Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation

In a significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime, law enforcement from 10 countries have disrupted the criminal operation of the LockBit ransomware group at every level, severely damaging their capability and credibility. LockBit is widely recognised as the world’s Read More …

U.S. Department of Justice Disrupts Hive Ransomware Variant

The Justice Department announced today its months-long disruption campaign against the Hive ransomware group that has targeted more than 1,500 victims in over 80 countries around the world, including hospitals, school districts, financial firms, and critical infrastructure. Since late July Read More …

Freedom for MegaCortex ransomware victims – the fix is out

An international law enforcement effort has released a decryptor for victims of MegaCortex ransomware, widely used by cybercriminals to infect large corporations across 71 countries to the tune of more than $100 million in damages. The decryptor, built by Europol, Read More …

Ransomware gang apologizes, gives SickKids hospital free decryptor

The LockBit ransomware gang has released a free decryptor for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), saying one of its members violated rules by attacking the healthcare organization. SickKids is a teaching and research hospital in Toronto that focuses on Read More …

Deadbolt ransomware: Police tricked ransomware gang into handing over its decryption keys. Here’s how they did it

Police tricked a ransomware gang into handing over decryption keys, providing victims with the ability to unlock their encrypted data for free. Working alongside cybersecurity company Responders.NU, the Dutch National Police obtained 150 decryption keys from ransomware group Deadbolt. With Read More …

AstraLocker ransomware shuts down and releases decryptors

The threat actor behind the lesser-known AstraLocker ransomware told BleepingComputer they’re shutting down the operation and plan to switch to cryptojacking. The ransomware’s developer submitted a ZIP archive with AstraLocker decryptors to the VirusTotal malware analysis platform. BleepingComputer downloaded the Read More …