Articles by Jennifer Jacobs, Kartikay Mehrotra and William Turton

Russia-Linked Hacking Group Is Behind JBS Cyber Attack: Sources

A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind the cyber attack against JBS SA, according to four people familiar with the assault who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The cyber gang goes by the name REvil or …

CNA Paid $40 Million in Ransom After March Cyber Attack

CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack. The Chicago-based company paid the …

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom: Bloomberg

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two …

Russia-Based Hackers Plan New Wave of Attacks Against U.S. Hospitals: Security Firm

A Russia-based ransomware group responsible for a new wave of attacks against U.S. hospitals is laying the groundwork to cripple at least ten more, according to the cyber-security firm Prevailion Inc. Prevailion’s analysis comes a day after the FBI and …

Employers Beware: Working from Home Creates New Cyber Risks

As companies and government agencies send their employees home to avoid contact with the coronavirus, many cyber-security teams are facing the unenviable challenge of securing sprawling, vulnerable networks. Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re …

New Orleans City Government Hit by Cyber Attack; Recovery Underway

Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans. Chief Information Officer Kim LaGrue, speaking …

China Tops List of U.S. Cybersecurity Agency’s Top Risks

A newly created U.S. cybersecurity agency said Thursday that China represents the greatest strategic risk to the U.S., and as a result, the agency’s top operational priority is reducing the risks from Chinese compromises to the global supply chain, including …