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Kaseya ransomware attackers say: “Pay $70 million and we’ll set everyone free”

by Paul Ducklin It’s like the movie Independence Day, but with the malware part of the story back-to-front. In the 1996 Jeff Goldblum classic, the bespectacled, academic antihero finally quashes the alien invaders by connecting to their mothership with his Mac laptop and uploading a computer virus that even the . . . Read more

Pandemic, A Driving Force in 2021 Financial Crime

Ransomware gangs with zero-days and more players overall will characterize financially motivated cyberattacks next year. Financial cybercrime in 2021 is set to evolve, researchers say, with extortion practices becoming more widespread, ransomware gangs consolidating and advanced exploits being used more effectively to target victims. That’s according to key predictions from . . . Read more

Ransomware Group Makes Splashy $20K Donation to Charities

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News Wrap: Barnes & Noble Hack, DDoS Extortion Threats and More

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Travelex, Other Orgs Face DDoS Threats as Extortion Campaign Rages On

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Las Vegas Students’ Personal Data Leaked, Post-Ransomware Attack

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Maze Ransomware Adopts Ragnar Locker Virtual-Machine Approach

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US liquor giant hit by ransomware – what the rest of us can do to help

by Paul Ducklin US hard liquor giant Brown-Forman is the latest high-profile victim of ransomware criminals. Even if the company’s name doesn’t ring a bell, some of its products are well-known to spirits drinkers world-wide: Brown-Forman is a multi-billion dollar business that owns Jack Daniels whiskey, Finlandia vodka and other . . . Read more