Notorious Russian ransomware gang Evil Corp. reportedly hit Sinclair Broadcast Group

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Evil Corp., one of the most notorious and prolific Russian cybercrime groups in recent years with a leader who has been…

Scammers targeted YouTube creators to takeover accounts, promote crypto investment fraud

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Scammers have been targeting YouTube creators with fake content collaboration offers in order to steal their accounts, according to a Google…

Candy corn producer says ransomware incident 'not likely' to sour Halloween supplies

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A major U.S. candy-maker says it’s returning to service after a ransomware incident in which intruders interrupted operations at some facilities…

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 19, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network,…

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,…

'A lot' of firms are developing offensive cyber techniques, hoping for investment

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Aggressive cyber tools remain a topic of interest for “a lot of companies” pitching their technology to investors thanks to interest…

Accenture lost 'proprietary information' in summer ransomware attack

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Accenture has acknowledged in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that outsiders extracted “proprietary information” in a cyber incident…

Sinclair Broadcast Group suffers ransomware attack, the latest affecting media

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Sinclair Broadcast Group, a major television news and media provider, confirmed Monday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack…

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…

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…