Non-U.S.

Mexico’s Pemex Oil Suffers Ransomware Attack, $4.9 Million Demanded

Lawrence Abrams reports: Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, has suffered a DoppelPaymer ransomware attack that demanded $4.9 million USD in order to decrypt their files. On Sunday, November 10th, Pemex was hit with a ransomware attack that the company states affected less than 5% of their computers. Workers reported, though, that internal memos told them not to...

Aussie ‘E-Crime Squad’ arrests crypto exchange owner, seizing his Bitcoin ATM

Yessi Bello Perez reports: Australian detectives have arrested a 38-year-old man as part of an investigation into an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange. The man, a resident in Cairnlea — a Melbourne suburb — was arrested at home, where police seized “a substantial amount of cash and false identification documents.” Authorities also seized a cryptocurrency ATM from a shopping mall in nearby Braybrook, which according to Google Maps is approximately 8 kilometres away from Cairnlea. Read...

Attempted sextortion leads to call for stricter phone porting rules

Thomas Daigle reports: When Randall Baran-Chong received a notification on his smartphone late one night last week indicating the device was no longer in service, it was the first sign of trouble. In the hours that followed, the 33-year-old Toronto businessman says someone locked down his laptop, purchased an Xbox video game gift...