US Marshals Service hit with ransomware attack

(NEW YORK) -- The United States Marshals Service (USMS) was hit with a ransomware attack, the agency said in a statement. The incident occurred on Feb. 17, and "officials determined that it constitutes a major incident," according to an agency spokesperson.Ransomware is a type... Read More.

US sanctions alleged Russian ransomware hackers known as Trickbot

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is sanctioning what is says are seven members of a Russian hacker group who have targeted the hospitals, companies and the U.S. government, the Treasury Department announced Thursday."Cyber criminals, particularly those based in Russia, seek to attack critical infrastructure, target... Read More.

DOJ seizes notorious ransomware group’s website

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice, FBI and international law enforcement partners mounted a major cyber crackdown against the notorious Russia-linked ransomware gang the Hive on Thursday, seizing its website and dismantling much of its digital infrastructure."The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized this site... Read More.

Iranian nationals charged in alleged ransomware conspiracy

(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Three Iranian nationals attempted to hack into hundreds of computers in the U.S. and around the world, demanding, and sometimes getting, a ransom, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.The four-count grand jury indictment returned in Newark federal court charged the trio... Read More.