Ransomware

The IRS offers a $625,000 bounty to anyone who can break Monero and Lightning

The United States Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has offered a bounty of up to $625,000 to anyone who can break purportedly un...

Major Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack

Banco Estado, the only public bank in Chile and one of the three largest in the country, had to shut down its nationwide operat...

Ransomware hackers shut down Argentina’s borders, demand $4M BTC

Government officials in Argentina are refusing to negotiate with a ransomware group that forced them to briefly close all immig...
September 7, 2020
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Combatting the ‘Death Note’-inspired ransomware

There is still an element of the crypto “Wild West” in 2020, as cryptocurrency stolen through hacks and ransomware attacks is s...
September 2, 2020
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FBI and Tesla thwart $4 million Bitcoin ransomware plot

A young Russian citizen and his co-conspirators came within an inch of carrying out a major ransomware attack against Tesla — u...

University of Utah Pays Ransomware Gang to Prevent Student Data Leak

The University of Utah’s College of Social and Behavioral Science confirmed that they were hit by a ransomware attack on July 1...

Ransomware Negotiations Revealed: Flattery and Empathy Works

Details of a week-long negotiation between the University of California and a NetWalker ransomware gang have been revealed by B...

Did Jack Daniels Thwart a Ransomware Attack or Not?

Ransomware gang REvil, known also as Sodinokibi, claims to have mounted a successful attack against the U.S. wine and spirits g...

Ransomware Attacks Demanding Crypto Are Unfortunately Here to Stay

Year after year, the ransomware landscape changes dramatically. In 2019, a new resurgence of attacks occurred as businesses and...

Ransomware Threatens Production of 300 Ventilators Per Day

The FDA-approved Coronavirus ventilator manufacturer Boyce Technologies has been targeted by ransomware launched by the DoppelP...