Saturday, December 4, 2021

ransomware

US authorities disclose ransomware attacks against water facilities

The alert from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency cited a series of apparently unrelated hacking incidents from September 2020 to August 2021 that used at least three different strains of ransomware.

Nations reveal ransomware pain at US-led summit

The US has convened some 30 countries – with the notable exception of Russia – to boost cooperation in fighting the costly and disruptive attacks that have boomed around the world.

Ukrainian extradited to US for ‘trafficking’ computer passwords

Ivanov-Tolpintsev controlled a network of computers infected with malware without their owners' knowledge – and used it to decrypt their access codes.

Ransomware gang websites vanish after Biden pressures Putin

The disappearance comes after a series of high-profile ransomware attacks hit major US businesses this year.

FBI warns of large ‘scale’ in US ransomware attack

The FBI has opened an investigation along with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other US federal agencies 'to understand the scope of the threat'.

FBI hacks hackers’ bitcoin wallet, steals back most of pipeline ransom

Stealing back a ransom shows how far the US is willing to go to deter cyber-criminals.

Vital US fuel pipeline shut down in ransom cyber-attack

The Colonial Pipeline carries more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston, Texas, to the New York Harbor.

International police boffins take down ‘most dangerous botnet’

The malware enabled international criminals to access financial details and other lucrative personal information.

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