Ransomware attacks on local governments over the past year have resulted in various public service disturbances, from disabling jail surveillance cameras to disrupting COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduling.
The AvosLocker ransomware-as-a-service is spread via ProxyShell exploits and spam email messages, and in some cases attackers threaten DDoS attacks during negotiations.
A Canadian man who U.S. authorities allege is part of the NetWalker ransomware operation has been extradited to the U.S.
A Ukrainian man charged with using the REvil ransomware in the attack on Kaseya last summer has been extradited to the U.S. and arraigned in Texas.
The FBI says that the Ragnar Locker ransomware group has compromised more than 50 critical infrastructure organizations in the U.S.