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OFAC to Begin Sanctioning Companies Facilitating Ransomware Payments
The OFAC may begin sanctioning US nationals and institutions that help facilitate payments in a ransomware attack.

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large
The DoJ and the FBI seized two criminals connected to a cybercrime targeting over 100 companies in the US and abroad with ransomware, crypto jacking and more.

Ransomware Hackers Hunt for Bitcoin by Targeting Call of Duty: Warzone
Ransomware hackers have raided Call of Duty: Warzone player accounts and demanded Bitcoin payments in exchange for releasing the retained data.

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours
A Bitcoin ransomware attack was directed towards Argentina’s immigration agency, halting border crossing temporarily.

Elon Musk Confirms Russian Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Targeting Tesla, FBI to the Rescue
Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla was recently targeted in a ransomware attack set to extort $1 million in Bitcoin from the car manufacturing giant.

Russian Man Charged For Offering $1 Million in Bitcoin to United States Employee to Install Malware in Company’s Network
Russian citizen arrested and charged for trying to recruit an employee to plant malware on a company’s computer network in Nevada, US.

Lazarus Group Hacks for Crypto via LinkedIn Blockchain Job Posting
A hacking operation that is allegedly backed by North Korea has been reported to be targeting blockchain and cryptocurrency employees through LinkedIn.

University of Utah Paid Out $450k to Ransomware Gang to Prevent Student Data Leak
The University of Utah paid a hefty sum of $457,059.24 to a ransomware gang to prevent compromised student data from being leaked online.

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged for Using $100K Bitcoin Hush Payment to Hide Data Breach
Former Chief Security Officer at Uber, Joseph Sullivan, has been charged with allegedly paying $100K in Bitcoin to hackers to cover up a company data breach.

Ransomware Attack Directed Towards University of California Generated 118 Bitcoin
The University of California, San Francisco’s plans to further COVID-19 vaccine research were disrupted by a ransomware attack on the school’s servers.

Jack Daniel’s Parent Company Brown-Forman Targeted for Ransomware by Notorious REvil
Brown-Forman, Jack Daniel’s parent company and a giant powerhouse in the alcoholic industry, recently suffered a ransomware data breach originating from REvil.

Ransomware Group Strikes Again: Canon Takes a Hit
Canon recently suffered a cyber attack where approximately 10 terabytes of files, photos and data were stolen.

US Travel Firm CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Bitcoin to Get Computer System Back from Hackers
US travel management company CWT paid $4.5 million to hackers who stole sensitive corporate files. CWT has a global clientele and is the fifth-largest US travel company. The firm boasts an estimate of $1.5 billion in annual revenue and claims that it represents more than a third of companies on the S&P 500 U.S stock index.

Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Warns of New Ransomware Devised by Notorious North Korean Ransomware Group
Multinational cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has announced that the notorious North Korean crypto criminal group, Lazarus, is planning on releasing a new ransomware.

Europol Empowers Victims with Tools to Fend Off Ransomware Attacks
Europol, European Union’s law enforcement agency, has put together an anti-ransomware initiative that has managed to intercept $630 million dollars and more in ransomware demands, since 2016.

Ransomware Attacks Target English Football League, Data Withheld for $3.8 Million Bitcoin
UK government report reveals cybercriminals are targeting English Football Clubs with ransomware attacks.

Why Did the University of California San Francisco Pay Hackers $1.4 Million in Bitcoin?
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has recently paid criminal hackers $1.14 million to resolve a ransomware attack. The university reportedly paid the amount in 116.4 Bitcoins worth over $1 million.

Hacking Ransomware Group REvil Threatens to Strike Again
Previously known to be the company that has hacked big-name Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, REvil threatens to keep up with their devious activities. This time, the new scheme that they plan to carry out entails big-name celebrities, such as rap star Nicki Minaj, and NBA superstar Lebron James. They also extended their cyber-attacks to include Mariah Carey.

Ransomware Gang Evil Corp Group Strikes Again with New Ransomware WastedLocker
A ransomware gang called Evil Corp Group is back in action again, after having been in retirement for an undetermined period of time. The malware hacker group strikes again by developing a ransom software dubbed WastedLocker.

Emsisoft Releases Solution for BTC Demanding Ransomware WannaCryFake
Emsisoft, the cybersecurity firm, has released a new free fix for WannaCryFake—the malicious bitcoin (BTC) demanding ransomware.