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US Government tells firms not to give in to ransomware demands

The US Government has underlined once again that it continues to strongly discourage organisations hit by ransomware from giving in to extortion demands.In an updated advisory, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has called upon businesses not to pay ransoms, and to focus on cybersecurity measures that can prevent or mi
Publish At:2021-09-23 12:28 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles cryptocurrency cybercrime OFAC ransomware

REVil ransomware devs added a backdoor to cheat affiliates

Cybercriminals are slowly realizing that the REvil ransomware operators may have been hijacking ransom negotiations, to cut affiliates out of payments.By using a cryptographic scheme that allowed them to decrypt any systems locked by REvil ransomware, the operators left their partners out of the deal and stole the entire ransom.Conversations about this pract
Publish At:2021-09-23 09:16 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

U.S. Issues Conti Alert as Second Farming Cooperative Hit by Ransomware

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, and the NSA have issued a joint alert to warn organizations about an increase in cyberattacks involving the Conti ransomware. The alert comes just as another major farming cooperative confirmed being hit by ransomware.The alert issued by the government agencies says Conti ransomware h
Publish At:2021-09-23 07:35 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Management Viru

US CISA, FBI, and NSA warn an escalation of Conti ransomware attacks

CISA, FBI, and the NSA warned today of an escalation of the attacks of the Conti ransomware gang targeting US organizations. CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) are warning of an increased number of Conti ransomware attacks against US organizations. @CISAgov and @FBI observed over 400 ransomware at
Publish At:2021-09-22 17:44 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security Cybercrime hacking news i

BlackMatter Ransomware Analysis; The Dark Side Returns

BlackMatter is a new ransomware threat discovered at the end of July 2021. This malware started with a strong group of attacks and some advertising from its developers that claims they take the best parts of other malware, such as GandCrab, LockBit and DarkSide, despite also saying they are a new group of developers. We at McAfee Enterprise Advanced Threat R
Publish At:2021-09-22 11:19 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:McAfee Enterprise ransomware

White House Blacklists Russian Ransomware Payment ‘Enabler’

The Biden administration sought Tuesday to choke the finances of criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say helped at least eight ransomware gangs launder virtual currency.The Treasury Department sanctions are aimed at kneecapping the economic infrastructure of a ransomware threat that
Publish At:2021-09-21 23:43 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcement Cybercrim

Decade-Old Adobe ColdFusion Vulnerabilities Exploited by Ransomware Gang

Two ColdFusion vulnerabilities patched by Adobe more than a decade ago have been exploited by threat actors in a recent attack, according to cybersecurity firm Sophos.Sophos recently investigated an attack where an unknown threat actor deployed the Cring ransomware on the systems of an unnamed services company. The attack started with the attacker scanning t
Publish At:2021-09-21 15:27 | Read:85 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities exploit ransomware

US sanctions cryptocurrency exchange used by ransomware gangs

The US Treasury Department announced the first-ever sanctions against a cryptocurrency exchange, the Russian-linked Suex, for facilitating ransom transactions for ransomware gangs and helping them evade sanctions.Suex is registered in the Czech Republic but has no physical presence there. Instead, it operates out of Moscow and St. Petersburg branch offi
Publish At:2021-09-21 13:12 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency ransomware

Ransomware Group Demands Millions From U.S. Farmer Cooperative

Cybercriminals are hoping to obtain millions of dollars from a major farmer cooperative in the United States after they breached its systems, encrypted files, and stole vast amounts of data.The attackers are a group that uses the BlackMatter ransomware and the victim is Fort Dodge, Iowa-based New Cooperative, which has 60 members and offers agronomy, grain,
Publish At:2021-09-21 07:35 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime ransomware

Marketron marketing services hit by Blackmatter ransomware

BlackMatter ransomware gang over the weekend hit Marketron, a business software solutions provider that serves more than 6,000 customers in the media industry.Marketron provides cloud-based revenue and traffic management tools for broadcast and media organizations. It specializes in revenue management and audience engagement, handling advertising revenu
Publish At:2021-09-21 05:20 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Black Matter gang demanded a $5.9M ransom to NEW Cooperative

U.S. The farmers cooperative NEW Cooperative was hit by Black Matter ransomware gang that is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. BlackMatter ransomware gang hit NEW Cooperative, a farmer’s feed and grain cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. The ransomware gang claims to have stolen 1,000 GB of data including the source code for the soi
Publish At:2021-09-21 04:58 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Black Matter Cybercrime Ha

US farmer cooperative hit by $5.9M BlackMatter ransomware attack

Source: newcoop.comU.S. farmers cooperative NEW Cooperative has suffered a BlackMatter ransomware attack demanding $5.9 million not to leak stolen data and provide a decryptor.NEW Cooperative is a farmer's feed and grain cooperative with over sixty locations throughout Iowa.In a weekend ransomware attack, the threat actors demand a 5.9 million dollar ransom,
Publish At:2021-09-20 17:08 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17The many tentacles of Magecart Group 8Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panicUpdate now! Google Chrome fixes two in-the-wild zero-daysParts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal dataPatch now! Print
Publish At:2021-09-20 07:24 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 0-day adselfservice plus avoid US sanctio

Everything You Need to Know about Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercises

Cybersecurity has become a critical concern in every business sector nowadays due to organizations’ growing dependency on technologies. Research by Immersive Lab reported that in 2019 there were more than 20,000 new vulnerabilities. Not only that, TechRepublic reported that global companies experienced a 148% spike in ransomware attacks after COVID-19 hit th
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The Digital Pandemic – Ransomware

In 2021, there are two words that can send a cold chill down the spine of any Cybersecurity professional and business leader; Phishing and Ransomware.Research carried out by the Data Analytics and training company CybSafe, identified that 22% of all cyber incidents reported in the first quarter of 2021 were ransomware attacks. According to the figures obtain
Publish At:2021-09-20 00:40 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Cyberattacks malware mitigat

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