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[HackerNews] DarkSide Ransomware Gang Extorted $90 Million from Several Victims in 9 Months

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DarkSide, the hacker group behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack earlier this month, received $90 million in bitcoin payments following a nine-month ransomware spree, making it one of the most profitable cybercrime groups. “In total, just over $90 million in bitcoin ransom payments were made to DarkSide, originating from 47 distinct wallets,” blockchain analytics firm Elliptic said. ” […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-09-21

VMware Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/20/vmware-releases-security-updates-multiple-products See also: www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0014.html Meet Stop Ransomware: The Most Active Ransomware Nobody Talks About www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/meet-stop-ransomware-the-most-active-ransomware-nobody-talks-about/ To give you some perspective, the ransomware identification service ID Ransomware gets approximately 2,500 ransomware submissions a day. Of those, between 60-70 % are STOP ransomware submissions. Windows 7 Voting Systems to Get […]

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[HackerNews] Beef Supplier JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million Ransom After Cyberattack

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Meat processing company JBS on Wednesday confirmed it paid extortionists $11 million in bitcoins to regain access to its systems following a destructive ransomware attack late last month. “In consultation with internal IT professionals and third-party cybersecurity experts, the company made the decision to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no […]

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