The new website, StopRansomware.gov, is designed to serve as a central hub that consolidates ransomware resources from all government agencies, including CISA, the FBI, the Secret Service, NIST, the Department of Treasury, and the HHS. Its goal is to provide useful resources for individuals, businesses and other organizations. StopRansomware.govStopRansomware.gov provides information on what to do…

Also known as Sodinokibi, REvil has become one of the most prominent ransomware families out there, being involved in a large number of high-profile attacks, including the one on JBS, the world’s largest meat processing company. REvil is offered by an Eastern Europe/Russia-based threat actor tracked as PINCHY SPIDER, which is known for their RaaS…

Scheduling and patient medical records were affected and some cancer patients faced delays in treatment. It took months for the University of Vermont Health Network to recover from the attack, estimated to cost upwards of $63 million. The network is insured for $30 million and officials are continuing to negotiate with the insurance companies, but…

“It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly discourage the payment of ransoms,” Eric Goldstein, a top cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, told a congressional hearing last week. But paying carries no penalties and refusing would be almost suicidal for many companies, especially the small and medium-sized. Too many…

Speaking after the two leaders’ first summit in Geneva, Biden said he laid down the line on Moscow not taking action against hackers who have extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from western governments, companies, and organisations from the safety of Russian soil. “I pointed out to him we have significant cyber capability and he…

In a communiqué issued after the conclusion of the summit, G7 countries vowed to work together to “further a common understanding of how existing international law applies to cyberspace” and collaborate to “urgently address the escalating shared threat from criminal ransomware networks.” The G7 called on all states to “urgently identify and disrupt ransomware criminal networks operating…

In response to recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, President Biden on May 12, 2021 signed an Executive Order (EO) to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. For close observers, this seems to be like Groundhog Day, as past incoming administrations have issued similar…