Category: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware

US agricultural co-op hit by ransomware, expects food supply chain disruption

September 21, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

New Cooperative Inc., an agricultural cooperative owned by Iowa corn and soy farmers, has been hit by the BlackMatter ransomware group. The attackers are asking the co-op to pay $5,900,000 for the decryption key and not to release the stolen […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware still a primary threat as cybercriminals evolve tactics

September 20, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Trend Micro announced that it blocked 40.9 billion email threats, malicious files, and malicious URLs for customers in the first half of 2021, a 47% year-on-year increase. Ransomware remains primary threat in the first half of the year as cybercriminals […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Russian Ransomware Group REvil Back Online After 2-Month Hiatus

September 9, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The operators behind the REvil ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) staged a surprise return after a two-month hiatus following the widely publicized attack on technology services provider Kaseya on July 4. Two of the dark web portals, including the gang’s Happy Blog data […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New SideWalk Backdoor Targets U.S.-based Computer Retail Business

August 25, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A computer retail company based in the U.S. was the target of a previously undiscovered implant called SideWalk as part of a recent campaign undertaken by a Chinese advanced persistent threat group primarily known for singling out entities in East […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

4 most dangerous emerging ransomware threat groups to watch

August 24, 2021

Via: CSO Online

New research from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 has identified four emerging ransomware groups that have the potential to become bigger problems in the future. These are AvosLocker, Hive Ransomware, HelloKitty, and LockBit 2.0. Emerging ransomware threat groups “With major […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Gaming-related cyberthreats in 2020 and 2021

August 23, 2021

Via: Securelist

The video game industry is soaring, not in the least thanks to the lockdowns, which forced people to look for new ways to entertain themselves and socialize. Even with things going back to normal, gaming is expected to have a […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware: LockBit 2.0 Borrows Ryuk and Egregor’s Tricks

August 20, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

As ransomware-as-a-service operations continue to compete for affiliates, the operators behind LockBit have unveiled a new version of their crypto-locking malware boasting fresh features, some borrowed from rivals. Separately, a relatively unsophisticated newcomer called Hive has debuted. Regardless of their […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Device complexity leaving schools at heightened risk of ransomware attacks

August 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Absolute Software announced a research revealing the significant management and security challenges faced by K-12 education IT teams with the rise in digital learning and widespread adoption of 1:1 device programs. The report underscores how increased device mobility and complexity […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Italian energy company ERG hit by LockBit 2.0 ransomware gang

August 5, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Recently the Italian energy company ERG was hit by the LockBit 2.0 ransomware gang, now the company reported “only a few minor disruptions” for its ICT infrastructure. The company is active in the production of wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New Chinese Spyware Being Used in Widespread Cyber Espionage Attacks

August 4, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A threat actor presumed to be of Chinese origin has been linked to a series of 10 attacks targeting Mongolia, Russia, Belarus, Canada, and the U.S. from January to July 2021 that involve the deployment of a remote access trojan […]