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Darkside ransomware gang says it lost control of its servers & money a day after Biden threat

A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the operator of the Darkside ransomware said the group lost control of its web servers and some of the funds it made from ransom payments.

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Irish health system hit by ‘significant’ ransomware attack

Ireland’s national health service, the Health Service Executive (HSE), temporarily shut down its IT systems today after suffering a ransomware attack overnight.

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How Biden’s new executive order plans to prevent another SolarWinds attack

President Biden signed a sweeping executive order on Wednesday aimed at protecting federal networks, as the East Coast continues to deal with the fallout from a ransomware attack that shut down one of the nation’s largest fuel pipelines for several days. The Biden administration has been drafting the order over the last few months, and is designed less to address an incident like the one experienced by Colonial Pipeline, a privately-owned critical infrastructure operator that is believed to have been hit by a criminal gang, than it is aimed at preventing a future SolarWinds-like incident…

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FBI warns of cybercriminals abusing search ads to promote phishing sites

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that cybercrime gangs are using search results and search engine ads to lure victims on phishing sites for financial institutions in order to collect their login credentials.

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Agents raid home of Kansas man seeking info on botnet that infected DOD network

US military investigators have raided the home of a Kansas man looking for information about a crypto-mining botnet that has infected US Air Force servers.

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15% of 2020 ransomware payments carried a sanctions violations risk

Around one in six ransomware payments in 2020 were made to ransomware gangs that had some sort of connection to a US-sanctioned entity.

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Biden: No evidence Russian government is involved in Colonial ransomware attack

At a press conference today, President Joe Biden said the US intelligence community has no evidence that the Russian government had any kind of involvement in the ransomware attack that crippled one of the US’ largest fuel supply pipelines last week.

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Wave of Avaddon ransomware attacks triggers ACSC, FBI warning

Cyber-security agencies from Australia and the United States are warning about a wave of attacks carried out with the Avaddon ransomware strain.

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City of Tulsa hit by ransomware over the weekend

The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the 50 largest cities in the US, has been hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that affected the city government’s network and brought down official websites.

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Pipeline cyberattack comes after years of government warnings

Government authorities and watchdogs have warned for years that U.S. pipelines are vulnerable to cyberattacks that could potentially disrupt operations—and an attack against a major U.S. gasoline and jet fuel pipeline on Friday threatens to show how bad these incidents can be. Colonial Pipeline Company said yesterday that it had shut down 5,500 miles of pipeline supplying the East Coast with fuel in an effort to contain a breach of its computer networks….