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A week after arrests, Cl0p ransomware group dumps new tranche of stolen data
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A week after arrests, Cl0p ransomware group dumps new tranche of stolen data

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A week after Ukrainian police arrested criminals affiliated with the notorious Cl0p ransomware gang, Cl0p has published a fresh batch of what’s purported to be confidential data stolen in a hack of a previously unknown victim. Ars won’t be identifying the possibly victimized company until there is confirmation that the data...

Monero emerges as crypto of choice for cybercriminals
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Monero emerges as crypto of choice for cybercriminals

Enlarge (credit: 53 Studios | Getty Images) For cybercriminals looking to launder illicit gains, bitcoin has long been the payment method of choice. But another cryptocurrency is coming to the fore, promising to help make dirty money disappear without a trace. While bitcoin leaves a visible trail of transactions on its underlying blockchain, the niche...

Connecting to malicious Wi-Fi networks can mess with your iPhone
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Connecting to malicious Wi-Fi networks can mess with your iPhone

Enlarge (credit: Apple) There’s a bug in iOS that disables Wi-Fi connectivity when devices join a network that uses a booby-trapped name, a researcher disclosed over the weekend. By connecting to a Wi-Fi network that uses the SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n” (quotation marks not included), iPhones and iPads lose the ability to join that network or any...

Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cybercriminal crackdown
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Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cybercriminal crackdown

Enlarge / A Colonial Pipeline facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Hackers last month disrupted the pipeline supplying petroleum to much of the East Coast. (credit: Michael M. Santiago, Getty Images) Ukrainian police have arrested members of a notorious ransomware gang that recently targeted American universities, as pressure mounts on global law enforcement to crack down...