EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. Internal guidance sent on Thursday to U.S.


Trojan Shield: How the FBI Secretly Ran a Phone Network for Criminals

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FireEye Announces Sale of FireEye Products Business to Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 Billion | FireEye

All cash transaction unlocks high-growth Mandiant Solutions business Continued partnership after closing supports customers with reseller relationship and shared product telemetry and frontline threat intelligence FireEye Board authorizes share repurchase program of up to $500 million MILPITAS, Calif., June 2, 2021 - FireEye, Inc.


US arrests Latvian woman who worked on Trickbot malware source code | The Record by Recorded Future

The US Department of Justice has arraigned in court today a Latvian woman who was part of the Trickbot malware crew, where she served as a programmer and wrote code for controlling the malware and deploying ransomware on infected computers.

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Cyber insurers recoil as ransomware attacks 'skyrocket'

The Great Fire of London helped forge the property insurance market, as residents feared a repeat of the savage destruction of 1666. In the absence of a state-backed fire service, some insurers even employed their own brigades, betting that limiting the damage to a property would be cheaper than rebuilding it.


TV news stations become apparent target in next cyberattack

First it was gas. Then it was meat. Now it's local television stations. At least two TV news stations have been completely offline since Thursday in what cybersecurity experts say appears to be a ransomware attack on their parent company.

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The Villages hospital crippled by ransomware attack

UF Health-The Villages Hospital has been forced to operate by pen and paper thanks to a ransomware attack which has shut down the computer system. The hospital has not officially acknowledged the attack, but an official with knowledge of the situation confirmed what has taken place, both at the hospital in The Villages and Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

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2021 Women in IT Security: Call for nominations | SC Media

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for our 2021 Women in IT Security program, honoring those that demonstrate through their own expertise, commitment, influence and resilience the power of gender diversity across the cybersecurity community.

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How to Defend Against Conti, DarkSide, REvil and Other Ransomware

CrowdStrike predicted in 2020 that the ransomware threat would only worsen, and news reports since have borne this out. Stories of ransomware attacks since the start of May 2021 alone include: In addition, not all ransomware attacks make the news, as reflected in CrowdStrike-sponsored research: in a 2020 survey 56% of respondents admitted that their organization had suffered from a ransomware attack in the previous 12 months.


Cyber attack had 'devastating impact' on health service

The head of the Health Service Executive has said the damage caused by the recent cyber attack had a "devastating impact". hief executive Paul Reid said it wiped out more than 2,000 systems and "completely disarmed" many clinical and medical teams of the basic tools they need for treating patients.