw unaddressed are hitting the snooze button when it comes to the wake-up calls from attackers.

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

Daily Crunch: Byju’s founder chips in toward $800M funding round to reach $22B valuation

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NetWalker ransomware operator extradited to the US, over $28M in bitcoin seized

A former Canadian government employee accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks has been extradited to the United States, with more than $28 million in bitcoin seized in connection with the

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

FBI eyes ransomware profits with new cryptocurrency crimes unit

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching a new unit dedicated to tracking cryptocurrency crimes and ransomware profits. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the formation o

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

Maze, Egregor and Sekhmet ransomware decryption keys published

A decryptor has been released for the Maze, Egregor and Sekhmet ransomware families in yet another sign that cybercriminals are rattled by recent law enforcement action. Maze was once considered one o

5 ways to attract top cybersecurity talent in a tight labor market

At a time when ransomware attacks, data breaches and supply chain intrusions are skyrocketing amid a labor shortage, what is a company supposed to do?
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