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EU statement on Ukraine cyberattack

Ukraine: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the cyberattack against Ukraine The European Union strongly condemns the cyberattack against Ukraine on 14 January. This cyber-attack against the Ukrainian government websites is unacceptable. Such actions aim at destabilizing Ukraine and spreading disinformation and could contribute […]

Hack results in fake emails

November 13, 2021 FBI Statement on Incident Involving Fake Emails Updated November 14, 2021: The FBI is aware of a software misconfiguration that temporarily allowed an actor to leverage the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) to send fake emails. LEEP is FBI IT infrastructure used to communicate with our state […]

Coincidence? I think not… say it’s not NSO, Israel!

PRESS RELEASES U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Partnership with Israel to Combat Ransomware November 14, 2021 Partners Establish Bilateral Task Force to Support Fintech Innovation and Cybersecurity Announcement Part of Biden Administration Efforts to Accelerate International Cooperation to Counter Ransomware JERUSALEM – Building on the long-standing relationship between the […]

Less than a week after the reward was offered…

Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, November 8, 2021 Ukrainian Arrested and Charged with Ransomware Attack on Kaseya Justice Department Seizes $6.1 million Related to Alleged Ransomware Extortionists The Justice Department announced today recent actions taken against two foreign nationals charged with deploying Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware to attack […]

FinCEN Issues updated Ransomware Advisory

FinCEN Releases Updated Advisory on Ransomware and the Use of the Financial System to Facilitate Ransom Payments In connection with a set of actions announced today by the Department of the Treasury and focused on disrupting criminal ransomware actors, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released an update to […]

OFAC publishes Virtual Currency Sanctions Compliance Guidance (& 2 updated FAQs)

Publication of Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry and Updated Frequently Asked Questions Release date10/15/2021Body The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing an industry-specific brochure, “Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry,” as a resource to help members of the […]

FinCEN held another ransomware roundtable… virtually, natch

FinCEN Holds Second Virtual FinCEN Exchange on Ransomware ContactOffice of Strategic Communications, 703-905-3770Immediate ReleaseAugust 10, 2021 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today convened a virtual FinCEN Exchange with representatives from financial institutions, technology firms, third-party service providers, and federal government agencies to discuss ongoing concerns regarding ransomware, as well as […]