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FBI director Wray urges companies stop paying ransoms to hackers

FBI director Wray urges companies stop paying ransoms to hackers

Fears it will only embolden cyber criminals.
Jun 24 2021 12:16PM
JBS Foods pays $14m to ransomware attackers

JBS Foods pays $14m to ransomware attackers

Says the decision to make payment was 'very difficult'.
Jun 10 2021 11:23AM
US Govt, industry push bitcoin regulation to fight ransomware scourge

US Govt, industry push bitcoin regulation to fight ransomware scourge

Take aim at 'lifeblood' of operators.
Apr 29 2021 1:01PM
Australia's banks targeted by 'DoS for ransom' threat

Australia's banks targeted by 'DoS for ransom' threat

Attackers claim affiliation with hacking group Silence.
Feb 25 2020 7:02PM
Extortionist continues to scan for exposed Git creds

Extortionist continues to scan for exposed Git creds

Github, Gitlab and Atlassian Bitbucket warn users to protect themselves.
May 16 2019 12:53PM
Unsecure git repo clones behind data-wiping ransom attacks

Unsecure git repo clones behind data-wiping ransom attacks

Users asked to secure their repos.
May 6 2019 6:42AM
NBN Co claims RSPs can hold it to ransom

NBN Co claims RSPs can hold it to ransom

By keeping users on cheap or legacy services.
Mar 8 2018 6:20AM
California voter record database held to ransom

California voter record database held to ransom

Contains sensitive information on millions.
Dec 18 2017 6:28AM
MySQL instances attacked by database blackmailers

MySQL instances attacked by database blackmailers

Copycats delete databases without dumping them.
Feb 26 2017 8:36PM
Qld Police warns local business after aggressive hack attack

Qld Police warns local business after aggressive hack attack

Business executive’s family threatened.
Jun 4 2015 3:52PM
Victims of 'rogueware' forced to pay ransom

Victims of 'rogueware' forced to pay ransom

Fraudsters demand money to release locked PCs.
Oct 16 2009 11:24AM
T-Mobile confirms hack but doubts crooks have the goods

T-Mobile confirms hack but doubts crooks have the goods

T-Mobile has confirmed that hackers were able to swipe data from its systems, but the wireless carrier is downplaying the threat to customers.
Jun 10 2009 3:00PM
Hackers hold US medical data hostage

Hackers hold US medical data hostage

Hackers have taken control of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and are demanding a US$10 million ransom for the return of patient’s records.
May 6 2009 10:19AM
Spam King pays Microsoft royal ransom

Spam King pays Microsoft royal ransom

Spam King Scott Richter has agreed to pay $7 million in damages to Microsoft for his massive spam email campaign.
Aug 9 2005 4:50PM

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