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We're Closing Down
May 14, 2021 2:40 PM CDT
Pipeline Attackers: We're Closing Down
DarkSide says it lost access to its servers and money, though experts warn it could reappear
- The criminal enterprise that's responsible for the long gas lines in the southeastern US has logged off, saying it lost access to the infrastructure it needs to run its operation. "Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,"...
Ransomware Attack Causes
'Critical Emergency' in Ireland
May 14, 2021 4:56 AM CDT
Ransomware Attack Causes 'Critical Emergency' in Ireland
Country's health service has shut down IT systems
- Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a "significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said the move was a precaution, and appointments for coronavirus vaccinations were not affected. "We’ve taken a precautionary measure to...
Colonial Paid Ransom
to Hackers: Bloomberg
May 13, 2021 12:39 PM CDT
Colonial Paid Ransom to Hackers: Bloomberg
Drivers in Southeastern states can expect 'headaches' for another week or longer
- Colonial Pipeline said this week it had no intention of paying ransom to the hackers who crippled its fuel shipments . So how did the company manage to begin restoring operations on Wednesday? As it turns out, Colonial paid a ransom after all, reports Bloomberg . The outlet says the company shelled...
Clock Is Ticking on Pipeline
May 10, 2021 8:40 AM CDT
Clock Is Ticking on Pipeline After Cyberattack
If Colonial system isn't back up in a few days, gasoline prices are likely to rise
- The operators of the biggest US fuel pipeline were scrambling Monday to resume operations after a cyberattack forced a shutdown on Friday. The
Wall Street Journal
reports that because of existing gasoline inventories, the impact shouldn't be too dire if Colonial can confine the outage to less than five...
Maker on Hackers'
Extortion: We Will
Feb 9, 2021 12:32 PM CST
Maker on Hackers' Extortion: We Will Not Negotiate
Ransomware creators steal, threaten to release source code from CD Projekt Red
- "You have 48 hours to contact us." That was the ransom note left Monday after a cyberattack against
maker CD Projekt Red, which has posted the note online and said it's not in the mood for negotiations. The hackers' message indicated that they stole the...
Assault Is Underway
Oct 29, 2020 6:00 AM CDT
An 'Unprecedented' Ransomware Assault Is Underway
Hospitals are being attacked, US agencies and experts say
- Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the US healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking, the AP reports. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two...
Most Destructive Hackers Ever?
So Says Justice Department
Oct 19, 2020 12:41 PM CDT
Most Destructive Hackers Ever? So Says Justice Department
Feds indict 6 Russian intelligence officers
- Six Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics, and US businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday that details attacks on a broad range of political, financial, and athletic targets, per the AP . However, the indictment does not charge the...
Microsoft Goes After One
of World's Biggest Botnets
Oct 12, 2020 1:56 PM CDT
Microsoft Goes After One of World's Biggest Botnets
Trickbot seen as a threat to the November election
- Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt the cybercrime digital network known as Trickbot, which is seen as a major threat to the US presidential election, per the AP . The
calls it one of the world's biggest botnets, one with the potential to gum up state...
When Vegas Schools Declined
Ransom, Hackers Took Action
Sep 29, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
When Vegas Schools Declined Ransom, Hackers Took Action
Las Vegas' Clark County School District was targeted late last month
- A hacker group has published employee Social Security numbers, student grades, and other sensitive information from the Clark County School District in Las Vegas after it refused to pay a ransom. The largest school district known to be hit with ransomware since the start of the pandemic announced a breach...
This Is the First Death
From a Ransomware Attack
Sep 18, 2020 1:00 AM CDT
This Is the First Death From a Ransomware Attack
Woman dies in Germany after hospital is hit with cyberattack
- In a tragic first for humanity, a death in Germany was the indirect result of a ransomware attack. A Duesseldorf hospital was the victim of the attack, and as a result of the attack, it was unable to receive a woman who was on her way there. She was re-routed...
A Modern 'Clark Kent'
Lives in Normal, Illinois
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nov 3, 2019 10:05 AM CST
A Modern 'Clark Kent' Lives in Normal, Illinois
ProPublica profiles Michael Gillespie, an unassuming ransomware 'superhero'
- He is, as described in a profile at ProPublica , "like a real-life version of Clark Kent or Peter Parker." But 27-year-old Michael Gillespie doesn't battle villains of the usual sort: He has turned into a "crime-fighting superhero"—one recognized by the FBI—in the field...
Small Town Forks
Over $500K Ransom
Jun 26, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
Small Town Forks Over $500K Ransom
To hackers, following cyberattack: 'I would've never dreamed this could've happened,' mayor says
- A week after a Florida city caved to hackers demanding $600,000 to rid its computer system of a debilitating virus, another Florida city is following suit. Lake City, some 60 miles west of Jacksonville, will pay hackers 42 bitcoins, or around $500,000, following a cyberattack two weeks ago....
Florida City Agrees to
Pay $600K to Hackers
Jun 20, 2019 7:34 AM CDT
Florida City Agrees to Pay $600K to Hackers
Ransomware attack took Riviera Beach's systems offline
- A Florida city has agreed to pay the equivalent of around $600,000 to hackers after becoming the latest victim of a very 21st-century crime. At a meeting Monday, the city council in Riviera Beach unanimously agreed to pay 65 Bitcoin to hackers who had paralyzed its computer system with...
The Tool Used to Hack
US Cities? Guess
Who Made It
May 25, 2019 12:10 PM CDT
The Tool Used to Hack US Cities? Guess Who Made It
The NSA designed a tool that's now used by America's enemies
- An online hacking tool developed by the NSA is being used to cripple American cities and extort millions of dollars from government coffers, the
New York Times
reports. Called EternalBlue, the tool was stolen in 2016 and dropped online the year after, enabling rogue actors and foreign intelligence agencies to...
Hits Another Big City
May 21, 2019 7:14 AM CDT
Ransomware Attack Hits Another Big City
Baltimore is trying to recover, but it could take awhile
- Last year, it happened to Atlanta . This year, Baltimore. The city's online services have been largely shut down since hackers breached servers about two weeks ago, reports NPR . The hackers demanded 13 Bitcoins—worth about $102,000 as of Tuesday morning—but the city is refusing to pay and...
Atlanta's Computers Held
Hostage, With a $50K Ransom
Mar 27, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
Atlanta's Computers Held Hostage, With a $50K Ransom
'This really is an attack on our government,' Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says of major hack
- Atlanta is being held hostage, by computer hackers who want more than $50,000 in bitcoin to stop their siege. "This is much bigger than a ransomware attack, this really is an attack on our government," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a Monday presser about the e-attack,...
Trump Aide Blames
N. Korea for 'Costly'
Dec 19, 2017 1:05 AM CST
Trump Aide Blames N. Korea for 'Costly' Cyberattack
'We do not make this allegation lightly'
- It's official, according to Trump aide Thomas Bossert: The US publicly blames the massive "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year on North Korea. "We do not make this allegation lightly. It is based on evidence," Bossert writes in the
Wall Street Journal
. He accuses Pyongyang of...
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