As the massive ESXiArgs ransomware campaign continues to target unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors, cybersecurity experts have released a script that can decrypt at least some affected virtual machines. Ransomware trackers count at least 2,803 victims, primarily in France, the U.S. and Germany.
Denis Mihaqlovic Dubnikov, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Federal prosecutors say the Russian national laundered more than $400,000 for the Ryuk ransomware-as-a-service gang. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a potential fine of $500,000.
Police in multiple European countries carried out raids against the operators and users of the Exclu encrypted chat app, arresting four dozen individuals. German authorities began investigating the app following a 2019 raid on the Cyberbunker web hosting facility.
The LockBit group has gone from denying it had any involvement in the ransomware attack on Britain's Royal Mail to trying to bargain for a ransom. The ransomware group's site now lists Royal Mail as a victim and demands it pay a ransom or see stolen data get dumped.
RiskRecon, a Mastercard company that provides cybersecurity risk ratings to enable better third-party security risk management, recently studied the impact of destructive ransomware incidents and the unique tie between ransomware susceptibility and an organization's cybersecurity posture. Kelly White, co-founder and...
An Android banking Trojan is targeting Brazilian adopters of an instant payment platform known as Pix, marking another foray by the South American country's criminal underground into digital larceny. Brazil has been a hotbed of Trojan activity perpetuated by domestic cybercriminals.
Banks are losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year to check fraud - if not more, says David Maimon, professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University. The major hurdle facing banks is that they are not able to share information with each other about fraudulent checks.
The Italian cybersecurity agency says at least a dozen hacks against unpatched VMware ESXi servers in the country are likely tied to the BlackBasta ransomware group. Investigators say the ransomware campaign may have hit thousands of organizations worldwide since Thursday.
Holding cryptocurrencies in anything but a memory drive inside a box shielded with a Faraday cage seemed to tempt fate during 2022. And for that - apart from the outright alleged larceny behind the collapse of FTX - the cryptocurrency world can in large measure finger DeFi platforms.
French police arrested hacker Aleksanteri Kivimäki, 25, who's suspected of hacking and extorting a Finnish mental health service provider, leaking patient data and extorting 25,000 patients. The suspect was formerly convicted of disrupting thousands of websites when he was a teenager.
A massive automated ransomware campaign is targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors worldwide, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency readiness team that's part of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. VMware is advising customers to patch affected servers and scan for malware.
Ukrainian and Polish cyber defenders are warning against a slew of phishing websites that mimic official sites, in particular a page that mimics the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. A hacking group likely comprised of Russian speakers uses the pages to lure users into downloading software.
An Indian cybersecurity official highlighted Djvu ransomware as a threat, saying that "maximum companies" are attacked by the malware, a variant of the Stop family of ransomware. Djvu often infects computers by masquerading as software whose activation key has been cracked by hackers.