Beef Supplier JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million Ransom After Cyberattack – Tempemail

Meat processing company JBS on Wednesday confirmed it paid extortionists $11 million in bitcoins to regain access to its systems following a destructive ransomware attack late last month. “In consultation with internal IT professionals and third-party cybersecurity experts, the company made the decision to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to Continue Reading

U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million Ransom Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers – Tempemail

In a major blow, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said it has recovered 63.7 bitcoins (currently valued at $2.3 million) paid by Colonial Pipeline to the DarkSide ransomware extortionists on May 8, pursuant to a seizure warrant that was authorized by the Northern District of California. The ransomware Continue Reading

Insurance Firm CNA Financial Reportedly Paid Hackers $40 Million in Ransom – Tempemail

U.S. insurance giant CNA Financial reportedly paid $40 million to a ransomware gang to recover access to its systems following an attack in March, making it one the most expensive ransoms paid to date. The development was first reported by Bloomberg, citing “people with knowledge of the attack.” The adversary Continue Reading

Twitter mulling paid service called Twitter Blue, finds researcher | Twitter- Tempemail

Twitter is considering launching a paid subscription service called Twitter Blue, according to unreleased features of the app discovered by an independent researcher. Jane Manchun Wong, who has made a name for herself through uncovering accidentally-public upcoming features of popular apps, shared screenshots of the service, which is currently pegged Continue Reading

Colonial Pipeline Paid Nearly $5 Million in Ransom to Cybercriminals – Tempemail

Colonial Pipeline on Thursday restored operations to its entire pipeline system nearly a week following a ransomware infection targeting its IT systems, forcing it to reportedly shell out nearly $5 million to restore control of its computer networks. “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery Continue Reading

Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax | Amazon

Fresh questions have been raised over Amazon’s tax planning after its latest corporate filings in Luxembourg revealed that the company collected record sales income of €44bn (£38bn) in Europe last year but did not have to pay any corporation tax to the Grand Duchy. Accounts for Amazon EU Sarl, through Continue Reading

Hackers Threaten to Leak D.C. Police Informants’ Info If Ransom Is Not Paid – Tempemail

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of the District of Columbia has become the latest high-profile government agency to fall victim to a ransomware attack. The Babuk Locker gang claimed in a post on the dark web that they had compromised the DC Police’s networks and stolen 250 GB of unencrypted Continue Reading

Hackers threaten to leak stolen Apple blueprints if $50 million ransom isn’t paid – Tempemail

Prominent Apple supplier Quanta on Wednesday said it suffered a ransomware attack from the REvil ransomware group, which is now demanding the iPhone maker pay a ransom of $50 million to prevent leaking sensitive files on the dark web. In a post shared on its deep web “Happy Blog” portal, Continue Reading

Twitter to launch paid ‘super follow’ function that lets users charge for content | Twitter

Twitter has announced it will launch a “super follow” feature, which lets users charge followers for access to exclusive content, later this year. The move comes as Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users. Continue Reading

Organizations Paid Hackers $23.5 Million for These 10 Vulnerabilities in One Year- Tempemail

In times of uncertainty, security becomes an ever more pressing priority. The stakes are high: organizations are more reliant on technology than ever and anyone relying on technology can lose everything in a data breach. But some of the most recent vulnerabilities have one thing in common: they were detected, Continue Reading