The Latest Cyber News Affecting the Sports Betting Industry
Posted on: December 20, 2023, 08:23h.
Last updated on: December 20, 2023, 08:23h.
In a significant move by the US Justice Department and FBI, the darknet website belonging to the ransomware group that attacked MGM Resorts in August has been seized. A decryption tool has also been developed to aid victims and prevent ransom payments.
Following a disruption campaign against the Blackcat cyber gang, federal law enforcement, aided by international agencies, succeeded in seizing the darknet website and replaced its homepage with a notification of the seizure.
The FBI has not only hacked their hackers by seizing the website of the group believed to be behind the MGM attack, but also developed a decryption tool. The tool has already assisted over 500 affected victims in system restoration, saving at least $68 million in ransom demands.
Additionally, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns that the holiday season is a busy time for cybercriminals and offers tips to consumers to secure their information and safeguard against potential attacks.