Tag: Malware

Ransomware victim Kaseya gets master key to unlock networks

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BOSTON — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used...

Russian hacker known as ‘bot master’ to be sentenced in US

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Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence for a Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" on charges he operated a network...

Hungary: Politicians demand inquiry into alleged spying

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Opposition lawmakers in Hungary's parliament have demanded an inquiry into findings by an international investigation that the country's right-wing government used...

UN rights chief alarmed by reported use of powerful spyware

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BERLIN — The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday over the reported use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy...

Moroccan journalist convicted of spying, sex assault

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RABAT, Morocco — A Casablanca court on Monday convicted prominent journalist and activist Omar Radi on charges of espionage and sexual assault and sentenced...

EXPLAINER: Target list of Israeli hack-for-hire firm widens

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BOSTON — Human rights and press freedom activists are up in arms about a new report on NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company....

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm’s spyware targets

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BOSTON — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group,...

$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid

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BOSTON — The Biden administration will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of foreign state-sanctioned malicious activity against...

EU nations approve a dozen pandemic recovery plans

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BRUSSELS — In what European Union nations hope will be a tipping point in economic recovery from the pandemic, finance ministers from the the...