Security News

Egregor ransomware members arrested by Ukrainian, French police
2021-02-14 18:46

A joint operation between French and Ukrainian law enforcement has reportedly led to the arrests of several members of the Egregor ransomware operation in Ukraine. The arrested individuals are thought to be Egregor affiliates whose job was to hack into corporate networks and deploy the ransomware.

French MNH health insurance company hit by RansomExx ransomware
2021-02-10 22:01

French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers has suffered a ransomware attack that has severely disrupted the company's operations. MNH is the first mutual insurance company in France to provide health insurance services, and plans focused on the health sector.

Google Titan security keys hacked by French researchers
2021-01-11 14:09

In July 2018, after many years of using Yubico security key products for two-factor authentication, Google announced that it was entering the market as a competitor with a product of its own, called Google Titan. Security keys of this sort are often known as FIDO keys after the Fast IDentity Online Alliance, which curates the technical specifications of a range of authentication technologies that "[p]romote the development of, use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation".

Facebook Closes Disinformation Accounts Linked to French Military
2020-12-16 01:13

Facebook said Tuesday that it had removed two networks based in Russia and one linked to the French military, accusing them of carrying out interference campaigns in Africa. Two networks running multiple Facebook accounts were assigned to people associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency, and the third had "Links to individuals associated with French military," the social media platform said.

Russian Sentenced to French Prison for Bitcoin Laundering
2020-12-07 18:49

A Russian bitcoin expert at the center of a multi-country legal tussle was sentenced in Paris on Monday to five years in prison for money laundering and ordered to pay 100,000 euros in fines in a case of suspected cryptocurrency fraud. Vinnik denies wrongdoing, and his lawyers are discussing whether to appeal.

French services outfit Atos told to pay $855m in trade secret pinching case
2020-10-29 07:02

French services outfit Atos has been ordered to pay $855m for pinching a rival's trade secrets. The source of the case is Syntel, an automation outfit that Atos acquired for $3.4bn back in 2018.

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant
2020-10-23 12:38

French IT giant Sopra Steria was hit with a cyber attack this week that disrupted the business of the firm and is widely believed to be the work of the threat actors behind Ryuk ransomware. The company, which did $4.4 billion in business last year, divulged nothing of exactly what type of attack it was and what services, systems and data were affected, sources in the French media claim it was Ryuk ransomware that took down the company.

French IT giant Sopra Steria hit by Ryuk ransomware
2020-10-22 17:36

French IT services giant Sopra Steria suffered a cyberattack on October 20th, 2020, that reportedly encrypted portions of their network with the Ryuk ransomware. Sopra Steria is a European information technology company with 46,000 employees in 25 countries worldwide.

French IT outsourcer Sopra Steria hit by 'cyberattack', Ryuk ransomware suspected
2020-10-22 14:37

French-headquartered IT outsourcer Sopra Steria has been struck by a "Cyberattack," reportedly linked to the Ryuk ransomware gang. The business declined to say what had happened, though French media reports indicated that Sopra Steria's Active Directory infrastructure had been compromised, seemingly by hackers linked to the Ryuk malware crowd.

French Court Tries Russian for Multi-Million-Euro Cyberfraud
2020-10-19 12:35

A Russian goes on trial in Paris Monday accused of having defrauded nearly 200 victims across the world of 135 million euros using ransomware. In France, many of the victims were local councils, law or insurance firms and small local businesses such as driving schools or pharmacies.