Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

Notorious hacking group FIN7 adds ransomware to its repertoire

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The long-running cybercrime group FIN7, known for breaking into payment systems and corporate networks, has been moving into ransomware operations, according…

Major German fuel storage provider hit with cyberattack, working under limited operations

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack struck major German oil storage company Oiltanking GmbH Group on Sunday, the company confirmed to CyberScoop in a statement.…

Wind turbine giant Vestas says data was compromised in security incident

Written by Tim Starks Nov 22, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Vestas Wind Systems, says it’s contending with a cyberattack that forced the firm…

Colonial Pipeline forked over $4.4M to end cyberattack – but is paying a ransom ever the ethical thing to do?

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms? Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images Scott Shackelford, Indiana University and Megan Wade, Indiana University It took little over…

With cyberattacks growing more frequent and disruptive, a unified approach is essential

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Yasser Morgan, University of Regina Cyberwarfare consists of co-ordinated attacks of mass disruption (AMD). In the June summit between U.S. and Russian presidents Joe Biden and…