Notorious Russian ransomware gang Evil Corp. reportedly hit Sinclair Broadcast Group

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Evil Corp., one of the most notorious and prolific Russian cybercrime groups in recent years with a leader who has been…

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,…

Accenture lost 'proprietary information' in summer ransomware attack

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Accenture has acknowledged in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that outsiders extracted “proprietary information” in a cyber incident…

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…

US, allies pledge to combat money laundering as part of efforts to slow ransomware

Written by Tim Starks Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nations must better implement international standards for clamping down on money laundering in order to disrupt ransomware gangs’ illicit finance, according…

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The White House on Wednesday and Thursday will convene meetings with representatives from more than 30 countries to discuss how to…

Former TD Bank, Bank of America employee allegedly helped email scammers launder money

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An accused money launderer allegedly used his position as an employee at Bank of America and TD Bank to aid an…

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…

CISA, FBI, NSA warn of increased attacks involving Conti ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency, the FBI and National Security Agency urged organizations in an alert Wednesday to update their systems amid an increase in Conti ransomware attacks.…

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,…