FIN7 Lures Unwitting Security Pros to Carry Out Ransomware Attacks

The infamous Carbanak operator is moving is looking to juice its ransomware game by recruiting IT staff to its fake Bastion Secure ‘pen-testing’ company. The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind…

REvil Servers Shoved Offline by Governments – But They’ll Be Back, Researchers Say

A multi-country effort has given ransomware gang REvil a taste of its own medicine by pwning its backups and pushing its leak site and Tor payment site offline. The REvil…

FOI Request Reveals Scale of Data Breaches at UK Councils

FOI Request Reveals Scale of Data Breaches at UK Councils UK councils have been hit by a staggering 33,645 data breaches caused by human error in the past five years,…

Macaw Locker, Evil Corp’s Latest Version Makes New Victims

In order to avoid US sanctions that avert victims from paying ransom demands, Evil Corp threat actor has released a new ransomware dubbed Macaw Locker. About Evil Corp Also known as the…

Government Agents Compromise REvil Backups to Force Group Offline

Government Agents Compromise REvil Backups to Force Group Offline The US authorities appear to have scored another win in their fight against ransomware by forcing the infamous REvil group offline.…

TA551 Shifts Tactics to Install Sliver Red-Teaming Tool

A new email campaign from the threat group uses the attack-simulation framework in a likely leadup to ransomware deployment. The criminal threat group known as TA551 has added the Sliver…

Why is Cybersecurity Failing Against Ransomware?

Hardly a week goes by without another major company falling victim to a ransomware attack. Nate Warfield, CTO at Prevailion, discusses the immense challenges in changing that status quo. Yes,…

US judge sentences duo for roles in running bulletproof hosting service

A US judge has sentenced two Eastern European men for operating a bulletproof hosting service leveraged by cybercriminals to deploy malware. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said…

Foiling Cybercrime Around the World – An Interview with a Cybercrime Investigator

The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to…

Prison for UPMC Data Thief

Prison for UPMC Data Thief A hacker from Michigan who stole and sold the sensitive data of tens of thousands of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) employees has been…