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Russia dismantle ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members

Authorities in Russia say they have dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members. The United States had offered a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the gang members, following ransomware attacks. Russia’s intelligence bureau FSB said the group had “ceased to exist”. However, it does not […]

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Global ransomware attacks increased 151% in the first half of this year, Canada’s spy agency

Global ransomware attacks increased by 151 percent in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020, Canada‚Äôs signals intelligence agency reported. Key Canadian infrastructure has regularly been targeted in ransomware attacks in which hackers essentially hold computer information hostage until they are paid, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said in a report published on Monday. […]

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Ransomware hackers behind cyberattack of one million ‘systems’ demand $70 million in Bitcoin

Hackers who claim to have taken control of a million systems in a “colossal” ransomware attack have demanded $70 million be paid in return for a “universal decryptor” that it says will unlock the files of all victims. The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million […]

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About 200 companies in the United States hit by ‘colossal’ ransomware cyber attack

Nearly 200 companies were hit by a “colossal” ransomware attack in the United States, according to a cyber-security firm. Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. Kaseya said in a statement on its own website that it was investigating a “potential attack”. Huntress […]

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Ransomware attacks target several U.S. hospitals

Criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged healthcare facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next. The FBI which is investigating the recent attacks in Oregon, California and New York, Reuters reported. A doctor at one hospital said that the facility was functioning on […]