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Russian Authorities Say They’ve Dismantled REvil Ransomware Group at US Request
The FSB raided 25 residences, seizing approximately $6.8 million in various currencies including cryptocurrencies.
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Electronics Retailer MediaMarkt Hit by Ransomware Demand for $50M Bitcoin Payment: Report
Following the attack on Sunday, the attackers initially asked for $240 million.
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Almost $7M in Bitcoin Held by Colonial Pipeline Attacker Is on the Move
Elliptic has linked the activity to ransomware group REvil, with which DarkSide has close ties, being hacked and forced offline by a U.S. government-led operation.
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Europol Coordinates Arrest of Ransomware Gang in Ukraine, Seizing $1.3M in Crypto
The effort involved an organized strike by representatives from the French National Gendarmerie, the Ukrainian National Police and the FBI, coordinated by Europol and Interpol.
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Ransomware Group REvil Strikes Again, Demands $70M in Bitcoin From 200 US Firms
The Russian-based ransomware group is now demanding bitcoin in exchange for a decrypter for the infected machines.
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DOJ Charges Latvian National for Role in 'Trickbot' Ransomware Scam
The "Trickbot Group" told victims they would need to purchase special software through a bitcoin address to decrypt their files.
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‘It Wasn’t Until Anonymous Payment Systems That Ransomware Became a Problem’
American Hacker Jeffrey “Sneak” Paul joins host Bram Cohen for a deep-dive into the hard problems underlying the rise of ransomware attacks, what it all means and what we can do about it.
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Banning Crypto to Stop Hackers Is Like Banning Cheese to Stop Mice
A Wall Street Journal op-ed argues banning crypto can stop ransomware attacks, like the one on the Colonial Pipeline. The notion is ridiculous, says our columnist.
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Bitcoin Wallet Used by DarkSide for Ransom Payments ID'd by Elliptic
Since becoming active, the wallet has received bitcoin transactions totaling $17.5 million, the data analysis firm said.
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