BlackMatter ransomware gang reportedly quits peration

BlackMatter ransomware gang, which is believed to be a rebrand of DarkSide, has decided to end the project, giving in to the pressures of the local law enforcement authorities. In…

BlackMatter ransomware gang is reportedly quitting operation

BlackMatter ransomware gang, which is believed to be a rebrand of DarkSide, has decided to end the project, giving in to the pressures of the local law enforcement authorities. In…

A Russian-speaking ransomware gang says it hacked the National Rifle Association

Written by Tonya Riley and AJ Vicens Oct 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A ransomware group known as Grief claimed on Wednesday to have hacked the National Rifle Association, releasing 13…

Blackmatter Ransomware Victims Helped with a Secret Decryptor

BlackMatter is claiming to be a successor to Darkside and REvil, two other notorious ransomware threat actors responsible for the cyberattacks on Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. The cybersecurity company Emsisoft, uncovered a vulnerability in the…

Candy corn producer says ransomware incident 'not likely' to sour Halloween supplies

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A major U.S. candy-maker says it’s returning to service after a ransomware incident in which intruders interrupted operations at some facilities…

NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure, including food and agriculture organizations,…

Olympus probes apparent cyberattack, its second in less than a month

Written by Aj Vicens Oct 12, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Japanese technology manufacturer Olympus announced Tuesday that it was investigating “a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting IT systems in the U.S., Canada,…

Exposed ransomware negotiations shed light on cybercrime, but complicate things for victims

Less than 48 hours before the deadline for Iowa-based grain cooperative New Cooperative to pay the BlackMatter ransomware group’s demands, negotiations seemed to take an interesting turn. BlackMatter, which has…

Ransomware gang strikes Iowa agriculture business New Cooperative, the latest hack on food supply chain

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has struck an Iowa agricultural business, New Cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. Several security researchers first called attention to the hack on Monday,…