Ransomware group says it took files from French Ministry of Justice

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A ransomware group claimed Thursday that it stole thousands of files from the French Ministry of Justice, threatening to post “all…

Unpacking the rise of BlackCat ransomware: High victim count, high payouts, customized features

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Despite being a relative newcomer, the BlackCat ransomware family is moving up the list of the most prolific operators in the…

Co-operator of DeepDotWeb sentenced to more than 8 years for money laundering

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A money laundering scheme related to dark web markets has earned an Israeli citizen more than eight years in federal prison,…

Dark Overlord collaborator gets 3 years in prison for buying and selling stolen identities

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An associate of the Dark Overlord hacking group has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in possessing…

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…

Large-scale cyberattack halts Red Cross work reuniting families, exposes confidential data

Written by Tonya Riley Jan 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack compromised personal and confidential data on more than half a million people helped by at least 60 Red Cross…

Interpol arrests 11 alleged members of Nigerian scam syndicate 'SilverTerrier'

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP International law enforcement authorities say they’ve arrested nearly a dozen members of a notorious Nigerian cybercrime gang potentially responsible for targeting…

QR codes can eat your lunch, FBI warns

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP QR codes are among the few “winners” of the coronavirus pandemic, the joke goes, because restaurants and other businesses have deployed…

International effort takes down VPN service, VPNLab, used for criminal activity

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A virtual private network service used for malware distribution, ransomware operations and other cybercrime activities was taken offline Monday as law…

Cyberattacks on Ukrainian websites come into clearer focus as Russia tensions escalate

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity researchers shed additional light over the weekend on the cyberattacks that disabled Ukrainian government websites, as Kyiv pointed to Russia…