Category: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware

Most businesses would pay up following a ransomware attack

June 18, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Many businesses would happily pay a ransomware demand in order to retrieve stolen files or data, in spite of law enforcement and cybersecurity experts alike warning against it, new research has found. A report from Neustar claims that 60% of […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

REvil ransomware gang hit US nuclear weapons contractor Sol Oriens

June 15, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

US nuclear weapons contractor Sol Oriens was hit by a cyberattack carried out by the REvil ransomware operators, which claims to have stolen data. Sol Orien provides consultant services to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), it confirmed to have […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Mysterious custom malware used to steal 1.2TB of data from million PCs

June 11, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from NordLocker have discovered an unsecured database containing 1.2-terabyte of stolen data. Threat actors used custom malware to steal data from 3.2 million Windows systems between 2018 and 2020. The database includes 6.6 million files and 26 million credentials, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

20% of the cattle processing in the USA temporarily shut down by hackers

June 9, 2021

Via: Panda Security

During the weekend, hackers attacked the Brazilian meat processing company JBS. The Sao Paulo-based organization known as the world’s largest meat supplier became a victim of a ransomware attack organized by a hacker group located on the other side of […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

How did the DOJ Recover Million$ of the Colonial Pipeline Ransom?

June 8, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) made a surprise announcement this week: it was able to recover more than $2 million worth of ransom money Colonial Pipeline paid to a cybercrime gang. But with the ransom being paid in Bitcoin, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

FBI confirmed that JBS was hit by the REvil ransomware gang

June 3, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

On May 30, the American food processing giant JBS Foods, the world’s largest processor of fresh beef, was forced to shut down production at multiple sites worldwide following a cyberattack. The cyberattack impacted multiple production plants of the company worldwide, […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

White House Puts Russia on Notice Over JBS Ransomware Hit

June 2, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The White House says it has put Russia on notice over the ransomware attack against meat processing giant JBS. Experts say that despite the chaos caused by the Colonial Pipeline hit and other recent attacks, the pace of ransomware operations […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for distributing malware via Telegram

June 1, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Pavel Sitnikov (@Flatl1ne), a prominent figure of the hacking underground, was arrested earlier this month by Russian authorities on charges of distributing malware via his Freedom F0x Telegram channel. The Russian hacker is a member of multiple underground hacking communities […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

An Overview of DDoS Attacks in Q1

May 21, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

Cyber-extortionists are no joke; last year, a hefty ransom DDoS campaign aimed at the finance industry was deployed. These cybercriminals circled back to earlier victims who did not pay at an even more aggressive rate than their first collection attempt, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Colonial Pipeline likely paid a $5M ransom to DarkSide

May 14, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelham, Alabama, was hit by a cybersecurity attack on Friday and its operators were forced to shut down its systems. The pipeline allows carrying 2.5 million barrels of refined gasoline and jet fuel each day […]