Global law-enforcement authorities including the FBI have disrupted the activities of the formidable LockBit ransomware gang, taking control of its platform and seizing data associated with its global ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. Information obtained by the operation — called Operation Cronos — includes source code, details of ransomware victims, stolen data, decryption keys, and the amount…

Authorities in Romania confirmed that a ransomware attack that targeted the Hipocrate Information System (HIS) has disrupted operations for at least 100 hospitals. Hipocrate Information System (HIS) is a software suite designed to manage the medical and administrative activities of hospitals and other healthcare institutions. The attack took place on February 11 and encrypted data…

Researchers have discovered a new backdoor targeting macOS that appears to have ties to an infamous ransomware family that historically targets Windows systems. Researchers at Bitdefender say the so-called Trojan.MAC.RustDoor is likely linked to BlackCat/ALPHV. The newly discovered backdoor is written in Rust coding language and impersonates an update for Visual Studio code editor. Bitdefender…

AnyDesk, which provides a remote desktop application providing access, file transfer, and VPN functionality for endpoints, has announced that its production systems have been compromised, and that it plans to revoke all its security-related certificates and reset all Web portal passwords as a precaution. The company assured its customers in a statement released late on…

Black Kite, the leader in third-party cyber risk intelligence, today unveiled the industry’s first monthly ransomware dashboard, featuring crucial insights for security teams, media, analysts, and other industry leaders. The resource provides data, graphs, trends, and key insights from Black Kite’s threat intelligence team about the top ransomware groups, their victims, and attack patterns. Black…

A U.S. federal judge sentenced a Russian national to five years and four months in prison for his role in developing TrickBot malware, which is used to target businesses, schools and hospitals across the country. Vladimir Dunaev in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Ohio in December pleaded guilty to one count…

Generative artificial intelligence-enabled ransomware and nation-state hacks in the United Kingdom are “almost certainly” likely to surge after this year, the National Cyber Security Center warned. And British lawmakers called on the government to roll out measures to prevent AI scams. In a report evaluating the cyber risk posed by artificial intelligence, the NCSC evaluated…

A fast rising ransomware outfit is escalating its activities and has launched a new blog offering victims a variety of payoff options, according to a report released Thursday by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42. The new Medusa Blog is used by the group to post stolen data with the threat of exposing the data if…