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Luxury British Jeweler Pays $7.5 Million in Crypto Ransom to Russian Hackers

Luxury British jeweler Graff Diamonds Corp. paid $7.5 million ransom in Bitcoin to a Russian hacking gang after it leaked data on the jeweler’s high-profile clients, according to a London lawsuit. Graff, that counts Middle East royalty among its client …

Pro-Russian Hacking Group Attacks Romanian Websites

Romanian government websites and other institutions were the target of a cyber attack Friday morning that the nation’s intelligence agency attributed to a pro-Russian hacking unit. The hacker group known as Killnet claimed credit for so-called distributed denial-of-service attack, which …

FBI Says Russian Hackers Scanning U.S. Energy Systems and Pose ‘Current’ Threat

Russian hackers have been scanning the systems of energy companies and other critical infrastructure in the United States, and state-sponsored hacking by Russia presents a “current” threat to American national security, a top FBI official told lawmakers on Tuesday. “The …

UK Cyber Agency Warns Organizations About Use of Russian Computer Technology

Britain’s cybersecurity center on Tuesday said organizations providing services related to Ukraine or critical infrastructure should reconsider the risk associated with using Russian computer technology in their supply chains. “We have no evidence that the Russian state intends to suborn …

Banks Warned to Prepare for Possible Russian-Sponsored Cyber Attack

FRANKFURT/LONDON – The European Central Bank is preparing banks for a possible Russian-sponsored cyber attack as tensions with Ukraine mount, two people with knowledge of the matter said, as the region braces for the financial fallout of any conflict. The …

Russian-Backed Actors Targeting Canada’s Infrastructure, Intelligence Agency Warns

Network operators of critical Canadian infrastructure should boost their defenses against Russian state-sponsored threats, Canada’s signals intelligence agency said on Thursday. The warning from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is the latest in a series of bulletins from Canada’s two …

Malware Found in Several Ukraine Gov’t Agencies, IT Firm That Manages Websites

Microsoft Corp. said in a blog post on Saturday it observed destructive malware in systems belonging to several Ukrainian government agencies and organizations that work closely with the Ukrainian government. The victims of the malware include Ukrainian government agencies that …

Behind the Crypto Broker Accused of Enabling Ransomware Hackers

A cryptocurrency broker that the Biden administration considers a key cog in the recent ransomware epidemic is legally registered in the Czech Republic but doesn’t appear to have an office there. It may be operating out of Moscow’s tallest skyscraper …

Russia-Linked Ransomware Group Hits Iowa Grain Cooperative, Violating Biden Warning

After a furious run of ransomware attacks in the first half of the year, President Joe Biden in July warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that Russia-based hacking groups should steer clear of 16 critical sectors of the U.S. economy. …

U.S. Fights Cyber Attacks by Blacklisting, Sanctioning Russian Tech Firms

The United States on Friday took a new stab at Russia’s cybersecurity industry, restricting trade with four information technology firms and two other entities over “aggressive and harmful” activities – including digital espionage – that Washington blames on the Russian …