Ransomware isn’t always about gangs making money. Sometimes it’s about nations manufacturing mayhem.

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ransomware is fundamentally about reaping massive profits from victims — payments were on pace to cross the billion-dollar threshold in 2021,…

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…

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,…

Secondary Infektion, a Russian disinformation outfit, impersonated Swedish lawmaker

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A suspected Russian disinformation campaign used manipulated images and fabricated internet personas to promote false narratives online in an effort to…

Ransomware gangs are starting more drama on cybercrime forums, upending 'honor among thieves' conventions

Written by Tonya Riley Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When ransomware group REvil reappeared in September after a nearly two-month downtime, its return was met with a less-than-friendly reception on the…