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Bitdefender Releases Tool To Decrypt Files Affected by REvil/Sodinokibi Ransomware

How did the hacker escape the police? -He Ransomware. Jokes aside, the victims of the infamous REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware now have a reason to celebrate, as they can have access to their files again. A few hours ago, the cybersecurity company Bitdefender announced that it succesfully developed a tool to decrypt files altered by the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware, returning them to their natural state. The Infamous REvil/Sodinokibi Now Has a Cure According to the announcement,...

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Digital Mint Helps Companies Recover Quickly from BTC Ransomware

Digital Mint is a company that provides tools and funds to companies that have fallen victim to bitcoin and crypto-based ransomware attacks. Digital Mint Is There to Help with Crypto According to security firm Cybersecurity Ventures, a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds. In recent months, many of these attacks have demanded not cash or standard fiat, but rather bitcoin or other forms of crypto. One of the biggest – and most recent examples...

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The US Intends to Employ Crypto Tracing to Fight Ransomware Attacks

The Biden administration reportedly plans to take severe measures on the use of digital assets in ransomware attacks by starting to track such transactions. Crypto Tracing to Combat Cyber Attacks The governing body of the USA discussed how to combat the growing number of ransomware attacks during a virtual briefing with members of Congress. According to Bloomberg, the Biden administration will begin tracing digital assets sent to hackers, who harm firms, corporations, and...

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Barracuda Networks: BTC Ransomware Attacks Have Increased Tenfold

The bitcoin spikes that have occurred over the past year have led to serious jumps in ransomware attacks according to new data from Barracuda Networks, a company that provides cybersecurity products and services. Barracuda Networks Sheds Light on BTC Ransomware Between October of last year and May of 2021, the price of bitcoin rose by nearly 400 percent. That is the good news. Obviously, there are many crypto traders that raked in some heavy profits, and several...

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U.S. DOJ Retrieves Over $2.1 Million in Bitcoin Paid as Ransom by Colonial Pipeline

The United States Department of Justice said that it recovered over $2 million worth of bitcoin, which was the majority of the ransom paid by the U.S. oil pipeline giant Colonial Pipeline to cybercriminal group DarkSide. DoJ Recovers 63.7 BTC The DoJ made the announcement in a press release on Monday (June 7, 2021). According to it, the department retrieved 63.7 bitcoins, worth $2.1 million, at the time. The operation was undertaken by the Ransomware and Digital Extortion...

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Colonial Pipeline Hackers Received $90M Worth of BTC in Ransom Payments

Elliptic (a British blockchain security & analytics company) successfully traced DarkSide’s primary Bitcoin address, which contained over $90M in payments from 47 different victims. Ransomware As a Service – a Twisted Model DarkSide designs, creates and markets ransomware software to be sold to other cybercriminals who are able to locate the best targets. This type of software has the ability to lock down an entire system, making files and features on it inaccessible...

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$100 Million in Monero (XMR) Ransom Reportedly Demanded from Computer Giant Acer

The Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, is purportedly the latest popular organization to fall victim to the notorious REvil ransomware attack. According to recent reports, the perpetrators have requested one of the largest demands so far of up to $100 million paid in the privacy cryptocurrency – Monero.Ransomware Attack on AcerHeadquartered in New Taipei City, Acer is among the world’s largest manufacturers of computer hardware and electronics with revenue of over...

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Gaming Giant CAPCOM Attacked With Ransomware. Hackers Ask for $11M in Bitcoin

Ransomware attacks are one of the most notorious examples of crypto-related criminal activities 2020, with targets ranging from city halls and universities to major industries such as Tesla. And this week, hackers claimed a new victim: The gaming giant Capcom. Capcom is the corporation behind major hits like Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Megaman and Street Fighter. Capcom’s Data is Worth $11 Million in Bitcoin At the beginning of November 2020, Capcom issued a statement...

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The Trial of Alexander Vinnik, an Alleged BTC Thief, Has Begun

The trial of Alexander Vinnik – the man allegedly responsible for a ransomware system that stole more than $157 million – has begun in Paris.Vinnik Will Now Stand Before a JudgeThe story behind Vinnik and his capture is a strange one. Vinnik was initially part of a cryptocurrency exchange known as BTC-e, which at one point, was one of the world’s largest crypto trading companies.Throughout his time with the trading platform, he served as a technical programmer, though it is said that he...

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How Alessandro Euro Hopes to Put an End to BTC Ransomware

A young man who works in the cybersecurity industry that’s considered excellent at what he does is now helping many companies and government agencies eliminate the threat of ransomware. His name is Alessandro Euro, and he’s only 16 years of age, yet many institutions – from Twitter, Robinhood, Capital One and others – are looking for his expertise to help get rid of this problem once and for all.Getting Ransomware Out of the WayRansomware has become a hugely popular method of gaining access...

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