Ransomware : comment traque-t-on les gains des cybercriminels ? (Ransomware: how do we track the profits of cybercriminals?)

Valéry Rieß-Marchive explains how LeMagIT staff tracked Conti and Avaddon in 2021 using available tools and Blockchain activity and how developments since then have made tracking easier in some respects. He writes, in part (machine translation): A major development has occurred in the past two years, besides the Conti Leaks : awareness of bitcoin ransom...

NY: Wawasee Hit With Ransomware

David Slone reports: Wawasee Community School Corporation is dealing with a possible ransomware attack that began late last week. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that is designed to block access to a computer system until money is paid. According to a statement released to parents Friday, provided by Superintendent Dr. Steve Troyer...

NIST Requests Comments on Potential Significant Updates to the Cybersecurity Framework

Micaela McMurrough, Ashden Fein, Caleb Skeath, and Matthew Harden of Covington and Burling write: On January 19, 2023, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) published a Concept Paper setting out “Potential Significant Updates to the Cybersecurity Framework.”  Originally released in 2014, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (“CSF” or “Framework”) is a framework designed to assist organizations...

Australian man given two-year jail sentence for $69K phishing scams

Eileen Yu reports: An Australian man has been sentenced to jail for more than two years over an SMS phishing scam, during which he stole AU$100,000 ($69,751) and targeted 450 victims. The Sydney Local Court found the man guilty of various cybercrime offences, including obtaining and supplying data with intent to commit a computer...

Court records were lost in debilitating Vanuatu cyber attack

There’s another update to the crippling ransomware attack the archipelago of Vanuatu suffered months ago. RNZ reports: The Vanuatu Chief Justice has confirmed that court records were lost in the ransomware attack on government agency computer systems late last year. Vincent Lunabek said the courts were able to save some offline data concerning the...

Riot Games hack: Source codes of League of Legends and TFT stolen by hackers in latest cyber attack; source code allegedly up for auction

IANS reports: Riot Games was a victim of a recent cyber attack over the weekend. After an analysis of the attack, Riot Games has revealed that the source code for its popular video games League of Legends and TFT (Teamfight Tactics) were stolen in the recent cyber attack. In addition, the source code of a legacy anti-cheat platform was also...

LastPass owner GoTo says hackers stole customers’ backups

Carly Page reports: LastPass’ parent company GoTo — formerly LogMeIn — has confirmed that cybercriminals stole customers’ encrypted backups during a recent breach of its systems. The breach was first confirmed by LastPass on November 30. At the time, LastPass chief executive Karim Toubba said an “unauthorized party” had gained access to some customers’ information stored in a...