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Ransomware

Ransomware attack

Your medical records might’ve just been stolen in this scary security breach

May 12th, 2021

The DarkSide Russian ransomware gang that found itself thrust into the spotlight in recent days over its hack of Colonial Pipeline, a major US fuel pipeline operator, apparently considers its affiliated hackers as marginally less evil than competitors — due to DarkSide’s refusal to hack entities like hospitals. That doesn’t mean other ransomware attackers, however, …

Ransomware attack

This ransomware attack against a US police department took a nasty turn

May 12th, 2021

A Russian-speaking group of hackers called Babuk on Tuesday underscored how devastating a ransomware attack can be on a target. After the group’s demands weren’t met following their attack on the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department’s computer network, Babuk made good on its dangerous ultimatum. Based on news accounts of negotiations between the department and …

Colonial pipeline

Russian cybercriminals just pulled off a devastating attack inside the US

May 10th, 2021

Unless operations are restored by Tuesday at the major US fuel pipeline that a Russian gang of cybercriminals hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, problems are going to start mounting, rapidly. First impacting the Atlanta area as well as Tennessee, and then snowballing all the way up to New York State, according to a …

Ransomware attack

Russian hackers are getting even more brazen in the US

April 29th, 2021

It’s axiomatic among digital security professionals there’s really nothing and no one anymore who’s un-hackable, and the sooner we realize that fact in this era of rampant systems intrusions, data breaches, and the like, the better off we’ll be. Law enforcement is a good example of how this is the case. You’d think that those …

Ransomware

Hackers keep getting rich off of your stupid mistakes

March 18th, 2021

The cyber landscape continues to be increasingly favorable for hackers and other assorted criminals who initiate hacks and intrusions into peoples’ computers, mobile devices, and the apps and services they use on all that hardware. It’s not just that the attack surface for things like data breaches keeps getting larger, with a growing number of …

Mac Malware

Ransomware targeting Mac users was recently discovered on torrent sites

June 30th, 2020

A piece of ransomware targeting the Mac has been making the rounds on torrent sites. The ransomware disguises itself as an app installer for Little Snitch. The software itself isn’t especially sophisticated but macOS users, as a general rule of safety, should refrain from downloading pirated software. Mac malware doesn’t come along all that often, …