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Takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Hank Schless, senior manager of security solutions at Lookout, notes basic steps that organizations can take to protect themselves as ransomware gangs get smarter. If you feel like you’ve read a lot about ransomware in recent months, it’s because these attacks have indeed intensified. In 2020, ransomware attacks surged by . . . Read more

REvil Hits US Nuclear Weapons Contractor: Report

“We hereby keep a right (sic) to forward all of the relevant documentation and data to military agencies of our choise (sic)” REvil reportedly wrote. Sol Oriens, a subcontractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that works on nuclear weapons with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), last month . . . Read more

TrickBot Coder Faces Decades in Prison

A Latvian malware developer known as “Max” has been arraigned on 19 counts related to fraud, identity theft, information theft and money laundering. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday the arraignment of a Latvian for her alleged role in creating and operating the infamous TrickBot malware. Alla Witte, . . . Read more