Blackmatter Ransomware Victims Helped with a Secret Decryptor

BlackMatter is claiming to be a successor to Darkside and REvil, two other notorious ransomware threat actors responsible for the cyberattacks on Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. The cybersecurity company Emsisoft, uncovered a vulnerability in the…

REvil ransomware gang goes dark after its Tor sites are hacked

In July 2021 the REvil ransomware group vanished due to mounting US pressure after the Kaseya attack. However, the group was back in September 2021 by carrying out extortion-based DDoS…

NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure, including food and agriculture organizations,…

REvil Ransomware’s Tor Sites Were Hijacked

REvil/Sodinokibi is highly evasive and upgraded ransomware, which uses a special social engineering move, as the ones who spread it will threaten to double the ransom if not paid within…

2021 ransomware transactions have already exceed 2020 numbers, Treasury Department says

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP As of June, financial institutions have already reported 635 suspicious ransomware-related activities to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, according to a…

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…

Bandwidth.com is latest victim of nonstop DDoS attacks against VoIP

Bandwidth.com has been suffering DDoS attacks for the past 3 days nonstop. Bandwidth.com is the newest victim of DDoS attacks, explicitly targeting voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services providers. According…

Holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Roberto Musotto, Edith Cowan University; Brianna O’Shea, Edith Cowan University, and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog! These words…

Canadian firm VoIP.ms hit by non-stop extortion-based DDoS attacks

By Waqas Although unconfirmed; the notorious REvil ransomware gang could be behind the DDoS attacks on VoIP.ms. Here’s what we know so far. This is a post from HackRead.com Read…

Bitdefender releases REvil decryptor as ransomware gang shows signs of return

As law enforcement braces for the revival of the REvil ransomware gang, a cybersecurity firm on Thursday released a free decryption tool for early victims of the criminals. The decryptor,…