Published: July 08, 2021
WASHINGTON - With a massive ransomware attack last week intensifying pressure on the Biden administration to demonstrate it can curb the threat, top national security officials briefed the president Wednesday on the governments efforts to counter and blunt the impact of the costly, increasingly brazen assaults by Russia-based hackers.
Published: July 07, 2021
The software company at the center of a major ransomware attack said Tuesday the hack affected between 800 and 1,500 small businesses, potentially making it the largest ransomware attack ever.
Published: July 06, 2021
A hacking group that experts said was behind the sprawling ransomware attack that hit hours before the beginning of the July Fourth holiday weekend is demanding $70 million to unlock the thousands of businesses affected by the hack.
Published: July 04, 2021
A sprawling ransomware attack that hit hours before the beginning of of the July Fourth holiday weekend has already affected hundreds of business and likely hit many more, researchers said.
Published: June 20, 2021
115 milliseconds. As quick as a blink, thats the amount of time a new technology - developed by researchers from Australias national science agency and a university in South Korea - takes to detect that ransomware has detonated on a computer and block it from causing further damage.
Published: June 11, 2021
Just a few months ago, crypto enthusiasts were hopeful that Washington was warming to digital assets. But cyberattacks demanding bitcoin ransoms, wild trading and rebukes from regulators have eroded their optimism.
Published: June 08, 2021
WASHINGTON - Federal authorities have recovered more than $2 million in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to foreign hackers whose attack last month led to the shutdown of a major pipeline that provides nearly half the East Coasts fuel, according to officials.
Published: June 06, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO - It can feel abstract: a group of organized but faceless criminals hijacking corporate computer systems and demanding millions of dollars in exchange for their safe return. But the impact of these ransomware attacks is increasingly, unavoidably, real for everyday people.
Published: June 03, 2021
JBS said its systems are coming back online after a massive cyberattack threatened to knock out significant pieces of its global meat supply network, easing worries that the breach would usher in shortages and higher beef and pork prices.