DarkSide ransomware gang is back as BlackMatter operation

The notorious DarkSide ransomware gang has been relaunched as a new BlackMatter ransomware operation, according to encryption algorithms discovered in a decryptor, and is aggressively attacking corporate organizations.   International…

U.S. recovers 63.7 of 75 bitcoins ransom paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

The US Department of Justice said on Monday that it has recovered 63.7 bitcoins (worth $2.3 million) paid by Colonial Pipeline to the DarkSide ransomware extortionists on May 8, due…

DarkSide ransomware gang extorted $90 million ransom in 9 months

Over the last nine months, the DarkSide ransomware group has received at least $90 million in ransom payments from its victims.   In just one-week, Colonial Pipeline, the largest oil…

Insurance firm AXA hit by Avaddon ransomware gang

A ransomware attack has targeted four Asian subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurance firm AXA, affecting operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, according to the insurer.   The…

Darkside ransomware gang operations and servers shut down: Reports

DarkSide ransomware gang, the famous cybercrime syndicate behind the Colonial Pipeline attack, said it lost control of its infrastructure, citing a law enforcement seizure, just as Colonial Pipeline was restoring…

Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack: Paid $5 million ransom

Colonial Pipeline restored its complete pipeline system on Thursday, nearly a week after a ransomware attack targeted its IT systems, forcing it to pay over $5 million ransom to reclaim…

Colonial Pipeline hit by ransomware attack, shuts down operation

Colonial Pipeline, the country’s largest fuel pipeline, was forced to shut down operations after being hit by ransomware.   The Colonial Pipeline exports refined petroleum products from Gulf Coast refineries…