ransomware

Internet Insecurity

Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom

Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.19
Hacking

Ransomware Forces Two Chemical Companies to Order ‘Hundreds of New Computers’

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.23.19
Hacking

Ransomware Forces Aluminum Manufacturing Giant to Shut Down Network Worldwide

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.19.19
ransomware

Canada’s Favorite ‘Authentic’ ‘Pasta’ ‘Experience’ Hacked With ‘Military Grade Algorithms’

Budda boom budda bing!!!
Jordan Pearson
10.3.18
Gaming

New Ransomware Locks Your Files Unless You Play 'PUBG'

'I don’t want money! Just play PUBG 7 hours!' the ransomware says.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Derailed Amtrak train was way over speed limit, officials say special counsel probe could last another year, White House blames North Korea for WannaCry attack, and more.
VICE Staff
12.19.17
Internet Insecurity

Infrastructure for the ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Appears to Have Shut Down

Most of the servers and sites used by the hackers behind the ransomware are down just a day after the outbreak started.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.25.17
Internet Insecurity

New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine

There’s a potentially massive new ransomware spreading in eastern Europe.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.24.17
wannacry

Why Is the FBI Really Going After the Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry?

An attempt to connect the dots between the FBI's surveillance tools, WannaCry, Marcus Hutchins, and Kronos.
Marcy Wheeler
9.7.17
malwaretech

Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Pleads Not Guilty to Creating Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was shockingly arrested at the airport after Def Con.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.17
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Behind WannaCry Cashed Out Bitcoin While No One Was Watching

Hackers behind two strains of WannaCry have moved out their bitcoin proceedings in a very similar way.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.17
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Linked to NotPetya Ransomware Decrypted a File for Us

The hackers successfully decrypted a file provided by Motherboard, but that does not necessarily mean victims will be able to get their files back.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.17
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