Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted £4.5 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by British cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million (£4.5 million) in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer. Read More >>

Russian Koobface Gang Named and Shamed For Facebook Hacking

Facebook’s had enough of worms targeting its users; both it and Sophos have taken the fight to the hackers with a WikiLeaks-style naming and shaming. A four-strong Russian hacking gang were behind the botnet, which has taken control of over 800,000 machines and terrorised millions. Read More >>