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,…

Ransomware gangs are starting more drama on cybercrime forums, upending 'honor among thieves' conventions

Written by Tonya Riley Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When ransomware group REvil reappeared in September after a nearly two-month downtime, its return was met with a less-than-friendly reception on the…

Holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Roberto Musotto, Edith Cowan University; Brianna O’Shea, Edith Cowan University, and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog! These words…