Archive for the ‘Ransomware’ Category

Microsoft Details Techniques Used by Hackers to Deliver Ransomware to macOS Devices

One of the most dominating threats in the current cyberspace era is ransomware which is constantly affecting organizations of all sizes. In order to cast a wider net of potential targets, attackers are constantly changing their tactics and expanding their tradecraft to make sure that they are successful. As a result of ransomware attacks, a wide […]

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Triple Extortion Ransomware: How to Protect Your Organization?

Ransomware strikes businesses every 11 seconds. The ransomware attack volume is already at record levels, but we’re hearing it’s only getting worse.   As some victims managed to take precautions and refused to pay the ransom, attackers began to add more layers to their attacks.  Double extortion ransomware became a common tactic in 2021. But in […]

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Preventing a ransomware attack with intelligence: Strategies for CISOs

Knowledge is power More good news: We know how ransomware “gangs” work and, for the most part, what they’re after. Ransomware is opportunistic and the barriers to entry for operators are relatively low as the tools, infrastructure, and access that enables these attacks have proliferated across various online illicit communities through the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model. […]

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Callback Phishing Attack Tactics Evolved – Successful Attack Drops Ransomware

Trellix released a recent report on the evolution of BazarCall social engineering tactics. Initially BazarCall campaigns appeared in late 2020 and researchers at Trellix noticed a continuous growth in attacks pertaining to this campaign. Reports say at first, it delivered BazaarLoader (backdoor) which was used as an entry point to deliver ransomware. A BazaarLoader infection will lead […]

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BlackCat Ransomware Gang Claims to Have Hacked US Department of Defense Contractor

NJVC has been added to the victim list of the BlackCat (ALPHV) ransomware gang. NJVC provides IT support to the US government’s intelligence and defense organizations. With annual revenue of over $290 million, the company NJVC has a very impressive record. It is claimed that the BlackCat Ransomware Gang has hacked the Department of Defense […]

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RansomEXX gang claims to have hacked Ferrari and leaked online internal documents

The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari confirmed the availability of internal documents online, but said it has no evidence of cyber attack. Documents belonging to the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari are circulating online, the company confirmed their authenticity stating it is not aware of cyber attacks. Ferrari is investigating the leak of the […]

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DEADBOLT ransomware rears its head again, attacks QNAP devices

Yes, ransomware is still a thing. No, not all ransomware attacks unfold in the way you might expect. Most contemporary ransomware attacks involve two groups of criminals: a core gang who create the malware and handle the extortion payments, and “members” of a loose-knit clan of “affiliates” who actively break into networks to carry out the […]

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This company paid a ransom demand. Hackers leaked its data anyway

It’s always recommended that ransomware victims don’t give in to ransom demands – and this real-life case demonstrates why. A victim of a ransomware attack paid to restore access to their network – but the cyber criminals didn’t hold up their end of the deal.  The real-life incident, as detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Barracuda Networks, […]

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Detection, isolation, and negotiation: Improving your ransomware preparedness and response

Improving threat readiness When your company’s data is leveraged in a cyber extortion attack, a quick determination must be made about the nature and extent of the attack, followed by the execution of plans to respond to and mitigate the attack. Because the longer a ransomware attack remains unaddressed, the more potential damage there could be to […]

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ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang starts publishing victims’ data on the clear web

ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group began publishing victims’ data on the clear web to increase the pressure on them and force them to pay the ransom. ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group has adopted a new strategy to force victims into paying the ransom, the gang began publishing victims’ data on the clear web to increase the pressure. Publishing data online will make data […]

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Mandiant: “No evidence” we were hacked by LockBit ransomware

Mandiant: “No evidence” we were hacked by LockBit ransomware American cybersecurity firm Mandiant is investigating LockBit ransomware gang’s claims that they hacked the company’s network and stole data. The ransomware group published a new page on its data leak website earlier today, saying that the 356,841 files they allegedly stole from Mandiant will be leaked […]

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CISA Announces Joint Ransomware Task Force

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly announced the formation of a joint ransomware task force, plans for which were originally outlined in the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA). Easterly announced the news at an Institute for Security and Technology (IST) event on May 20 in Washington, D.C., […]

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BlackCat Ransomware gang breached over 60 orgs worldwide

At least 60 entities worldwide have been breached by BlackCat ransomware, warns a flash report published by the U.S. FBI. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a flash report that states that at least 60 entities worldwide have been breached by BlackCat ransomware (aka ALPHV and Noberus) since it started its operations in November. “The Federal […]

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Kaspersky releases a free decryptor for Yanluowang ransomware

Kaspersky discovered a flaw in the encryption process of the Yanluowang ransomware that allows victims to recover their files for free. Researchers from Kaspersky discovered a vulnerability in the encryption process of the Yanluowang ransomware that can be exploited to recover the files encrypted by the malware without paying the ransom. The Yanluowang ransomware was first spotted by researchers […]

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Hacker leaked a new version of Conti ransomware source code on Twitter

A Ukrainian security researcher has leaked more source code from the Conti ransomware operation to protest the gang’s position on the conflict. Hacker leaked a new version of the Conti ransomware source code on Twitter as retaliation of the gang’s support to Russia The attack against the Conti ransomware and the data leak is retaliation […]

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NVIDIA discloses data breach after the recent ransomware attack

Chipmaker giant Nvidia confirmed a data breach after the recently disclosed security incident, proprietary information stolen. The chipmaker giant Nvidia was recentty victim of a ransomware attack that impacted some of its systems for two days. The security breach is not connected to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the incident. The […]

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Iranian Broadcaster IRIB hit by wiper malware

Iranian national media corporation, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), was hit by a wiper malware in late January 2022. An investigation into the attack that hit the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in late January, revealed the involvement of a disruptive wiper malware along with other custom-made backdoors, and scripts and configuration files […]

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A cyber attack heavily impacted operations of Expeditors International

American worldwide logistics and freight forwarding company Expeditors International shuts down global operations after cyber attack American logistics and freight forwarding company Expeditors International was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend that paralyzed most of its operations worldwide. Expeditors company has over 18,000 employees worldwide and has annual gross revenue of around $10 billion. The company discovered the attack on […]

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Spyware, ransomware and Nation-state hacking: Q&A from a recent interview

I transcribed a recent interview, here some questions and answers about nation-state hacking, spyware, and cyber warfare. Enjoy” How has spyware changed the rules of cyber security in recent years? What will cyber security look like now that those tools are all over the internet? In the last decade, we have observed a progressive weaponization […]

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