A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

Written by Tonya Riley May 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The federal government has made strides in deterring ransomware over the past year, but still has a number of milestones to…

Water companies are increasingly uninsurable due to ransomware, industry execs say

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP More water companies are finding they are uninsurable as ransomware attacks against the sector grow, water utility and association executives said…

The BlackByte ransomware group is striking users all over the globe

 News summary  Cisco Talos has been monitoring the BlackByte Ransomware Group for several months, infecting victims all over the world, from North America to Colombia, Netherlands, China, Mexico and Vietnam.…

Cardiologist Charged for Developing Jigsaw v.2 and Thanos Ransomware

The multi-tasking physician ran a Ransomware-as-a-Service and rented dangerous ransomware to cybercriminals. The US Department of Justice has unsealed a criminal complaint against French-Venezuelan Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez for developing two dangerous…

Costa Rican president claims collaborators are aiding Conti's ransomware extortion efforts

Written by AJ Vicens May 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Collaborators within Costa Rica are helping the notorious Conti ransomware group extort the country’s government, the country’s president said during a…

Clop Ransomware: Overview, Operating Mode, Prevention and Removal

Clop Ransomware belonging to a popular Cryptomix ransomware family is a dangerous file encrypting virus which actively avoids the security unprotected system and encrypts the saved files by planting the .Clop extension. It exploits AES cipher…

FBI charges Venezuelan doctor with using, selling 'Thanos' ransomware

Written by Tonya Riley May 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI announced charges Monday against a Venezuelan cardiologist that the bureau said was moonlighting as a cybercriminal mastermind, both designing…

Ransomware group strikes second U.S. health care system in the last two months

Written by AJ Vicens May 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP AvosLocker, a prolific ransomware group that was the subject of a recent joint FBI and U.S. Treasury Department warning, claimed this…

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An analysis of a well-known Iranian hacking operation that’s previously blurred the line between espionage and extortion suggests that the group…

Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…