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Ryuk ransomware operation updates hacking techniques

Recent attacks from Ryuk ransomware operators show that the actors have a new preference when it comes to gaining initial access to the victim network.The trend observed in attacks this year reveals a predilection towards targeting hosts with remote desktop connections exposed on the public internet.Furthermore, using targeted phishing emails to deliver the
Publish At:2021-04-17 12:34 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware hack

The Week in Ransomware - April 16th 2021 - The Houston Rockets

It has been a pretty quiet week with only a few large attacks disclosed and only a few new ransomware variants released.The highest-profile attack this week is the NBA's Houston Rockets who were transparent about their ransomware attack. Strangely, Babuk Locker who had begun leaking their data has suddenly taken the data leak from their site.Another large at
Publish At:2021-04-16 20:54 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

How the Kremlin Provides a Safe Harbor for Ransomware

A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it.One big reason: Ransomware rackets are dominated by Russian-speaking cybercriminals who are shielded — and sometimes emplo
Publish At:2021-04-16 11:25 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime ransomware

Ransomware Attacks in 2021: Information Meets Emotion

“If you want to go quickly, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”  This African proverb opens the Sophos 2021 Threat Report, and in view of recent cybersecurity events, its meaning is very important when it comes to defending against ransomware attacks. As threat actors work together to provide ransomware-as-a-service, defender
Publish At:2021-04-16 08:36 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Security Services Advanced Attacks Data Prot

Capcom Says Older VPN Device at Heart of Ransomware Attack

Japanese video game giant Capcom revealed on Tuesday that, as part of the November 2020 ransomware attack, adversaries targeted an older backup VPN device for initial access.Known for multi-million-selling game franchises, including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Ace Attorney, and Devil May Cry, Capcom has offices across Asia, Europe, and North America. In N
Publish At:2021-04-14 12:25 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

Ransomware disrupts food supply chain, Exchange exploitation suspected

When malware found its way into the network of Bakker Logistiek, a company specializing in the transport and warehousing of food and other products, on the night of 4 to 5 April, its IT systems ground to a halt. And, along with them, the reception of orders from clients, and the delivery of goods to branches of Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in
Publish At:2021-04-14 08:19 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Ransomware Albert Heijn Bakker Logistiek Black Kin

Capcom: Ransomware gang used old VPN device to breach the network

Capcom has released a fianl update about the ransomware attack it suffered last year, detailing how the hackers gained access to the network, compromised devices, and stole personal information belonging to thousands of individuals.In early November 2020, Ragnar Locker ransomware hit the Japanese game developer and publisher, forcing Capcom to shut down port
Publish At:2021-04-13 22:24 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

We Finally Got Businesses to Talk About Their Run-ins With Ransomware. Here’s What They Said.

“It is a nightmare. Do all you can to prevent ransomware.” – A survey respondent Many businesses are hesitant to talk about their experiences with ransomware. It can be uncomfortable to cop being hit. Whether it’s shame at not doing more to prevent it, the risk of additional bad publicity from discussing it or some other reason, companies tend to be
Publish At:2021-04-13 19:55 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs Threat Lab ransomware

Breaches Detected Faster, But Ransomware Surge a Major Factor: FireEye

Data from FireEye’s Mandiant incident response division shows that the time it takes organizations to detect a malicious hacker attack continues to drop, but it’s not only due to better threat detection capabilities. According to Mandiant, the surge in ransomware attacks, which are meant to be noisy and detected, is partially the reason for shorter dwel
Publish At:2021-04-13 16:50 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Cybercrime ransomware

Why SMBs are Under Attack by Ransomware

Ransomware attacks generate big headlines when the targets are government entities, universities and healthcare organizations. But there’s one increasingly frequent target of ransomware attacks that tends to slip under the radar. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have become bigger financial targets for hackers. As Webroot Senior Threat Researcher Kelvin M
Publish At:2021-04-13 16:00 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs ransomware

Food Shortages at Dutch Supermarkets After Ransomware Outage

There were empty shelves at branches of the Netherlands’ largest supermarket chain recently after a ransomware attack on a key logistics supplier.With over 1000 locations around the country, Albert Heijn is an industry giant. Yet the supermarket firm suffered major food shortages after the cyber-attack on key supplier Bakker Logistiek, according t
Publish At:2021-04-13 07:57 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Dutch supermarkets run out of cheese after ransomware attack

A ransomware attack against conditioned warehousing and transportation provider Bakker Logistiek has caused a cheese shortage in Dutch supermarkets.Bakker Logistiek is one of the largest logistics services providers in the Netherlands, offering air-conditioned warehousing and food transportation for Dutch supermarkets.Last week, Bakker Logistiek&nb
Publish At:2021-04-12 15:04 | Read:85 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

Many of us who read the news daily encounter a regular drum beat of ransomware stories that are both worrying and heartbreaking. And what many of us don’t realize is that they are often interconnected. Some of the gangs behind the ransomware campaigns that we read about have established a relationship among each other that can be described as “being in leagu
Publish At:2021-04-12 09:19 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Analysis of the World's First Ransomware Car

The Week in Ransomware - April 9th 2021 - Massive ransom demands

Ransomware attacks continue over the past two weeks with a continuation of the massive initial ransom demands we have seen recently.Over the past two weeks, we have learned of attacks against Asteelflash, the Broward County Public Schools, Applus Technologies, Pierre Fabre, and Harris Federation, with many of the attack's initial ran
Publish At:2021-04-09 20:30 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Leading cosmetics group Pierre Fabre hit with $25 million ransomware attack

Leading French pharmaceutical group Pierre Fabre suffered a REvil ransomware attack where the threat actors initially demanded a $25 million ransom, BleepingComputer learned today.Pierre Fabre is the second largest pharmaceutical group in France and the second largest dermo-cosmetics laboratory globally. With over 10,000 worldwide, Pierre Fabre developers a
Publish At:2021-04-09 16:36 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware