Bitcoin ransomware, cybersecurity, Extortionists, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Hackers, ransomware, Ransomware attack, Ransomware payment demands

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an alert that warns private industry in the country about incidents of harassment of victims made by ransomware gangs, such as the well-known Doppelpaymer group.

FBI Is Aware of Cold-Calling Tactics by Ransomware Gangs

According to a PIN (private industry notification) alert regularly sent to U.S. companies to inform them about the latest updates in the cybersecurity sphere, shared by Zdnet, the FBI has been aware of incidents since February 2020, where Doppelpaymer has cold-called companies to intimidate victims by demanding them to pay a crypto ransom.

The intimidation, which had escalated to rude language, includes threats to send individuals to the victims’ homes if they don’t pay for the demanded money in the ransomware attack deployed by the gang.

The FBI describes Doppelpaymer as a group of threat actors that often demand between six and seven-figure ransoms in bitcoin during their attacks. If victims don’t pay, then they start to exfiltrate part of the stolen data and make “follow-on telephone calls to victims to further pressure them to make ransom payments.â€

Zdnet said that a similar tactic was used by other now-defunct ransomware groups, such as Sekhmet and Maze.

Usually, the group of hackers targets healthcare sectors, emergency, and education across the globe, but they’ve been heavily active since June 2019, said the Bureau.

In the alert, there is a recall of an incident related to Doppelpaymer and its cold-calling tactics to harass victims:

On Dec. 7, Foxconn, a publicly traded Taiwanese company and one of the largest electronics manufacturing firms, suffered a cyberattack deployed by Doppelpaymer, which asked for a 1,804 BTC ransom.

Ransomware Attacks Are Becoming ‘Increasingly Problematic’

Brett Callow, threat analyst at malware lab Emsisoft, told news.Bitcoin.com that ransomware “continues to become increasingly problematic.â€

The malware lab commented the following on its latest findings in the Q3 report about ransomware attacks in 2020:

Are the authorities starting to take ransomware attacks more seriously? Let us know in the comments section below.

Du lịch nhật bản, hướng dẫn du lịch Nhật và đánh giá địa điểm Nhật Bản Japan travel news, japan travel guides, japan holiday destinations and japan reviews

RELATED NEWS

Bitcoin Keys Cannot be Hacked: Skeptics Question the Official Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin Seizure Story

On June 7, the United States Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the “recovery†of 63.70 bitcoin from the funds Colonial Pipeline sent to the hackers. The official story has a number of inconsistencies and federal investigators did not disclose how the FBI was able to confiscate the Darkside gang’s private […]

Xem chi tiết: Bitcoin Keys Cannot be Hacked: Skeptics Question the Official Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin Seizure Story

Donald Trump Detests Bitcoin, Calls BTC a Scam, Wants Heavy Crypto Regulation

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says he does not like bitcoin because it is a currency that competes with the dollar, which he wants to be the currency of the world. He calls bitcoin a scam and wants cryptocurrency to be very heavily regulated. Trump Thinks Bitcoin Is a Scam, Wants Heavy Regulation on Crypto […]

Xem chi tiết: Donald Trump Detests Bitcoin, Calls BTC a Scam, Wants Heavy Crypto Regulation

Donald Trump Detests Bitcoin, Calls BTC a Scam, Wants Heavy Crypto Regulation

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says he does not like bitcoin because it is a currency that competes with the dollar, which he wants to be the currency of the world. He calls bitcoin a scam and wants cryptocurrency to be very heavily regulated. Trump Thinks Bitcoin Is a Scam, Wants Heavy Regulation on Crypto […]

Xem chi tiết: Donald Trump Detests Bitcoin, Calls BTC a Scam, Wants Heavy Crypto Regulation

FBI Agent Recovers Private Key to $2.3M in Bitcoin Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

U.S. law enforcement officials from the Justice Department on Monday announced the seizure of $2.3 million dollars worth of crypto assets that were paid to the Colonial Pipeline hackers. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco explained during a news conference that federal agents “recaptured the majority of the ransom Colonial paid to the Darkside network.†FBI […]

Xem chi tiết: FBI Agent Recovers Private Key to $2.3M in Bitcoin Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

US Senators Call for Increased Measures to Regulate and Trace Cryptocurrencies

Two U.S. senators have urged lawmakers to increase measures to regulate cryptocurrencies, including how to trace cryptocurrency transactions, in order to combat ransomware attacks. “We haven’t figured out in the country or in the world how to trace cryptocurrency,†one senator said, adding that “We’ve got to do a better job here.†Senators Urge Lawmakers […]

Xem chi tiết: US Senators Call for Increased Measures to Regulate and Trace Cryptocurrencies

Biden Administration Expanding Cryptocurrency Analysis to Find Criminal Transactions

The U.S. government is expanding its cryptocurrency analysis in a strategy to find and pursue criminal transactions. This comes in the wake of a rising problem of ransomware involving cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. “Combating ransomware is a priority for the administration,†said a spokesperson for the White House. US Government to Expand Cryptocurrency Analysis The […]

Xem chi tiết: Biden Administration Expanding Cryptocurrency Analysis to Find Criminal Transactions

BSC Defi Protocol Burgerswap Loses $7.2 Million from a Flash Loan Attack

Another Binance Smart Chain project has been hit with a flash loan attack according to a post mortem written by the Burgerswap team. The project’s official Twitter account said at around 3 a.m. on Friday, Burgerswap suffered from a flash loan attack with the hackers stealing $7.2 million in funds. Binance Smart Chain Defi Protocol […]

Xem chi tiết: BSC Defi Protocol Burgerswap Loses $7.2 Million from a Flash Loan Attack

BSC Defi Protocol Burgerswap Loses $7.2 Million from a Flash Loan Attack

Another Binance Smart Chain project has been hit with a flash loan attack according to a post mortem written by the Burgerswap team. The project’s official Twitter account said at around 3 a.m. on Friday, Burgerswap suffered from a flash loan attack with the hackers stealing $7.2 million in funds. Binance Smart Chain Defi Protocol […]

Xem chi tiết: BSC Defi Protocol Burgerswap Loses $7.2 Million from a Flash Loan Attack

Flash Loan Attacks Drain 2 Binance Smart Chain Defi Projects for $6 Million

France Rejects Russian Request to Extradite BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

Cybersecurity Firm Spots a Crypto Stealer Distributed Through a Massive Email Spam Campaign and Discord Channels

FBI Puts Warning Signs on Bitcoin ATMs in This US County Following a Scam

FBI Puts Warning Signs on Bitcoin ATMs in This US County Following a Scam

Researchers Spot New Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Advertised Under a Subscription Model

Task Force Pushes Biden Administration to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

Task Force Pushes Biden Administration to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

Other Articles