Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five (deepd.tw)

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five.
The gangs were suspected to have launched a series of cyber attacks across Europe infecting computers and holding sensitive data captive. The police, therefore, embarked on a search of their homes, through…

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Assisting in Bitcoin Purchases for Ransomware May Be Illegal in the US (news.bitcoin.com)

‘White hat’ security consultant, Vinny Troia, had his Coinbase account suspended for breaching US regulations by paying cyber-ransoms, amidst growing concerns that US anti-money laundering legislation needs to be updated for the cryptocurrency era.

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Macransom Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks Apple Users (news.bitcoin.com)

Internet security experts are warning of new Mac-targeting viruses available for sale on the darknet.
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Macransom Is Available for Purchase on the Darknet – Leading to Concerns About the Potential for the Virus to Spread Rapidly

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