Internet

Trump hacker and friends on a mission to fix the internet

When a massive cyberattack took out everything from Swedish supermarkets to New Zealand kindergartens this month, a group of Dutch ethical hackers breathed a collective sigh of frustration. They had been so close to stopping ...

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Ransomware gang goes offline, prompting questions

A Russian-based hacker group blamed for a massive ransomware attack went offline Tuesday, sparking speculation about whether the move was the result of a government-led action.

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Microsoft patches 'PrintNightmare' flaw in Windows

Microsoft on Wednesday urged users of Windows-powered computers to install a freshly released patch to thwart hackers trying to take advantage of a potentially serious flaw in the operating system.

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Hackers demand $70 mn after Kaseya ransomware attack

Hackers were on Monday demanding $70 million in bitcoin in exchange for data stolen during a "gargantuan" attack on a US IT company that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.

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Ukraine police seize cash in raids on major ransomware gang

Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a Russian-speaking ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and ...

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Expert discusses ransomware attacks and how to prevent them

The recent ransomware attack on a major oil refinery in the United States, followed weeks later by another hack that affected a large meat supplier, have again brought the issue of cyberattacks to the forefront of people's ...

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Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend

The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting ...

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US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers

The US Justice Department announced Monday that it had recovered more than half of the $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced the shutdown of a major fuel ...

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