US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months The US Treasury has tracked $5.2bn worth of Bitcoin transactions likely to have been ransomware payments in the first half…

Heimdal™ Security Is a Finalist at the Computing Security Awards 2021 in Thirteen Categories

We are most delighted to announce that, after being nominated for the Network Computing Awards earlier this month, our company and solutions were also chosen as finalists in thirteen (!!!)…

Minecraft declared the most malware-infected game

According to new research by Atlas VPN, Minecraft related malware infected 44,335 devices while Kaspersky antivirus software detected 300,000 malware cases. Malware strains have gradually become the leading cause of…

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

More than $5 billion in bitcoin transactions has been tied to the top ten ransomware variants, according to a report released by the US Treasury on Friday.  The department’s Financial…

It’s Not You. It’s Them. On Hacking and Responsible Disclosure.

WordFence –  WordFence –  A story was recently posted to Hacker News celebrating a hack of IoT devices at a school that let a student and their friends rickroll the…

TrickBot Gang Enters Cybercrime Elite with Fresh Affiliates

The group – which also created BazarLoader and the Conti ransomware – has juiced its distribution tactics to threaten enterprises more than ever. The cybercriminals behind the infamous TrickBot trojan…

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…

Data Stolen from American Osteopath Group

Data Stolen from American Osteopath Group The personal data of thousands of individuals has been stolen from a non-profit professional member organization located in Illinois. Cyber-thieves struck the American Osteopathic…

CISA – Ransomware targeted SCADA systems of 3 US water facilities

United States has warned of more ransomware attacks on information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks of country’s Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities. On Thursday, multiple US…

Ransomware demands are up more than 500%, the latest concern for insurers

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Ransomware attacks aren’t just becoming more frequent, they’re getting more expensive. Scammers demanded an average payment of $5.3 million from hacking…