These ransomware criminals lost millions of dollars in payments when researchers secretly found mistakes in their code

A major ransomware operation was prevented from making millions of dollars after cybersecurity researchers discovered a flaw in the ransomware that enabled encrypted files to be recovered without paying a ransom to…

Ransomware: Industrial services top the hit list – but cyber criminals are diversifying

Businesses in industrial goods and services are still the most popular target for ransomware attacks, but cyber criminals are increasingly diversifying which organisations they’re extorting.  Ransomware has become a major cybersecurity issue,…

Blackmatter Ransomware Victims Helped with a Secret Decryptor

BlackMatter is claiming to be a successor to Darkside and REvil, two other notorious ransomware threat actors responsible for the cyberattacks on Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. The cybersecurity company Emsisoft, uncovered a vulnerability in the…

DarkSide Ransomware Gang: New Activity Indicates a Rush to Cash Out Bitcoin

It has been observed a recent activity associated with a wallet owned by the DarkSide ransomware gang. It seems that its operators want to cash out $7 million in Bitcoin…

BlackMatter Bug Saved Victims Millions in Ransom Payments

BlackMatter Bug Saved Victims Millions in Ransom Payments Security researchers claim to have saved BlackMatter ransomware victims millions over the past few months after exploiting a bug they found in…

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…

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.…

Ransomware Sinks Teeth into Candy-Corn Maker Ahead of Halloween

Chicago-based Ferrara acknowledged an Oct. 9 attack that encrypted some systems and disrupted production. The manufacturer of some of Halloween’s most popular sweet treats has been hit with a ransomware…

CISA says BlackMatter ransomware group behind recent attacks on agriculture companies

CISA, the FBI and NSA officially implicated the BlackMatter ransomware group in the recent attacks on two agriculture companies, confirming the assessments of some security researchers who said the gang…

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike

An advisory by the CISA, FBI and NSA reveals hallmark tactics of and shares defense tips against the cybercriminal group that’s picked up where its predecessor DarkSide left off. Federal…