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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Shuts Hundreds of Yum Brands Restaurants in UK

January 20, 2023

Via: Security Week

A government filing posted Thursday says the attack impacted information technology systems. Yum Brands said the attackers took company data, but that there is no evidence customer data was stolen. Around 300 U.K. stores were closed for one day but […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware is getting less lucrative as victims stop paying

January 20, 2023

Via: TechRadar

The amount of money cybercriminal groups extorted through ransomware(opens in new tab) attacks is down 40% year-on-year, suggesting that businesses are increasingly refusing to pay to get their sensitive data back. A report from Chainalysis examined cryptocurrency wallets known to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Attack Impacts 1,000 Ships Worldwide

January 19, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

In a digital age when ships navigating the seas are as dependent on technology as they are on winds and tides, a cyberattack on a key software supplier can cripple a significant portion of the shipping industry. DNV, a Norwegian […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The Guardian Confirms Personal Information Compromised in Ransomware Attack

January 12, 2023

Via: Security Week

The company fell victim to the attack just days before Christmas, when it instructed staff to work from home, announcing network disruptions that mostly impacted the print newspaper. Right from the start, the Guardian said it suspected ransomware to have […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Delinea 2022 State of Ransomware Report Reveals That Attacks Are Down 61% From the Previous Year, and Ransom Payments Are Also on the Decline

January 10, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, today published its 2022 State of Ransomware Report which finds that things may be looking up in the fight against ransomware. Cyber-attacks using the popular compromising tactic […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Hit 200 US Gov, Education and Healthcare Organizations in 2022

January 6, 2023

Via: Security Week

At a US-led summit in 2021, roughly 30 nations vowed to intensify the battle against ransomware, but ransomware groups remain a constant threat to both public and private sectors in the US and abroad. Ransomware Resilience & Recovery SummitLast year, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Bitdefender released a free decryptor for the MegaCortex ransomware

January 6, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Antivirus firm Bitdefender released a decryptor for the MegaCortex ransomware, which can allow victims of the group to restore their data for free. The MegaCortex ransomware first appeared on the threat landscape in May 2019 when it was spotted by […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The FBI’s Perspective on Ransomware

January 4, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

In April 2021, Dutch supermarkets faced a food shortage. The cause wasn’t a drought or a sudden surge in the demand for avocados. Rather, the reason was a ransomware attack. In the past years, companies, universities, schools, medical facilities and […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

North Korean government hackers found using ransomware for the first time

December 28, 2022

Via: TechRadar

North Korean state-sponsored threat actors have been observed using ransomware against companies and organizations in neighboring South Korea for the first time, police have reported. According to the South China Morning Post, the South Korean National Police Agency said threat […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Hackers Steal Power Utility Customer Data

December 27, 2022

Via: DataBreach Today

A Chicago construction and engineering firm that designs power grids is telling consumers it detected “unauthorized activity” that resulted in the theft of names and Social Security numbers. According to a report by CNN, a memo distributed to members of […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Vice Society ransomware gang is using a custom locker

December 22, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

SentinelOne researchers discovered that the Vice Society ransomware gang has started using a custom ransomware that implements a robust encryption scheme, using NTRUEncrypt and ChaCha20-Poly1305 algorithms. Vice Society ransomware has been active since June 2021, it is considered by researchers […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware and wiper signed with stolen certificates

December 22, 2022

Via: Securelist

On July 17, 2022, Albanian news outlets reported a massive cyberattack that affected Albanian government e-services. A few weeks later, it was revealed that the cyberattacks were part of a coordinated effort likely intended to cripple the country’s computer systems. […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware Hackers Using New Way to Bypass MS Exchange ProxyNotShell Mitigations

December 21, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors affiliated with a ransomware strain known as Play are leveraging a never-before-seen exploit chain that bypasses blocking rules for ProxyNotShell flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to achieve remote code execution (RCE) through Outlook Web Access (OWA). “The new […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Agenda Ransomware Variant, Written in Rust, Aiming at Critical Infrastructure

December 19, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A Rust variant of a ransomware strain known as Agenda has been observed in the wild, making it the latest malware to adopt the cross-platform programming language after BlackCat, Hive, Luna, and RansomExx. Agenda, attributed to an operator named Qilin, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Python, JavaScript Developers Targeted With Fake Packages Delivering Ransomware

December 12, 2022

Via: Security Week

On Friday, the researchers warned that a threat actor was typosquatting popular PyPI packages to direct developers to malicious dependencies containing code to download payloads written in Golang (Go). The purpose of the attack is to infect victims with ransomware […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cuba Ransomware Extorted Over $60 Million in Ransom Fees from More than 100 Entities

December 2, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The threat actors behind Cuba (aka COLDDRAW) ransomware have received more than $60 million in ransom payments and compromised over 100 entities across the world as of August 2022. In a new advisory shared by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

This ransomware will steal your Discord account and encrypt all your files for good measure

November 21, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A new ransomware family has been detected targeting the cryptocurrency community. Cybersecurity researchers from Cyble recently discovered a strain they dubbed “AXLocker” which, aside from the usual encrypting of all files found on the endpoint, also ends up stealing Discord […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Microsoft Warns of Cybercrime Group Delivering Royal Ransomware, Other Malware

November 18, 2022

Via: Security Week

DEV-0569 has been relying on malicious ads (malvertising), blog comments, fake forum pages, and phishing links for the distribution of malware. Over the past few months, however, Microsoft noticed that the threat actor has started using contact forms to deliver […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Transportation sector targeted by both ransomware and APTs

November 18, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Trellix released The Threat Report: Fall 2022 from its Advanced Research Center, which analyzes cybersecurity trends from the third quarter (Q3) of 2022. The report includes evidence of malicious activity linked to ransomware and nation-state backed advanced persistent threat (APT) […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian hacktivists hit Ukrainian orgs with ransomware – but no ransom demands

November 14, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

The Ukrainian CERT (CERT-UA) has uncovered an attack campaign aimed at compromising Ukrainian organizations and irretrievably encrypting their files. To do that, they are leveraging a specific version of the Somnia ransomware that, “according to the attackers’ theoretical plan, does […]