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,…

Chinese hackers use Log4j exploit to go after academic institution

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese hacking group known for industrial espionage and intelligence collection used a vulnerability in Log4j to go after a large…

Ransomware in 2022: We're all screwed

Ransomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the “golden era” for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new…

Irani and Chinese State Hackers Exploiting Log4j Vulnerability

According to John Hultquist, VP of Intelligence Analysis, Mandiant, Iranian state hackers are specifically aggressive with this Log4j vulnerability. Cybersecurity firms Mandiant and CrowdStrike have confirmed that Iranian and Chinese…

Khonsari ransomware, Iranian group Nemesis Kitten seen exploiting Log4j vulnerability

Security researchers have found evidence that the group behind the Khonsari ransomware is exploiting the Log4j vulnerability to deliver it. Other state-sponsored groups are also looking into the vulnerability, according…

DOJ gives Russian national two-year sentence for work shielding Kelihos malware and other ransomware

The Department of Justice sentenced 41-year-old Oleg Koshkin to two years in prison for his work in helping to “conceal” the Kelihos malware and other ransomwares from antivirus software. He…

Businesses fear rise of third-party attacks, as ransomware impact grows

The majority of global businesses believe supply chain attacks can become a major threat within the next three years, with 45% experiencing at least one such attack in the last…

Ransomware Victims Pay $700K in Extra Extortion Fees

Ransomware Victims Pay $700K in Extra Extortion Fees A staggering 96% of ransomware victims that agree to their extorters’ demands are subsequently forced to pay additional fees amounting to hundreds…

CrowdStrike chosen by CISA for government endpoint security intiative

CrowdStrike and CISA have announced a new partnership that will see the cybersecurity company provide endpoint security for the government organization — and others — while also “operationalizing” the Executive…

CrowdStrike beats estimates for Q3, sees revenue increase 63% compared to 2020

Crowdstrike published its third-quarter financial results on Wednesday, beating market estimates with solid growth from subscription customers.  Crowdstrike’s total Q3 revenue was $380.1 million, a 63% increase over a year prior.…