REvil ransomware group goes dark after its Tor sites were hijacked

REvil, the notorious Russian-linked ransomware gang responsible for the high-profile cyberattacks on Kaseya, Travelex, and JBS earlier this year, has disappeared again after its Tor payment portal and data leak blog were allegedly hijacked. The shutdown comes weeks after the group re-emerged following a months-long hiatus, during which the group went quiet after facing heat […]

Olympus confirms US cyberattack, weeks after BlackMatter ransomware hit EMEA systems

Japanese technology giant Olympus has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend that forced it to shut down its IT systems in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In a statement on its website, Olympus said it is “investigating a potential cybersecurity incident detected October 10” and is “currently working with the […]

Google to give security keys to ‘high risk’ users targeted by government hackers

Google has said it will provide 10,000 “high-risk” users with free hardware security keys, days after the company warned thousands of Gmail users that they were targeted by state-sponsored hackers. The warning, sent by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), alerted more than 14,000 Gmail users that they had been targeted in a state-sponsored phishing campaign […]

A new US bill would force companies to disclose ransomware payments

A new proposed law would compel businesses in the U.S. to disclose any ransomware payments within 48 hours of the transaction. The bicameral Ransom Disclosure Act, drafted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deborah Ross, would mandate companies and organizations — though not individuals — to provide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security data on […]

EU warns Russia over ‘Ghostwriter’ hacking ahead of German elections

The European Union has warned it may take action over Russia’s involvement in “malicious cyber activities” against several EU member states. The “Ghostwriter” campaign targeted “numerous members of Parliaments, government officials, politicians, and members of the press and civil society in the EU”, according to a press release from the European Council on Friday, and was […]

Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware

Olympus said in a brief statement Sunday that it is “currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting its European, Middle East and Africa computer network. “Upon detection of suspicious activity, we immediately mobilized a specialized response team including forensics experts, and we are currently working with the highest priority to resolve this issue. As part […]

Howard University cancels classes after ransomware attack

Washington D.C’s Howard University has canceled classes after becoming the latest educational institution to be hit by a ransomware attack. The incident was discovered on September 3, just weeks after students returned to campus, when the University’s Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) detected “unusual activity” on the University’s network and intentionally shut it down in order […]

Controversial crime app Citizen launches $20/month Protect service

After months of testing with upwards of 100,000 beta testers, Citizen today is launching its premium Protect offering for all users. The subscription service runs $20 a month and opens up a number of features on the app. Chief among the new paid features is a “Get Agent” button, which offers access to a Citizen […]