Supreme Court holds that monetary relief is unavailable under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act

Brian Wolfman notes: The first paragraph of the Court’s unanimous opinion in AMG Capital Management v. FTC sums it up: Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes the Commission to obtain, “in proper cases,” a “permanent injunction” in federal court against “any person, partnership, or corporation” that it believes “is violating, or is about...

New Qlocker ransomware is hitting hundreds of QNAP NAS devices per day

Catalin Cimpanu reports: A new ransomware strain named Qlocker is on a rampage and infecting hundreds of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices every day, taking over hard drives, moving users’ files inside password-protected 7zip archives, and asking for a $550 ransom payment. The first cases were reported on Tuesday, April 20, and the number...

ToxicEye: Trojan abuses Telegram platform to steal your data

Charlie Osborne reports: Operators of a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) are exploiting the Telegram service to maintain control of their malware. Dubbed ToxicEye, the RAT abuses Telegram as part of command-and-control (C2) infrastructure in order to conduct rampant data theft. On Thursday, Omer Hofman from Check Point Research said in a blog post that the...

Illinois Attorney General’s Office hit by ransomware? State investigating.

Threat actors known as DoppelPaymer claim to have attacked the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  And on  April 13, the AG’s office acknowledged that they were investigating a network compromise: April 13 — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced the Office of the Attorney General’s network has been compromised. Attorney General Raoul released the following...