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…

Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two trends are combining to amplify the threat that cyber poses to the U.S., according to a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…

White House kicks off international ransomware meeting amid global barrage

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A parade of nations recounted grim experiences with ransomware at the start of a two-day White House-led summit on Wednesday, where…

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The White House on Wednesday and Thursday will convene meetings with representatives from more than 30 countries to discuss how to…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…

Google blames suspected Russian hacking group for targeting 14,000 Gmail users

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 7, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Russian hackers targeted approximately 14,000 Gmail users last month, according to the company Threat Analysis Group. While 100 percent of the…

Cybersecurity Firm CEO Arrested on Suspicion of High Treason

Group-IB originated in Russia but relocated its headquarters to Singapore. Since 2015, they’ve provided information, knowledge, and statistical data to law enforcement agencies (Europol and Interpol) to aid in the…

NSA, CISA Release Guidelines to Secure VPNs

State-backed hackers have been constantly exploiting vulnerabilities in VPNs to breach critical cyberinfrastructure in the United States, agencies have warned. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland…

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

Written by Tim Starks Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly every country on the planet now has a program to exploit digital vulnerabilities, a top National Security Agency cyber official…

Convicted scammer who had starring role in dispute between Russia, Israel unexpectedly deported

A convicted Russian scammer who was the focus of an international standoff was deported to his home country 14 months after receiving a long prison sentence in the U.S., Russian…