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Attackers are mailing USB sticks to drop ransomware on victims’ computers

Physical objects as security threats are in the news at the moment. The oft-touched upon tale of rogue USB sticks is a common one. Being wary of random devices found on the floor, or handed out at events is a smart move. You simply don’t know what’s lurking, and it’s hard to find out safely without the right tools available. Even then, something can slip by
Publish At:2022-01-11 08:50 | Read:2541 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime attack Colonial Pipeline attack fbi malware ranso

Ransom Disclosure Act would mandate ransomware payment reporting

In an effort to better understand and clamp down on the ransomware economy and its related use of cryptocurrencies, US Senator and past presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and US House Representative Deborah Ross introduced a new bill last week that would require companies and organizations to report any paid ransomware demands to the Secretary of the Depa
Publish At:2021-10-12 18:06 | Read:4081 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Clop colonial pipeline Colonial Pipeline attack D

A week in security (May 31 – June 6)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at an interesting trend in facial recognition technology—hint: it’s a slow fade, the latest ransomware attacks on JBS and Steamship Authority, Cobalt Strike, a Coronavirus phishing campaign, WhatsApp’s decision to not limit app functionalities for non-compliant users after all, and a cyber threat report compile
Publish At:2021-06-07 08:34 | Read:1743 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security cobalt strike colonial pipeline Colonial

Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure

Following a devastating cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the Transportation Security Administration—which sits within the government’s Department of Homeland Security—will issue its first-ever cybersecurity directive for pipeline companies in the United States, according to exclusive reporting from The Washington Post. The directives are expected to
Publish At:2021-05-25 18:27 | Read:1481 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Ransomware colonial pipeline Colonial Pipeline at

Threat spotlight: DarkSide, the ransomware used in the Colonial Pipeline attack

Late last week, the business network systems of Colonial Pipeline, the biggest supplier of fuels on the East Coast of the United States, were compromised due to a ransomware attack, forcing the company to temporarily shut down its operations while investigations are underway. Monday morning, Pacific time, the FBI confirmed that the ransomware culprit is D
Publish At:2021-05-12 13:54 | Read:1464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware adversary profile colonial pipeline Colonial Pipe

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