Multiple hospitals have already been extorted in cyber-attacks. Experts warn that their defence strategy could actually make the situation worse.
The attempt failed, but so-called "network investigative techniques" are not limited to the FBI, according to newly unsealed court records.
The pandemic has provided a huge new opportunity for hackers, scammers, and criminals to target frightened and vulnerable people.
Ransomware is spreading like wildfire in the U.S., and one gang is threatening infected companies with mass data exposure if they don't pay up.
Police in France took down a large cryptocurrency-mining malware operation with the help of a cybersecurity firm.
“The thing that is keeping us up at night right now is thinking about how a ransomware actor, or any type of hacker, could use this exploit once they are able to weaponize it and then spread like a worm”
Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
It appears that LockerGoga, the same ransomware that hit aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro this week, also infected American chemicals companies Hexion and Momentive, leaving employees locked out of their computers.
Norwegian giant Norsk Hydro was forced to shut down its internal network after some of its computers in the United States were hit by ransomware.
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'I don’t want money! Just play PUBG 7 hours!' the ransomware says.