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…

US Secret Service Announces Cyber Games Winner

US Secret Service Announces Cyber Games Winner A team of law enforcement officials from South Carolina has seized first place in a nationwide cybersecurity contest. More than 200 teams from…

Illinois candy giant hit with ransomware weeks before Halloween

Ferrara Candy — the candy giant behind Nerds, Laffy Taffy, Now and Laters, SweetTarts, Jaw Busters, Nips, Runts and Gobstoppers — announced that it was hit with a ransomware attack…

Ex-carrier employee sentenced for role in SIM-swapping scheme

A former sales representative of a mobile carrier has been sentenced after accepting bribes to perform SIM-swapping attacks.  This week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Stephen Defiore,…

South African police arrest eight men suspected of targeting widows in romance scams

South African police have arrested eight suspects in connection to romance scams that defrauded at least 100 women. The gang used “sob stories” as a lure to push women —…

Halloween Horror-Show for Candy-Maker Hit by Ransomware

Halloween Horror-Show for Candy-Maker Hit by Ransomware A major US confectionary manufacturer has been hit by ransomware at one of its busiest times of the year, according to reports. Chicago-based Ferrara –…

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.…

Multiple governments involved in coordinated takedown of REvil ransomware group: Reuters

Cybersecurity experts have told Reuters that law enforcement officials from multiple countries were involved in the disruption of the REvil ransomware gang, which went dark for the second time on…

US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting Providers

US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting Providers Two men from Eastern Europe have been imprisoned in the United States for helping cyber-criminals carry out cyber-attacks against individuals and financial institutions in America. …

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…