FBI seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency from REvil ransomware affiliate

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI in August seized approximately $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker affiliated with the REvil ransomware gang, according…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | November 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing threat news, trends, and research from the previous month. You can find all previous debriefs here. Highlight of the month:…

Ransomware gang targeting schools, hospitals reinvents itself to avoid scrutiny

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An under-the-radar ransomware group that’s been attacking schools, hospitals and other critical infrastructure has tried to cover its tracks by rebranding,…

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations hit by Cl0p ransomware gang

As seen by Hackread.com, the Cl0p ransomware gang has leaked partial SPO data including names, email addresses, passport scans, and more. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed becoming a victim…

Proposed Bill Would Require Public Disclosure of Ransomware Payments

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Proposed Bill Would Require Public Disclosure of Ransomware Payments Two U.S. congresswomen introduced a bill that would require ransomware victims to publicly disclose ransom…

Incident reporting, ransomware payment legislation faces trouble in Senate

Written by Tim Starks Nov 24, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Legislation requiring critical infrastructure owners to report major cyber incidents to the federal government, and mandating that ransomware victims disclose when…

Bitdefender’s 20th Anniversary: A look at the past, present, and future through its people

We’re incredibly excited to celebrate Bitdefender’s 20th anniversary and thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing individuals that have helped Bitdefender thrive over the past…

Ransom Your Employer Email Scam Suspect Arrested

The scam involved attempts to hire insiders to install DemonWare ransomware on their employer’s IT systems. A Nigerian citizen, deemed a key suspect in the Ransom Your Employer scheme, was…

Who Is Behind the Comeback of Emotet?

Conti ransomware is a very dangerous malicious actor because of how quickly it encrypts data and spreads to other computers. To get remote access to the affected PCs, the organization…

Cybersecurity in Banking: Bank hackers, ransomware, and more

The banking industry has famously been the target of many malicious hackers, leading to cybersecurity in banking becoming a major investment for many organizations. Bank of America spends upwards of…