Chris Wray

Stop paying ransoms to hackers says the FBI

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – On Wednesday, FBI Director Chris Wray urged public corporations and other hacking victims to avoid paying a ransom, citing worry that doing so would incite cybercriminals to increase their activities in the future. “In general, we would advise against paying the ransom because it encourages more of these attacks and, […]

Transportation and telecommunications targeted | FireEye.

Transportation and telecommunications targeted | FireEye.

A huge Chinese espionage effort against US and European government agencies, according to security firm FireEye, comprises four new hacking tools and spans more business sectors than previously revealed. In hacks affecting the transportation and telecommunications industries, two China-linked gangs — as well as other hackers who investigators did not name — have employed virtual […]

Ransomware Attack on Pipeline Alerts Companies to Dangers

Ransomware Attack on Pipeline Alerts Companies to Dangers

Cyber criminals using ransomware have been around for a long time however in the last 5 years or so they have changed their methods of attack from private citizens to larger, more lucrative victims. In the last few years, hackers have focused on the bigger medical institutions and in May 2021 they sent their malware […]

Creating a Good COVID-19 Security Plan

Creating a Good COVID-19 Security Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit just about every country and cybercriminals have taken full advantage of its crippling effects. The sheer volume of increased cyberattacks has exposed the vulnerability of individuals, businesses, and governments. Scam e-mails from what appear to be valid sources such as the World Health Organization or government health websites have opened […]