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Oct 25, 2021

Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain.

Wally Adeyemo testifies on Feb. 23, 2021, before the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in Washington. The Biden administration took aim Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the financial marketplace for criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say has processed illicit transactions for attackers. The goal is to go after the “financial enablers” of ransomware gangs, Adeyemo said. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)
Sep 21, 2021

Biden administration targets ransomware payment ‘enablers’ with sanctions

The Biden administration announced sanctions against a virtual currency brokerage that officials say has processed illicit transactions for cyberattackers.

Sep 15, 2021

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing hacking technology to the UAE and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million.

Sep 13, 2021

Apple patches security exploit attributed to hacker-for-hire firm

Apple released an emergency software patch to fix a vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices.

Jun 22, 2021

A ‘silver lining’: Ransomware payments may be tax deductible

The U.S. government offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay after ransomware attacks: The ransoms may be tax deductible.

Jun 21, 2021

Ransomware victims pay up as government officials struggle for fix

If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government.

Jun 7, 2021

Most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hack has been recovered, officials say

The Justice Department has recovered most of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused Colonial Pipeline to halt its operations, officials said.

Jun 7, 2021

In war on ransomware, hurdles hinder US response

There are numerous technological, legal and diplomatic hurdles to going after ransomware gangs.

Jun 3, 2021

Supreme Court limits prosecutors’ use of anti-hacking law

The Supreme Court on Thursday limited prosecutors' ability to use an anti-hacking law to charge people with computer crimes.

Jun 1, 2021

US seizes domain names used in Russia-linked cyberespionage campaign

The Justice Department said Tuesday that it has seized two domain names used in a cyberespionage campaign that targeted U.S. and foreign government agencies, think tanks, and humanitarian groups.

May 28, 2021

Latest Russian hack largely fended off, White House says

The White House says it believes U.S. government agencies largely fended off the latest cyberespionage onslaught blamed on Russia intelligence operatives.

May 19, 2021

Report: Colonial confirms it paid $4.4M to pipeline hackers

The operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems, according to a report Wednesday.

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