There's been a big jump in crooks selling access to hacked networks. Ransomware gangs are their best customers

There’s been a surge in cyber criminals selling access to compromised corporate networks as hackers look to cash in on the demand for vulnerable networks from gangs looking to initiate ransomware…

Double Extortion Ransomware: The New Normal

With more and more businesses learning how to avoid paying huge amounts of money to ransomware actors by maintaining up-to-date backups and having disaster recovery plans in place, the number…

Cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood

Cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood A cyber-attack on Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) has resulted in the exposure of patients’ personally identifying information (PII). The agency said in a notice posted to its…

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Data Leaks Skyrocket 935%

Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found. The ransomware business is booming, and feeble corporate security and a flourishing…

Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors The U.S. government sanctioned the cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for moving money for ransomware actors.…

FBI seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency from REvil ransomware affiliate

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI in August seized approximately $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker affiliated with the REvil ransomware gang, according…

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

By urbans/Shutterstock Queensland government-owned energy generator CS Energy said on Tuesday it was responding to a ransomware incident that occurred over the weekend. First reported by Energy Source & Distribution,…

Ransomware gang targeting schools, hospitals reinvents itself to avoid scrutiny

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An under-the-radar ransomware group that’s been attacking schools, hospitals and other critical infrastructure has tried to cover its tracks by rebranding,…

Marine Services Giant Hit by Clop Ransomware

Marine Services Giant Hit by Clop Ransomware An APAC marine services multi-national appears to have become the latest victim of the prolific Clop ransomware gang. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has…

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations hit by Cl0p ransomware gang

As seen by Hackread.com, the Cl0p ransomware gang has leaked partial SPO data including names, email addresses, passport scans, and more. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed becoming a victim…