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Cyberattack on fuel supplier causes supply chain disruption

A cyberattack has disrupted the activities in Germany of fuel supplier Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. The supplier is, among others, responsible for deliveries to the thousands of Shell and Aral gas stations in Germany.   The Oiltanking division of Hamburg-based Marquard & Bahls owns and operates 45 terminals in 20 countries. As far as we k
Publish At:2022-02-02 16:42 | Read:527 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure APT27 Aral Bundesamt für Verfassungssch

One of the REvil members arrested by FSB was behind Colonial Pipeline attack

A senior Biden administration official said that the one of the Russian hacker arrested by FSB was behind the Colonial Pipeline attack. Yesterday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced to have dismantled the REvil ransomware operation and arrested 14 alleged members of the gang. The group that is behind a long string of attacks against la
Publish At:2022-01-15 10:20 | Read:893 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Colonial Pipeline Cybercrime Darks

At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for “REvil,” a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said the actions were taken in response to a request from U.S. officials, but many experts believ
Publish At:2022-01-14 20:32 | Read:1929 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Ransomware The Coming Storm Andrey Sergee

The three most significant cyberattacks of 2021?

People that predict tomorrow’s weather by looking at today’s are often right. Cloudy today? It’ll probably be cloudy tomorrow. The same is often true for cybersecurity threats. Looking back at 2021 it looks a lot like 2020: A lot of ransomware attacks. So, when I was asked to write about the three most significant cyber-attacks of 2021, it was no r
Publish At:2021-12-29 16:41 | Read:1883 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion colonial pipeline conti darkside HSE kaseya lock&cod

Wanted! US offers $10m bounty for ransomware kingpins

The US State Department is offering a massive $10 million reward if you can help bring DarkSide to justice. The U.S. Department of State announces a reward offer of up to $10,000,000 for information leading to the identification or location of any individual(s) who hold(s) a key leadership position in the DarkSide ransomware variant transnational organize
Publish At:2021-11-05 12:44 | Read:2107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware affiliates BlackMatter carbanak colonial pipeline

Ransom Disclosure Act would mandate ransomware payment reporting

In an effort to better understand and clamp down on the ransomware economy and its related use of cryptocurrencies, US Senator and past presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and US House Representative Deborah Ross introduced a new bill last week that would require companies and organizations to report any paid ransomware demands to the Secretary of the Depa
Publish At:2021-10-12 18:06 | Read:3024 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Clop colonial pipeline Colonial Pipeline attack D

Backups are not a simple ransomware defense, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17

A recent spate of ransomware attacks in the US and abroad have derailed major corporations, spurring a fuel shortage on the US East Coast, shuttering grocery stores in Sweden, and sending students home from grade schools. The solution, so many cybersecurity experts say, is to implement backups, which are additional copies of vital data, databases, and networ
Publish At:2021-09-13 11:19 | Read:1624 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast backups colonial pipeline jbs kaseya lock and code N

US government and private sector agree to invest time, money in cybersecurity

In the wake of several high-profile ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure and major organizations in the last few months, President Biden met with private sector and education leaders to discuss a whole-of-nation effort needed to address cybersecurity threats and bolster the nation’s cybersecurity. Several participants in President Biden̵
Publish At:2021-08-26 14:21 | Read:2486 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness amazon Apple Biden Administration colonial pipelin

Colonial Pipeline discloses data breach after May ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline discloses a data breach of the personal information of thousands of individuals after the ransomware attack that took place in May 2021. Colonial Pipeline has started notifying more than 5000 people that had their personal information compromised after a ransomware attack that took place in May. The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelha
Publish At:2021-08-17 03:11 | Read:1934 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Colonial Pipeline Cybercrime darks

Disaster planning with Lesley Carhart, and the slim chance of a critical infrastructure “big one”: Lock and Code S02E14

The 2021 attacks on two water treatment facilities in the US—combined with ransomware attacks on an oil and gas supplier and a meat and poultry distributor—could lead most people to believe that a critical infrastructure “big one” is coming. But, as Lesley Carhart, principal threat hunter with Dragos, tells us, the chances of such an event are remarkably
Publish At:2021-08-02 04:21 | Read:1908 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast colonial pipeline critical infrastructure critical i

Ransomware’s Russia problem

This blog post was written in collaboration with members of the Threat Intelligence Team. Last week, US news outlet NBC News caused a stir with an article proclaiming that the REvil ransomware used in the recent, colossal Kaseya supply-chain attack was “written to avoid computers that use Russian.” The attack, one of the largest and most
Publish At:2021-07-15 09:51 | Read:1482 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Alejandro Mayorkas Babuk CD Projekt Red CI

Want to stop ransomware attacks? Send the cybercriminals to jail, says Brian Honan: Lock and Code S02E11

Ransomware attacks are on a different scale this year, with major attacks not just dismantling the business and management of Colonial Pipeline in the US, the Health Service Executive in Ireland, and the meatpacker JBS in Australia, but also disrupting people’s access to gasoline, healthcare, COVID-19 vaccinations, and more. So, what is it going to
Publish At:2021-06-21 05:16 | Read:1464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast BH Consulting Brian Honan colonial pipeline Health S

DOJ recovers pipeline ransom, signals more aggressive approach to cybercrime

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it recovered much of the ransomware payment that Colonial Pipeline paid to free itself from the attack that derailed the oil and gas supplier’s operations for several days last month. The seizure of 63.7 of the initial 75 paid bitcoins represented the first success of the Justice Department’s Ransomware a
Publish At:2021-06-08 07:58 | Read:1302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news bitcoin bitcoin address colonial pipeline

US authorities recovered most of the ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline

US officials announced to have recovered most of the $4.3 million ransom that Colonial Pipeline paid to the DarkSide ransomware gang last month. During a video press conference, US officials announced to have recovered most of the $4.3 million ransomware that Colonial Pipeline paid to the DarkSide ransomware gang. The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelh
Publish At:2021-06-08 05:34 | Read:1894 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Colonial Pipeline Cybersecurity cy

Justice Dept. Claws Back $2.3M Paid by Colonial Pipeline to Ransomware Gang

The U.S. Department of Justice said today it has recovered $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin that Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware extortionists last month. The funds had been sent to DarkSide, a ransomware-as-a-service syndicate that disbanded after a May 14 farewell message to affiliates saying its Internet servers and cryptocurrency stash were seized by u
Publish At:2021-06-07 19:46 | Read:1763 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Ransomware Colonial Pip

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