GA: Records reveal City of Cartersville paid ransomware attackers $380K

James Swift reports: On May 6, 2019, the City of Cartersville alerted residents that the local government had fallen prey to a ransomware attack. Yet since then, details on the size, scope and severity of the cybersecurity breach have remained scarce. City officials broke their nearly yearlong silence on the cyberattack, however, in the wake...

Meet the white-hat group fighting Emotet, the world’s most dangerous malware

Catalin Cimpanu reports: For more than a year, a group of security researchers and system administrators have banded together to fight back against Emotet, today’s most active and dangerous malware operation. By working together, the Cryptolaemus group has seriously hindered Emotet operations. Daily, the group publishes updates on its website and Twitter account. They share so-called indicators...