Grinch bots have been a problem in the retail space for years and even beyond the Christmas season, snapping up everything from concert tickets to new video games.
Two Iranian hackers have been indicted for election interference, charged with stealing information from state voter rolls to personally target thousands of individual voters as well as members of Congress and campaign staffers.
The US authorities offered a $10 million reward for information to identify or locate REvil and DarkSide ransomware gang leaders, and $5 million for their affiliates preparing attacks.
A new ransomware reporting bill introduced to the House of Representatives proposes putting new requirements on financial institutions, some of which are likely to be controversial. Any payment of over $100,000 would require the victim to first obtain special permission from the US Treasury.
A little-known law from 1984, originally intended to discourage large cash transfers, has been repurposed as a crypto regulation and tucked into the massive US infrastructure bill.
The biggest names in Big Tech are about to be subject to a new investigation. The CFPB wants to look over their handling of payment data, as a means of providing better protections against things like fraud and data breaches.
A cybersecurity advisory by CISA, the FBI, and the NSA warned that BlackMatter ransomware is actively targeting critical infrastructure entities and food organizations in the US.
US government employees will soon be required to use a stronger measure of multi-factor authentication to access their work accounts. Aimed at putting an end to phishing, the measure is phasing out less secure forms of authentication.
Tighter cybersecurity regulations that have already come for certain critical infrastructure industries are now being applied to rail and aviation, as the Biden administration continues a general program of hardening the country's cyber defenses.
There are two pieces of legislation already in front of Congress that would set reporting requirements for ransomware payments, each proposing different time windows for different industries and company sizes. A third now seeks a 48-hour limit.