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Robinhood-like Ransomware Attacker Donates $20K to Charities

In a rather unexpected act, the operators of the Darkside ransomware group donated $20K from their ransom amount to two nonprofits charities. The threat...

Ransomware Gang Feasts on Popular Indian Sweets and Snacks Brand Haldiram

The festive season in India has just begun, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has somewhat dampened the celebrations this year, many believe that these...

Ransomware Attacks Continue to Loom Over Cyberspace

A report from global investigations firm Kroll revealed that ransomware attacks were the most observed security threats in 2020, accounting to one-third of all...

“BAHAMUT” Swims into Legitimate Accounts to Spread Disinformation

Security experts from BlackBerry uncovered the cyber espionage group dubbed “BAHAMUT” targeting several government officials and major industries via various disinformation campaigns. In its...

Egregor: A Spin-off of Sekhmet Ransomware

Researchers from cybersecurity firm Appgate uncovered a new ransomware variant “Egregor” targeting organizations globally to encrypt files that hold sensitive information. The researchers stated...

Paying Ransom is Now Illegal! U.S. Dept of Treasury Warns

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that paying ransom to cybercriminals is now illegal. In an official...

Ransomware Alert: NCSC Warns of Attacks Against Universities

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned educational institutions to be vigilant of rising cyberattacks and urged them to follow required mitigation...

Ransomware Attacks: The Major Cause of Cyber Insurance Claims in H1...

A report published by Coalition, a provider of cyber insurance services in North America, revealed that ransomware incidents accounted to 41% of cyber insurance...

NetWalker Ransomware Gang Holds Argentina’s Immigration Agency at Ransom

Argentina’s immigration agency, Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM), suspended operations for over four hours after its systems were attacked by NetWalker ransomware. In order...

Ransomware Resolve: University of Utah Pays $457K to Restore Data

The University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) suffered a ransomware attack in July 2020 which affected .02% of the college’s...

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