The FBI spent months spying on the ransomware group Hive and secretly helped victims before shutting the entire operation down.
The ransomware attack on the country's second-largest school district sounded alarms across the country, from urgent talks with the White House and the National Security Council.
An affiliate of the notorious Russian-linked REvil gang infected thousands of victims in at least 17 countries on Friday. Researchers say REvil was demanding ransoms of up to $5 million.
If you're planning a multi-million dollar ransomware attack, there's really only one way to collect - with cryptocurrency. It's fast. It's easy. Best of all, it's largely anonymous and hard to trace.
Cybercriminals are using sophisticated malware to attack companies' IT systems, and they are demanding ransom payments in digital currencies
The linchpin to retrieving $2.3 million, half the company's payment, was gaining access to the private key linked to the attacker's Bitcoin account. Here's how authorities may have gotten it.
Russian spies have penetrated U.S. government computer networks. Russian criminals have hit the U.S. gasoline and meat supplies. Can the president figure out how to stop the non-stop intrusions?
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Colonial Pipeline CEO Joe Blount on the ransomware attack on the pipeline's network and the decision to pay the hackers the $4.4 million ransom.
Pipeline and other key infrastructure companies aren't currently required to report ransomware attacks, so "we don't really understand how bad the problem is," says a former cybersecurity official.
The attack on Colonial Pipeline has focused new attention on a potentially radical proposal to stem the growing threat posed by ransomware: making it illegal for victims to pay their attackers.
Hackers say they've seized computer records from the Washington, D.C., police and are demanding ransom. As ransomware groups keep getting more sophisticated, law enforcement is struggling to keep up.
An alert warns hospitals and health care providers that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat."
The ransomware attack that crippled Atlanta a few weeks ago isn't the only high-profile cyberattack Georgia has faced in recent years. Two years ago, a...
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