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Kaseya Is Making Its Customers Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to Obtain Ransomware Decryption Key

Kaseya is requiring customers affected by the massive REvil ransomware attack to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to obtain the decryption key, a move that could shroud the incident in further mystery. Although the decryption key will no doubt bring relief to some victims, others are stating that it will have…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Huntress Labs, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack, Andrew Kaiser


Kaseya Ransomware Saga Mysteriously Comes to an End, but Nothing to See Here, Folks, Just Keep It Moving

Kaseya, the cloud provider at the center of a gargantuan ransomware attack on hundreds of businesses, announced this week that it had some good news: Somehow, it had come into possession of a “universal decryptor” to unlock all of the data affected by the recent hack.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Computer Security, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack


Tech firm hit by giant ransomware hack gets key to unlock victims’ data

Kaseya’s universal key can free the files of hundreds of organizations, ending the worst of the attack’s falloutThe software company at the center of a huge ransomware attack this month has obtained a universal key to unlock files of the hundreds of businesses and public organizations crippled by the hack.Nineteen days after the initial attack over the Fourth of July weekend, the Florida-based IT management provider, Kaseya, has received the universal key that can unlock the scrambled data of al...
Tags: Florida, Technology, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Kaseya


Sophos acquires Braintrace to supercharge its threat detection capabilities

Thoma Bravo-owned Sophos has announced it’s acquiring Braintrace, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Braintrace, which was founded in 2016 and has raised $10 million in funding, has developed a network detection and response (NDR) solution that helps organizations to easily inspect network traffic to identify and filter out suspicious activity. It does this using remote network packet capt...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Cybercrime, Computing, Aws, Security Software, Sophos, Computer Security, Illumio, MDR, NDR, Joe Levy, Thoma Bravo


Malware for Macs Is Getting Bigger, More Dangerous, and It's Dirt Cheap

A disturbing element of modern cybercrime is just how easy it is to procure powerful and invasive tools—the kind that can wreak total havoc on an unsuspecting victim’s computer. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, Computer Programming, Computer Architecture, macOS, Autorun, Technology Internet


Hackers Stole a Terabyte of Data from Oil Giant Saudi Aramco

Cybercriminals have stolen approximately a terabyte of data from one of the world’s largest energy companies, Saudi Aramco. Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil and gas companies, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Economy Of Saudi Arabia, Economic History Of Saudi Arabia, Companies Of Saudi Arabia, Oil Giant Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco Read


US blames China for Exchange server hacks and ransomware attacks

The Biden administration and its allies has formally accused China of the mass-hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers earlier this year, which prompted the FBI to intervene as concerns rose that the hacks could lead to widespread destruction. The mass-hacking campaign targeted Microsoft Exchange email servers with four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities that allowed the hackers — which Microsoft already attributed to a China-backed group of hackers called Hafnium — to steal email mailboxes a...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Attorney General, Government, China, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, Cybercrime, Beijing, United States, Hacking, Internet Security, Nato


U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Microsoft, China, Articles, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Hacking, New Zealand, Espionage, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security


REvil is Off-Line

This is an interesting development: Just days after President Biden demanded that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia shut down ransomware groups attacking American targets, the most aggressive of the groups suddenly went off-line early Tuesday. […] Gone was the publicly available “happy blog” the group maintained, listing some of its victims and the group’s earnings from its digital extortion schemes. Internet security groups said the custom-made sites ­- think of them as virtual conference r...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, US, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Biden, Bruce Schneier, Vladimir V Putin


Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Computer Security, The Fbi, JBS, US Agency, Lawrence Abrams, Darkside, Kaseya


Kaseya's Staff Sounded the Alarm About Security Flaws for Years Before Ransomware Attack

Employees warned Kaseya’s higher-ups for years about critical security flaws in its software but their concerns were brushed off, former workers told Bloomberg. Several staffers quit in frustration or were fired after repeatedly sounding the alarm about failings in the IT firm’s cybersecurity practices. Now, Kaseya is…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, National Security, Prevention, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Solarwinds, U S Federal, Kaseya, Bloomberg Several, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways

Message boards in train stations show cancellations though rail operator denies disruptionsWebsites of Iran’s transport and urbanisation ministry went out of service on Saturday after a “cyber-disruption” in computer systems, the official IRNA news agency reported.On Friday, Iran’s railways also appeared to come under cyber-attack, with messages about alleged train delays or cancellations posted on display boards at stations across the country. Electronic tracking of trains across Iran reportedl...
Tags: Technology, World news, Iran, Cybercrime, Hacking, Middle East and North Africa, Cyberwar, IRNA


‘We expect them to act’: Biden presses Putin on ransomware groups, hints at retaliation

Joe Biden’s hour-long phone call with the Russian leader suggests growing impatience over attacks disrupting US sectorsJoe Biden has increased pressure on Vladimir Putin to move against ransomware groups operating from Russia, warning the United States is prepared to respond if cyberhacks are not stopped.The two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday, their first since they discussed ransomware attacks at a summit in Geneva on 16 June. Biden’s message to Putin in the call was direct, sug...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Geneva, Biden


C'mon, Man! Biden Asks Putin to Crack Down on Ransomware Hackers (Again)

In light of ongoing ransomware attacks originating from Russia, President Joe Biden made a phone call to Vladimir Putin on Friday, stressing that Russia should crack down on cybercriminals operating within its borders, while adding that the U.S. will take “any necessary action” to defend itself against future attacks.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Politicians, Computer Security, Kaseya, Contemporary history, Hacker Groups, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Presidents Of Russia, Biden Asks Putin


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


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 this year, too. In the last few months alone we’ve witnessed the attack on Colonial Pipeline that forced the company to shut down its systems — and the gasoline supply — to much of the eastern seaboard, the hack on meat supplier JBS that abruptly halted its slaughterhouse operation...
Tags: Security, Crime, Cable, Russia, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Fujifilm, Dark Web, Crimes, Cyberattacks, JBS, Kaseya, Monero, Colonial Pipeline, Egregor


This Crowdsourced Ransomware Payment Tracker Shows How Much Cybercriminals Have Heisted

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, but quantifying the scope of the problem can be tricky when only the most high-profile cases make headlines. Enter Ransomwhere, the crowdsourced ransomware payment tracker with a punny name that means to shine a light on these cyberattacks that have increasingly rattled governments…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Crimes, Cryptocurrency, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Private Currencies, Hacker Groups, Krebs Stamos Group, Jack Cable


Biden says ‘we can’t wait any longer to deal with climate crisis’ in infrastructure pitch – as it happened

‘We see it with our own eyes, and it’s time to act,’ says presidentTrump files class-action lawsuit against social media giantsBiden condemns ‘heinous’ assassination of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse 1.03am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.39am BST Thirty-six states and Washington DC have alleged that the Google Play Store policies violate antitrust laws, and are suing the tech company. “Google has served as the gatekeeper of the internet for many years, but, more recently, it has a...
Tags: Google, Republicans, Joe Biden, US news, Cybercrime, Democrats, US politics, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Letitia James, Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve, Coronavirus


Biden says ‘we can’t wait any longer to deal with climate crisis’ in infrastructure pitch – live

‘We see it with our own eyes, and it’s time to act,’ says presidentTrump files class-action lawsuit against major social media companiesBiden condemns ‘heinous’ assassination of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse 9.30pm BST During a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Illinois earlier today, Jen Psaki provided a few details on Joe Biden’s morning meeting with key interagency leaders to address recent ransomware attacks.The White House press secretary told reporters, “In this meeting, th...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Cybercrime, Chicago, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Lori Lightfoot, Jen Psaki


Trump filing class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google – live

Ex-president claims he has been ‘censored’ by tech companiesBiden condemns ‘heinous’ assassination of Haiti president Jovenel MoïsePresident meets with US officials on response to ransomware attackHackers last week infiltrated Florida-based tech firm 5.16pm BST Trump was thrown off Facebook and Twitter, of course, because of what happened at the US Capitol on 6 January. He has announced his lawsuits. You can read the following by Sam Levine:Hours after the US Capitol was secured against a vi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Republicans, Senate, Freedom, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cybercrime, Democrats, US politics, Hitler, Donald Trump, Haiti, Trump


Biden to discuss response to ransomware attack with US officials – live

Hackers last week infiltrated Florida-based tech firm, seizing troves of dataBiden previously indicated he will hold Russia responsibleHack is latest indication Putin seems to be ignoring Biden’s warnings 3.16pm BST The White House described the assassination of the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, as a “horrific crime” and expressed support for the people of Haiti during this difficult time.Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the assassination during her appearance on CNN this mornin...
Tags: Florida, Putin, Republicans, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Cybercrime, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Press, Haiti, US Embassy


Who’s behind the Kaseya ransomware attack – and why is it so dangerous?

The breach has affected hundreds of businesses around the world, and experts fear the worst is yet to comeHackers last week infiltrated a Florida-based information technology firm and deployed a ransomware attack, seizing troves of data and demanding $70m in payment for its return.The hack of the Kaseya firm, which is already being called “the biggest ransomware attack on record”, has affected hundreds of businesses globally, including supermarkets in Sweden and schools in New Zealand. Continue ...
Tags: Florida, Technology, Sweden, Internet, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, New Zealand, Kaseya


REvil Gang Takes Credit for Massive Kaseya Attack and Asks for $70 Million Ransom

The REvil ransomware gang has taken credit for the Kaseya attack that has affected more than 1,000 companies worldwide and prompted an investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies. The criminals are asking for a $70 million ransom in bitcoin to publish a public universal decryptor that will unlock all affected…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Crimes, Patch, Solarwinds, Conti, U S Federal, Kaseya, Fred Voccola, REvil


Biden announces investigation into international ransomware attack

President addresses hack of Kaseya software that has affected hundreds of US businesses and shut down Swedish shopsJoe Biden said on Saturday he had directed US intelligence agencies to investigate a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses as the Fourth of July holiday weekend began and aroused suspicions of Russian gang involvement. Related: Joe Biden cherry-picks audience to promote bipartisan infrastructure deal Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Sweden, Internet, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Biden, Kaseya, shopsJoe Biden


US companies scramble to contain international ransomware attack

Hack closes Swedish grocery stores as head of targeted software supplier Kaseya says it is preparing a patchBusinesses across the US rushed on Saturday to contain a ransomware attack that paralyzed computer networks around the world, a situation complicated in the US by offices being lightly staffed at the start of the Fourth of July weekend.In Sweden, most of the grocery chain Coop’s 800 stores were unable to open because cash registers weren’t working, according to the public broadcaster. Stat...
Tags: Technology, Sweden, Internet, US, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Coop, Kaseya


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies [Update: Make That 1,000+ Companies]

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, Patch, Coop, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services, Kaseya, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, REvil, Technology Internet


China’s internet regulator opens inquiry into Didi ride-hailing service

Tech firm, which just launched its IPO in New York, is latest online giant to be targeted by Chinese authoritiesChina’s internet regulator has launched an investigation into one of the country’s biggest ride-hailing services, Didi, two days after the company’s massive initial public offering (IPO) in New York.Some observers believe the move against Didi is part of a continuing crackdown by the Chinese authorities on what was once a loosely regulated technology sector. It follows government actio...
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, Internet, China, Ipo, World news, Regulators, Stock Markets, Cybercrime, Asia Pacific, Alibaba, Tencent, Didi, TikTok Continue


Russian Military Hackers Have Been On a Worldwide Password Guessing Spree

An elite team of hackers connected to Russian military intelligence have been using brute force attacks to target hundreds of organizations throughout the world, according to officials with U.S. and U.K. security agencies. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Cybercrime, Hillary Clinton, Cyberattack, Brute Force Attack, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Fancy Bear, War Conflict, Hacker Groups


Insurance and Ransomware

As ransomware becomes more common, I’m seeing more discussions about the ethics of paying the ransom. Here’s one more contribution to that issue: a research paper that the insurance industry is hurting more than it’s helping. However, the most pressing challenge currently facing the industry is ransomware. Although it is a societal problem, cyber insurers have received considerable criticism for facilitating ransom payments to cybercriminals. These add fuel to the fire by incentivising cybercrim...
Tags: UK, Uncategorized, Insurance, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Reports, Bruce Schneier, Mitigation, Academic Papers