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Cyber-crime, Malware

Emotet Botnet Started Distributing Quantum and BlackCat Ransomware

September 19, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The Emotet malware is now being leveraged by ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) groups, including Quantum and BlackCat, after Conti’s official retirement from the threat landscape this year. Emotet started off as a banking trojan in 2014, but updates added to it over […]


Network security, Security

A huge number of Windows servers are lacking proper security protection

September 16, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Roughly one in every five Windows servers(opens in new tab) is missing endpoint protection, meaning organizations of all sizes are risking various cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware. A report from Sevco Security, which analyzed data coming in from more than 500,000 […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

BrandPost: How to Stop Ransomware

September 13, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Security Service Edge (SSE) is a relatively new category. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either a consolidation of three existing security categories — Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA), and Cloud Access Security Broker […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Spyware, Ransomware, Cryptojacking Malware Increasingly Detected on ICS Devices

September 13, 2022

Via: Security Week

The data comes from ICS-related Windows devices protected by Kaspersky products, including HMIs, SCADA systems, historians, data gateways, engineering workstations, computers used for the administration of industrial networks, and devices used to develop software for industrial systems. In the first […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Another Ransomware For Linux Likely In Development

September 2, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The Uptycs Threat Research team recently observed an Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) ransomware which encrypts the files inside Linux systems based on the given folder path. We observed that the dropped README note matches exactly with the DarkAngels ransomware […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers Detail Emerging Cross-Platform BianLian Ransomware Attacks

September 1, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The operators of the emerging cross-platform BianLian ransomware have increased their command-and-control (C2) infrastructure this month, a development that alludes to an increase in the group’s operational tempo. BianLian, written in the Go programming language, was first discovered in mid-July […]


Email security, Security

Business Email Compromise: Secret Service on How to Respond

August 31, 2022

Via: DataBreach Today

Ransomware gets the headlines, and phishing sets off the most alerts, but business email compromise costs enterprises the most – more than $43 billion since 2016. U.S. Secret Service agents Stephen Dougherty and Michael Johns discuss the criticality of rapid […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cybercriminals Apparently Involved in Russia-Linked Attack on Montenegro Government

August 31, 2022

Via: Security Week

The country’s Agency for National Security announced last week that government servers had been targeted in an ongoing attack that was described as massive and coordinated. The attack targeted government systems and other critical infrastructure, and managed to cause some […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware gangs’ favorite targets

August 31, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

A closer look at ransomware attack patterns For the 106 highly publicized attacks our researchers analyzed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), municipalities (12%), healthcare (12%), infrastructure (8%), and financial (6%): The number of ransomware attacks […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Attackers changing targets from large hospitals to specialty clinics

August 29, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Critical Insight announced the release of the firm’s H1 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report, which analyzes ​​breach data reported to the United States Department of Health and Human Services by healthcare organizations. With the healthcare industry continuing to be a […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Agenda Ransomware appears in the threat landscape

August 28, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

Trend Micro researchers recently discovered a new piece of targeted ransomware, tracked as Agenda, that was written in the Go programming language. The ransomware was employed in a targeted attack against one of the company’s customers. The investigation into the […]


Access control, Security

Avast Ransomware Shield for businesses prevents unauthorised access

August 25, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Avast has launched a Ransomware Shield for businesses, offering organizations an extra layer of protection against ransomware attacks. This will ensure businesses can secure their files and customer data, with proactive protection which prevents unauthorized access. The new feature is […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Ransomware dominates the threat landscape

August 25, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Acronis researchers have concluded that ransomware continues to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations. Nearly half of all reported breaches during the first half of 2022 involved stolen credentials, which enable phishing and […]


Email security, Security

Why business email compromise still tops ransomware for total losses

August 24, 2022

Via: CSO Online

While businesses are busy trying to protect themselves against ransomware attacks that spark headlines news, threat actors are sticking to one of the oldest and most effective hacking techniques—business email compromise (BEC). Enterprise security has skewed toward ransomware in recent […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New ransomware HavanaCrypt poses as Google software update

August 24, 2022

Via: CSO Online

A new strain of ransomware has been making victims for the past two months, masquerading as a Google software update application and reusing an open-source password management library for encryption. Dubbed HavanaCrypt by researchers from Cybereason, the new ransomware program […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Organizations would like the government to help with ransomware demand costs

August 12, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Businesses are increasingly concerned about how they will meet ransomware demands. Only 19 percent of those surveyed have ransomware coverage limits above $600,000, while over half (59 percent) hoped the government would cover damages when future attacks are linked to […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Cisco has been hacked by a ransomware gang

August 11, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

U.S. networking giant Cisco Systems has been hacked, the company confirmed on Wednesday, after Yanluowang ransomware operators claimed the attack on their leak site. But according to Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence team, the breach resulted in the exfiltraton of inconsequential […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Experts Uncover Details on Maui Ransomware Attack by North Korean Hackers

August 10, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The first ever incident possibly involving the ransomware family known as Maui occurred on April 15, 2021, aimed at an unnamed Japanese housing company. The disclosure from Kaspersky arrives a month after U.S. cybersecurity and intelligence agencies issued an advisory […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Three ransomware gangs consecutively attacked the same network

August 9, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network, according to Sophos. The first two attacks took place within two hours, and the third attack took place two weeks later. Each ransomware gang left its own […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware gangs are hitting roadblocks, but aren’t stopping (yet)

August 1, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware attacks are in decline, according to reports by several cybersecurity companies. Why is that? More effort for less pay In its mid-year 2022 Cyber Threat Report, SonicWall notes that there has been a global 23% drop in ransomware, “as […]