Archive for the ‘Ransomware’ Category

Don’t pay the ransom, mate. Don’t even fix a price, say Australia’s cyber security bods

Better yet – do the basics and your systems won’t get encrypted in the first place Source: Don’t pay the ransom, mate. Don’t even fix a price, say Australia’s cyber security bods The infoseccers strongly advised against paying the criminals: Paying a ransom does not guarantee decryption of data. Open source reporting indicates several instances […]

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Colocation data centers giant Equinix data hit by Netwalker Ransomware

Equinix, one of the world’s largest providers of colocation data centers and Internet connection announced it was hit by Netwalker Ransomware. Source: Colocation data centers giant Equinix data hit by Netwalker Ransomware Equinix data center giant hit by Netwalker Ransomware, $4.5M ransom Equinix Ransomware Attack Hits Company’s Internal Systems Equinix Statement on Security Incident Download […]

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Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Why are small and medium-sized businesses a target for ransomware-wielding gangs and what can they do to protect themselves against cyber-extortion? According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the biggest challenge faced by SMBs is a shortage of personnel to deal with cyber-risks, attacks, and vulnerabilities, while the second greatest problem revolves around […]

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This is how EKANS ransomware is targeting industrial control systems

New samples of the ransomware reveal the techniques used to attack critical ICS systems. Source: This is how EKANS ransomware is targeting industrial control systems | ZDNet More on EKANS, the ransomware with an ICS kicker. Shipping company customer-facing IT disrupted Download a Security Risk Assessment Steps paper! Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email […]

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A hacker gang is wiping Lenovo NAS devices and asking for ransoms

Ransom notes signed by ‘Cl0ud SecuritY’ hacker group are being found on old LenovoEMC NAS devices. Source: A hacker gang is wiping Lenovo NAS devices and asking for ransoms | ZDNet Dealing with a Ransomware Attack: A full guide A Beginner’s Guide to Protecting and Recovering from Ransomware Attacks Download a Security Risk Assessment Steps […]

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Maersk, me & notPetya – gvnshtn

Maersk is the world’s largest integrated shipping and container logistics company. I was massively privileged (no pun intended) to be their Identity & Access Management (IAM) Subject Matter Expert (SME), and later IAM Service Owner. Along with tens (if not hundreds) of others, I played a role in the recovery and cybersecurity response to the […]

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Iranian developer advertised BlackRouter Ransom-as-a-Service

An Iranian developer is promoting on a Telegram hacking channel the BlackRouter ransomware through a Ransomware-as-a-Service model. Source: Iranian developer advertised BlackRouter Ransom-as-a-Service

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