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A Brief Weekly Review of Top Stories that Dominated the Cyberworld

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By AMSAT Feb 19,2021

A Brief Weekly Review of Top Stories that Dominated the Cyberworld

It was a week tough on malicious threat actors and ransomware members. From stories highlighting Ukrainian and French police’s crackdown on Egregor ransomware members to the US indicting North Korean hackers over $1.3b bank heists, a number of events saw the law tightening its noose around the hackers’ neck!


Here’s a gist of the top stories of the past week.

Egregor Ransomware Members Arrested by Ukrainian, French police

In a major crackdown, French and Ukrainian police arrested members of the Egregor ransomware cartel. French public radio channel France Inter reported that the detained suspects provided hacking, logistical, and monetary support for the Egregor gang.

North Korean Hackers Indicted Over $1.3 Billion Bank Heists

The U.S. Justice Department said it had indicted three North Korean military intelligence officials connected to high-profile cyber-attacks that included the theft of $1.3 billion in money and crypto-currency from organizations across the globe.

Cybercriminals Leak Files Purportedly Stolen from Law Firm Jones Day

A group of threat actors began leaking files ostensibly stolen from Jones Day, a key U.S.-based law firm. The cybercriminals behind the ransomware drive, known as Clop, are notorious for encrypting files on compromised systems, as well as stealing files from the victim and threatening to leak them unless a ransom is paid.


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