Ransomware isn’t always about gangs making money. Sometimes it’s about nations manufacturing mayhem.

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ransomware is fundamentally about reaping massive profits from victims — payments were on pace to cross the billion-dollar threshold in 2021,…

Chinese hackers use Log4j exploit to go after academic institution

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese hacking group known for industrial espionage and intelligence collection used a vulnerability in Log4j to go after a large…

Iranian government-backed hackers target critical infrastructure with ransomware, US says

Written by Tim Starks Nov 17, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S., U.K. and Australian cyber agencies on Wednesday accused Iranian government-sponsored hacking groups of exploiting Microsoft and Fortinet vulnerabilities this year…

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 19, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network,…