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…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

State Department offers $10M for information on Iranian election interference

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information on two Iranian hackers who allegedly participated in state-sponsored cyber…

US offers $10m reward for decisive info on DarkSide ransomware gang

The U.S. Department of State is paying an additional $5 million to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual in any country “conspiring…

FBI warns that ransomware scammers are timing hacks to target big business deals

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 2, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Companies planning big financial moves should be on guard for ransomware attacks, the FBI warned in an alert on Monday. Ransomware…

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…

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,…

$5.2 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Transactions Related to Ransomware

This is the result of the work of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) investigators, of the US Treasury Department. As reported by BleepingComputer, after reviewing 2,184 SARs (Suspicious Activity…

2021 ransomware transactions have already exceed 2020 numbers, Treasury Department says

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP As of June, financial institutions have already reported 635 suspicious ransomware-related activities to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, according to a…

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,…