APTs quiet ahead of Beijing games, but financially motivated hackers are still lurking, research says

Written by Tonya Riley Jan 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP State-sponsored hacking groups have been uncharacteristically quiet leading up to the Olympic Games next month in Beijing. Researchers say there’s one…

Ransomware isn’t always about gangs making money. Sometimes it’s about nations manufacturing mayhem.

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ransomware is fundamentally about reaping massive profits from victims — payments were on pace to cross the billion-dollar threshold in 2021,…

Ukrainian authorities arrest suspected ransomware ringleader

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Police in Ukraine on Thursday said they broke up a ransomware gang allegedly responsible for extorting more than 50 companies across…

Romanian ransomware suspect arrested in joint Europol, FBI operation

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Romanian man accused of using ransomware to target “high-profile” organizations and companies was arrested Monday as part of a joint…

FBI: Cuba ransomware group hit 49 critical infrastructure organizations

The FBI has released a new notice about the Cuba ransomware, explaining that the group has attacked “49 entities in five critical infrastructure sectors” and made at least $43.9 million…

AT&T Takes Steps to Mitigate Botnet Found Inside Its Network 

AT&T is battling a modular malware called EwDoor on 5,700 VoIP servers, but it could have a larger wildcard certificate problem. AT&T is taking action to take down a botnet…

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,…

College for cyber criminals: Dark web crooks are teaching courses on how to build botnets

Botnets are one of the key drivers of cyberattacks, used to distribute malware, ransomware and other malicious payloads – and dark web forums are now offering lessons on how to…

Ransomware experts question massive Pysa/Mespinoza victim dump

The Pysa ransomware group dumped dozens of victims onto their leak site this week right after US law enforcement officials announced a range of actions taken against ransomware groups.  More…

Microsoft Nov. Patch Tuesday Fixes Six Zero-Days, 55 Bugs

Experts urged users to prioritize patches for Microsoft Exchange and Excel, those favorite platforms so frequently targeted by cybercriminals and nation-state actors. Microsoft reported a total of 55 vulnerabilities, six…