FBI, CISA, Treasury: North Korean hackers taking aim at health care with Maui ransomware

Written by Tim Starks Jul 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Three federal agencies said Wednesday that North Korean hackers have been attacking the health care sector with ransomware, and cautioned victims…

Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

Former Mandiant exec tapped to run ODNI cyber threat intelligence center, CTIIC

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A former executive for the cybersecurity company Mandiant began work last month as the director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration…

Cyber Security Giant Mandiant Denies Hacking Claims By LockBit Ransomware

According to a Mandiant representative, the company was aware of LockBit 2.0 claims, but there was no evidence of a cyberattack as yet. The infamous ransomware-as-a-service group using a variant of…

LockBit 2.0 gang claims Mandiant as latest victim; Mandiant sees no evidence of it

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A prominent ransomware group claimed Monday it has successfully attacked cybersecurity giant Mandiant, and will release company files. LockBit 2.0 — a…

Evil Corp affiliates are using off-the-shelf ransomware to evade sanctions

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely affiliated with the notorious Russian cybercrime group Evil Corp are using off-the-shelf ransomware to evade U.S. sanctions, researchers at…

Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group associated with the government of Belarus and aligned with Russian interests “leveraged compromised assets” to push a false…

Zero-day attacks surged in 2021, Mandiant says

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 22, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Mandiant said that its intelligence division has documented a surge in verified zero-day exploits over the course of the last year,…

Feds warn about foreign government-connected hackers aiming to disrupt vital industrial systems

Written by Tim Starks Apr 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A joint federal advisory Wednesday says that foreign government-linked hackers are targeting specific industrial processes with tools meant to breach and…

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…