Former customers of the now-defunct encrypted communications service EncroChat, which was infiltrated by police last year, continue to get busted, including members of a crime syndicate that operated "an industrial-scale cocaine laboratory" in the Netherlands, Europol says.
The world's largest meat supplier, JBS, says an "organized cybersecurity attack" has led it to shut down servers in North America and Australia. Experts say a prolonged outage could have a noticeable impact on the global supply of meat. The company has yet to disclose if the attack involved ransomware.
SmiNet, Sweden’s infectious diseases database, was temporarily shut down last week by the country’s public health agency, Folkhälsomyndigheten, following several attempted cyber intrusions. The shutdown interrupted the reporting of COVID-19 statistics.
As more cities see their police departments targeted with ransomware attacks, some analysts are voicing concerns that the attacks, which could lead to inaccessible systems and potentially compromised evidence, could impede criminal prosecutions.
Russian national Aleksandr Zhukov has been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of four charges - including wire fraud and money laundering - as part of the so-called Methbot scheme, which prosecutors say led to $7 million in digital advertising fraud.
A newly uncovered ransomware variant dubbed 'Epsilon Red' is targeting organizations in the U.S. hospitality sector, with the threat actor successfully extorting $210,000 from one of its victims, a new report by security firm Sophos notes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the city of Tulsa's decision to refuse to pay a ransom following an attack. Also featured: Johnson & Johnson's CISO on shifting priorities; mitigating quantum computing risks.
The Hydra darknet marketplace, which initially focused on narcotics sales, now also offers stolen credit cards, SIM cards, VPN access and cryptocurrency laundering services, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion, according to a new research report, which explains the market's tactics.
The U.K.-based insurance firm One Call says it has successfully restored its systems in a new environment that is separate from the one that was impacted by a ransomware attack May 13, adding that a ransomware note which purported to be from DarkSide could not be verified as authentic.
The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors, such as healthcare and education, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Microsoft is warning about a spam campaign that uses an updated variant of Java-based StrRAT malware that steals confidential data while disguising itself as a ransomware infection even though it does not actually encrypt data.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
Allen Phelps, CEO of the security firm Trust Farm, reviews some of the tactics, techniques and procedures used by foreign influence threat actors to target research organizations and shares some best practices to defend against those threats.
Investigators at industrial cybersecurity specialist Dragos say an employee of the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, where a cyberattack was thwarted, had visited an infected website the same day, but that apparently played no role in the security incident.