[ZDNet] 83% of ransomware victims paid ransom: survey

Of the 192 respondents who had been hit with ransomware attacks, 83% said they felt they had no choice but to pay the ransom.

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A joint four-month operation coordinated by Interpol, the international criminal police organization, has culminated in the arrests of more than 1,000 cybercriminals and the recovery of $27 million in illicit proceeds. Codenamed “HAECHI-II,” the crackdown enabled law enforcement units from across 20 countries, as well as Hong Kong and Macao, close 1,660 cases alongside blocking […]

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[HackerNews] U.S. Government Bans Sale of Hacking Tools to Authoritarian Regimes

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[SecurityWeek] Missouri Man Sentenced to Prison Over Role in SIM Swapping Scheme

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