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Iranians Accused in Cyberattacks, Including One That Hobbled Atlanta

The group was also known for meticulously encrypting its victims’ data, manually from file to file; changing file names to “I’m sorry”; demanding high ransom payments in Bitcoin; and giving victims...

Foreign hackers are protected in our courts by an outdated law; Congress needs to change that

“The extent and volume of information that they were able to obtain in these subpoenas goes beyond the capabilities of an individual,” Sam Rubin, a vice president of the Crypsis Group cybersecurity...

Crypsis Named Cyber Risk Service Provider of the Year

The Insurance Insider named The Crypsis Group its "Cyber Risk Service Provider of the Year for 2018.  Learn more here.

Russian Hackers Aren’t the Only Ones to Worry About

The scale of the operation, as well as the targets, suggest this was a state operation. “The extent and volume of information that they were able to obtain in these subpoenas goes beyond the...

What Lies Beneath a Cyber Breach

“Rooney and the Crypsis team are called in after a cyber incident. It often starts with a call from an attorney who has determined that an investigation is required. Crypsis runs proprietary programs...

Judge ‘Troubled’ By Ukraine Hacker-Trader Turncoat’s Lies

“Bret Padres, who investigated PR Newswire’s breaches while at Stroz Friedberg and was later hired by the government in connection with the case after he became CEO of the Crypsis Group, took the...

Bloomberg - Elliott Broidy and the GOP's Bad Hacking Karma

“If there had been two-factor authentication in place, many of these attacks would not have been possible,” says Sam Rubin, vice president of Crypsis Group, a security advisory firm hired by Broidy....

The New Yorker - The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

Bret Padres, a former Air Force computer-crime investigator who is now the C.E.O. of the Crypsis Group, a cyberforensics firm, told me about some work he had done for a defense contractor whose...

Axios - Global Hack Appears Aimed At Damage, Not Money

As Bret Padres, a former intel official and CEO of The Crypsis Group tells Axios, “a just as plausible explanation is that this is a coding error” that makes it look like a wiper and not a simple...

Axios - The Growing Threat Of Ransomware Attacks

The ransom requested for access to an infected computer is $300 in bitcoin, and “doesn’t seem consistent with state-sponsored attackers,” Bret Padres, a former intel official and CEO of The Crypsis...