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US military’s hacking unit publicly acknowledges taking offensive action to disrupt ransomware operations

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Cyber Command, the US military's hacking unit, has taken offensive action to disrupt cybercriminal groups that have launched ransomware attacks on US companies, a spokesperson for the command confirmed to CNN Sunday...

FBI seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks

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US law enforcement officials in August seized roughly $ 2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks committed by a Russian resident, according to court document unsealed Tuesday. Aleksandr Sikerin, wh...

US government issues Thanksgiving ransomware warning

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Washington US officials are telling American businesses and government organizations to take extra precautions against hackers this Thanksgiving following multiple ransomware attacks during previous holiday periods. ...

First on CNN: Biden administration to convene 30 countries to crack down on ransomware threat

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The White House will convene a 30-country meeting this month to try to ramp up global efforts to address the threat of ransomware to economic and national security, President Joe Biden said in a statement shared exc...

House lawmakers seek explanation from FBI’s Wray over ransomware response

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Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Committee are questioning the FBI's handling of a July ransomware attack on a Florida-based IT firm that compromised up to 1,500 businesses. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, a New Yo...

US aims to hit revenue streams of ransomware groups with sanctions

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Washington, DC The Biden administration is planning to impose new sanctions to disrupt the source of revenue of ransomware groups that have extorted major US firms of millions of dollars, a US official and a private ...

Key senator launches investigation into cryptocurrency role in ransomware attacks

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A key US senator is launching an investigation into the connection between cryptocurrencies and ransomware attacks in the wake of several recent high-profile attacks. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affai...

DHS escalates cybersecurity mandates for key US pipelines in wake of ransomware attack

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The Department of Homeland Security mandated additional cybersecurity measures this week for critical US pipelines, a move meant to protect against ransomware and other known threats months after the crippling cyber...

DHS cybersecurity chief confirmed amid fallout from another ransomware attack

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The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Jen Easterly to lead the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division, a role that will be key in the administration's cybersecurity efforts. Easterly, a two-t...

White House says new ransomware attack not yet attributed, vows to ‘take action’ if Russia doesn’t

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"As the president made clear to President Putin when they met, if the Russian government cannot or will not take action against criminal actors residing in Russia, we will take action or reserve the right to take act...

Windows 10 has built-in ransomware protection: how to use it

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Ransomware gangs have gone pro. DarkSide, the group responsible for a spate of ransomware attacks including Colonial Pipeline, now operates with a business model that mirrors legitimate businesses. Called Ransomware-...

Colonial Pipeline CEO on Capitol Hill after ransomware attack crippled East Coast fuel pipeline

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Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount will testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a month after the company was hit with a debilitating ransomware attack that led to a halt in operations at one of America's most important f...

Justice Department to elevate ransomware attacks to be on par with terrorism

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Fox News could not immediately reach the DOJ, but senior officials told Reuters the recent increase in cyberattacks targeting U.S. interests, including the fallout from the East Coast’s Colonial pipeline hack, have p...

Blinken says Russia has an ‘obligation’ to stop ransomware attacks

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN Español Wednesday that Russia has an obligation to stop cyberattacks like those on the JBS meatpacking plant and the Colonial Pipeline and not "harbor criminal enterprises ...

Top cybersecurity official warns of more ransomware attacks

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Chris Butera, head of Threat Hunting for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said ransomware has "continued to increase, especially in our state, local governments, as well as our critical in...

JBS ransomware attack part of Russia’s ‘massive cyber warfare campaign’ to undermine US: General Keane

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The latest ransomware assault this week shut down the U.S.-based meat plants of the world’s largest meatpacker, Brazil-based JBS, and the White House said a criminal group likely based in Russia is thought to be resp...

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