Efforts to reclaim extorted money must go hand in-hand with regulations on insurers.
Its value is volatile. Its users aren’t as anonymous as they think. It might be a threat to the environment. And it could be exacerbating inequality.
The breach was the latest in a string of attacks targeting businesses critical to American infrastructure.
The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem.
In the past few weeks, cyberattacks have taken major industries hostage. Who are the perpetrators and why are the infiltrations becoming so common?
Investigators traced 75 Bitcoins worth more than $4 million through nearly two dozen cryptocurrency accounts.
It’s been almost a decade since Leon Panetta, then the secretary of defense, warned of an impending “Cyber Pearl Harbor.” He didn’t want to be right.
The Biden administration is taking steps to counter the growing threat of cyberattacks on U.S. businesses, and encouraging companies to do more to protect themselves.
Operations at several owned by JBS, which processes one-fifth of the country’s beef, were affected, according to union representatives and Facebook posts meant for employees.
As the ransomware industry exploded, a Russian-speaking outfit called DarkSide offered would-be computer crooks not just the tools, but also customer support. We got an inside look.
Hospitals in Ireland, New Zealand and Scripps Health in San Diego are reeling from digital extortion attacks.
Jasiel F. Correia II, who at 24 was the Massachusetts city’s youngest mayor, was convicted of charges related to extorting marijuana vendors and defrauding investors.
The hacking group, which the F.B.I. has said was responsible for the ransomware attack, said it had received “pressure” from the U.S.
The payment clears the way for gas to begin flowing again, but it risks emboldening other criminal groups to take American companies hostage by seizing control of their computers.
Colonial pre-emptively shut down its pipeline operations on Friday. President Biden did not rule out a retaliatory strike on those responsible.
Energy infrastructure has increasingly come under assault, and analysts said the attack that cut off fuel supplies this week should be a “wake-up call.”
Growing domestic production of oil and gas has led to reduced refining capacity in the Northeast, increasing the reliance on fuel sent from Texas.
A hack of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation’s vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.
The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.
Investigators in a small southern Italian city say they discovered a criminal network that expanded all the way to a cafe at the judicial building.
The department appears to be the third police force to be targeted in a ransomware attack in six weeks, and the 26th government agency hit this year.
The remarkable story of one mother’s implausible quest to bring a cartel to justice for the murder of her child.
Lee Jae-yong was convicted of bribing Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea who was impeached in 2017.
Armada con una pistola, tarjetas de identificación falsas y disfraces, Miriam Rodríguez se convirtió en un escuadrón de detectives que desafiaba a un sistema en el que suele prevalecer la impunidad criminal.
Armed with a handgun, a fake ID card and disguises, Miriam Rodríguez was a one-woman detective squad, defying a system where criminal impunity often prevails.
The attack, first discovered late Tuesday, disrupted the district’s websites and remote learning programs, as well as its grading and email systems, officials said.
A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said.
Cho Joo-bin was convicted of blackmailing young women into making sexually explicit video clips that he sold online.
William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients’ recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.
Keith Raniere has been convicted on sex trafficking, fraud and other crimes, yet some ardent followers maintain his innocence.
As the U.S. retreats and peace talks stall, the Taliban have increasingly taken over Afghanistan’s highways, raising millions in unofficial taxes and strengthening their hand at the negotiating table.
The Steele dossier’s main source explained where its most notorious claim came from — and called Republicans’ accusations that he is a Russian agent “slander.”
No patients were affected, but the incident was another reminder of the risks in the increasingly common assaults on computer networks.
Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.
While serving time, Ryan Rust was beaten, stabbed and threatened with hot oil if his relatives didn’t pay up. After disturbing calls and texts, they bought guns for protection.
Recent cases reveal the evolution of a crime that often exploits worry over family members abroad with digital savvy and old-fashioned coercion.
A squatter armed with bow and arrow, spear and gun overpowered four officers and fled into the Black Forest on Sunday. Despite a huge search effort, he is still at large.
Six former employees were recently named in federal charges that were an indication of the lengths some companies will go to hit back at detractors.
A hacking group calling itself Evil Corp., indicted in December, has shown up in corporate networks with sophisticated ransomware. American officials worry election infrastructure could be next.