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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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JBS Paid $11 Million Ransom

Food producer JBS USA said it paid an $11 million ransom to resolve the ransomware attack that hit the company on May 30.

Ransomware

Microsoft Fixes Six Zero Days Used in Attacks

Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday includes fixes for six vulnerabilities that have been used in attacks in the wild.

Microsoft, Patch Tuesday

Colonial Pipeline CEO Says Ransom Payment ‘Right Thing to Do’ For Country

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline and the payment of the ransom to restore the company's network was the right thing to do to recover from the DarkSide ransomware attack, the company's CEO said.

Ransomware, Government

U.S. Seizes $2.3 Million From DarkSide Actors Who Targeted Colonial Pipeline

The Department of Justice seized $2.3 million in Bitcoin that was part of the ransom that Colonial Pipeline paid to DarkSide ransomware actors in May.

Ransomware, Government

Attacks Target Critical VMware vCenter Flaw

Mass scanning and exploit attempts are targeting the VMware vCenter vulnerability (CVE-2021-21985) are ongoing, with thousands of unpatched servers still online.

Vmware