Qlocker Ransomware Is Apparently Back in Business

Qlocker is a specific ransomware that infiltrates users’ storage devices and operates as a file locker, keeping users out unless they supply a password. The Qlocker ransomware only affects QNAP…

Top 2022 Cybersecurity Predictions for the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has been one of the most targeted industries over the past few years and hackers have jump-started their attacks since COVID. Attacks on healthcare industries have increased…

Russia ”neutralizes” REvil ransomware gang, arrests 14

According to Russia’s top agency FSB (Federal Security Service), the arrests against the Revil ransomware gang were made at the request of the government of the United States. Russia’s Federal…

Trends that shaped ransomware – and why it’s not slowing down

Written by CyberScoop Staff Jan 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Read the full report. Ransomware isn’t showing signs of slowing down in the new year. It’s staked its claim as a…

Husband and wife among ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

Gang of five arrested in Ukraine for their involvement in large-scale ransomware attacks on international firms costing millions of dollars in damages. Ukrainian law enforcement authorities are on an arrest…

Russia's FSB announces sting against members of REvil cybercrime gang

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Russian government said Friday that it raided multiple addresses tied to members of the REvil ransomware gang, making arrests and…

FBI shifting cybercrime focus from arrests, indictments to payment seizures, incident response

Written by Tim Starks Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In 2022, the FBI is looking to approach cybercrime differently. During separate public appearances on Thursday, two FBI officials said the…

Ransomware attack on New Mexico jail put prisoners in lockdown

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico went offline due to a ransomware attack, and prisoners were confined to their cells. On January 5th, 2022, the IT…

Ukrainian authorities arrest suspected ransomware ringleader

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Police in Ukraine on Thursday said they broke up a ransomware gang allegedly responsible for extorting more than 50 companies across…

TellYouThePass Ransomware Returns as a Cross-Platform Golang Threat

Tellyouthepass is one of the many ransomware-like programs that encrypt files and keep them encrypted until a ransom is paid. The application renames all encrypted files with the “.locked” suffix…