Large-scale cyberattack halts Red Cross work reuniting families, exposes confidential data

Written by Tonya Riley Jan 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack compromised personal and confidential data on more than half a million people helped by at least 60 Red Cross…

Interpol arrests 11 alleged members of Nigerian scam syndicate 'SilverTerrier'

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP International law enforcement authorities say they’ve arrested nearly a dozen members of a notorious Nigerian cybercrime gang potentially responsible for targeting…

QR codes can eat your lunch, FBI warns

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP QR codes are among the few “winners” of the coronavirus pandemic, the joke goes, because restaurants and other businesses have deployed…

International effort takes down VPN service, VPNLab, used for criminal activity

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A virtual private network service used for malware distribution, ransomware operations and other cybercrime activities was taken offline Monday as law…

Cyberattacks on Ukrainian websites come into clearer focus as Russia tensions escalate

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity researchers shed additional light over the weekend on the cyberattacks that disabled Ukrainian government websites, as Kyiv pointed to Russia…

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,…

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…

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…

Ukrainian government websites hacked amid rising regional security anxiety

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A series of Ukrainian government websites were temporarily unavailable Friday in what appeared to be a coordinated cyberattack against the backdrop…

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…