New ransomware gang DarkSide sheds light on its tactics
A ransomware gang called DarkSide announced itself with a news release as a "new product" that has already succeeded in getting high-dollar ransom payouts. The operators assure future victims that they analyze a company's records before setting the ransom payment because they "do not want to kill your business," and will "only attack companies that can pay the requested amount."
Executives: You're a target for hackers
Senior leaders and board members are being targeted by cybercriminals, and so their home environments require segmented networks, improved passwords, and the use of virtual private networks and multifactor authentication, write corporate directors Nora Denzel and Melissa Hathaway. "The stakes are higher than ever: your money, privacy and reputation, as well as your corporation, are all now on the line," they write.
Russian charged with trying to recruit employee to plant malware in U.S company
According to the FBI, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov promised to pay as much as $1 million to the employee to help his shadowy group steal data from a Nevada-based company for ransom purposes.