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Mon May 17 2021: Intense ransomware activity on the weekend, with government responses

Two things to know today

It was a weekend of ransomware….

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkside-ransomware-servers-reportedly-seized-operation-shuts-down/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chemical-distributor-pays-44-million-to-darkside-ransomware/

https://www.elliptic.co/blog/elliptic-follows-bitcoin-ransoms-paid-by-darkside-ransomware-victims

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/more-ransomware-websites-disappear-in-aftermath-of-colonial-pipeline-hack-564646

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkside-ransomware-servers-reportedly-seized-operation-shuts-down/

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/toshiba-unit-hacked-by-darkside-564603

https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-breaches-and-attacks/ransomware/darkside-hits-it-services-provider/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ireland-s-health-services-hit-with-20-million-ransomware-demand/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/irish-healthcare-shuts-down-it-systems-after-conti-ransomware-attack/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-of-ech0raix-ransomware-attacks-roon-server-zero-day/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/insurer-axa-hit-by-ransomware-after-dropping-support-for-ransom-payments/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-ads-now-also-banned-on-exploit-cybercrime-forum/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/popular-russian-hacking-forum-xss-bans-all-ransomware-topics/

https://www.reinsurancene.ws/pipeline-cyber-attack-not-surprising-says-swiss-res-mumenthaler/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/meet-lorenz-a-new-ransomware-gang-targeting-the-enterprise/

AND

… and movement on controlling it.

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2021/05/cyber-response-bill-advances-senate/174023/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-cisa-chief-christopher-krebs-biden-order-on-cybersecurity/

https://www.computerweekly.com/microscope/news/252500838/Government-looks-into-strengthening-MSP-security

 

 

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