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Kaseya gets master decryption key after July 4 global attack

The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organizations crippled in the global incident. Kaseya spokeswoman Dana Liedholm would not say Thursday how the key was obtained or whether […]

Virginia Tech targeted in Kaseya security breach

On Friday, Virginia Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski informed local media that the university was affected by the series of global security breaches that crippled businesses throughout the world. Several university units employed Kaseya – U.S.-based software company – that was breached in early July in a worldwide ransomware campaign. According to Owczarski, the virus distributed […]

Scale, details of massive Kaseya ransomware attack emerge

Cybersecurity teams worked feverishly Sunday to stem the impact of the single biggest global ransomware attack on record, with some details emerging about how the Russia-linked gang responsible breached the company whose software was the conduit. An affiliate of the notorious REvil gang, best known for extorting $11 million from the meat-processor JBS after a […]

Biggest Cyberattacks of 2021

2021 came, and with it came the wave of emerging technologies in various sectors, be it medical, sustainability, blockchain technology, and much more. And while 2021 wasn’t as intense as its predecessor, the year still brought with it some challenges that were quite an ordeal to overcome, or even avoid, for that matter. With this […]

US charges 2 suspected major ransomware operators

A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend, U.S. officials said Monday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi was arrested last month after traveling to Poland, according to the Justice Department, […]

UK follows U.S. footprints to hack cybercriminal entities

In an endless fight to counterattack ransomware threats, the United Kingdom has shown intentions of developing a cyber command team to “hunt” and infiltrate cybercriminal groups, according to high-level government officials. The director of Britain’s signals intelligence agency (GCHQ), Jeremy Fleming, elaborated on the country’s plans at this year’s US Cipher Brief threat conference on […]

Supernational fronts retaliate against cybercrime group REvil

Cybercrime group REvil was infiltrated by U.S. governmental agencies and obliged to go dark after cybercrime operation attacking from supernational fronts, reported by Reuters.  Speculations circulating the group’s recent absence following Recorded Future security specialist Dimitry Smilyanets went to Twitter to reveal various messages from the account of a famous REvil operator, ‘0_neday.’ The messages displayed […]

DOJ empowers False Claims Act, Federal contractors’ cybersecurity threat

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) disclosed on Wednesday intentions of implementing the False Claims Act as an additional measure to follow-up on cybersecurity cases intertwined with federal contractors playing a role in exposing the country’s security ecosystem to cybersecurity threats. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco introduced this week the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative that will […]

$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid

The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity, including ransomware attacks, against critical U.S. infrastructure. A task force set up by the White House will coordinate efforts to stem the ransomware scourge. The Biden administration is also out […]