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6 things in cybersecurity we didn’t know last year

The past 12 months in cybersecurity have been a rough ride. In cybersecurity, everything is broken — it’s just a matter of finding it — and this year felt like […]




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Microsoft seizes control of websites used by China-backed hackers

Microsoft has seized control of a number of websites that were being used by a Chinese government-backed hacking group to target organizations in 29 countries, including the U.S. Microsoft’s Digital […]




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US says Iran-backed hackers are now targeting organizations with ransomware

The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K, have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors — in some cases with […]




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US government offers $10M bounty for DarkSide ransomware hackers

The U.S. Department of State is upping the ante in its fight against ransomware by offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that helps identify or track […]




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CISA, NSA, FBI say BlackMatter ransomware group is targeting the US food industry

A joint advisory issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) has warned that the BlackMatter ransomware […]




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A new US bill would force companies to disclose ransomware payments

A new proposed law would compel businesses in the U.S. to disclose any ransomware payments within 48 hours of the transaction. The bicameral Ransom Disclosure Act, drafted by Sen. Elizabeth […]




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New Treasury sanctions take aim at blocking ransomware groups from cashing out

The U.S. Treasury is wading into the fight against ransomware by sanctioning virtual cryptocurrency exchange Suex for its role in facilitating ransomware payments. The sanctions are the first of its […]




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Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware

Olympus said in a brief statement Sunday that it is “currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting its European, Middle East and Africa computer network. “Upon detection of suspicious activity, […]




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Howard University cancels classes after ransomware attack

Washington D.C’s Howard University has canceled classes after becoming the latest educational institution to be hit by a ransomware attack. The incident was discovered on September 3, just weeks after […]




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This crowdsourced payments tracker wants to solve the ransomware visibility problem

Ransomware attacks, fueled by COVID-19 pandemic turbulence, have become a major money earner for cybercriminals, with the number of attacks rising in 2020. These file-encrypting attacks have continued largely unabated […]