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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack

The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.Software AG, Germany's second-largest software company (after SAP) continues to struggle with a ransomware attack that has evolved into an extortion bid carrying a $20 million payoff demand.Related Content: New Campaign Combines Extortion, DDoS 2020 State of Cybersecurity Ope
Publish At:2020-10-12 18:00 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

Microsoft Disrupts Botnet Installing Ransomware

Technology giant Microsoft has used a court order to disrupt one of the world's most notorious botnets.Trickbot has infected over a million computing devices around the world since late 2016 and is a prolific distributor of ransomware. In a statement released today, Microsoft's corporate vice president of customer security and trust, T
Publish At:2020-10-12 16:07 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware botnet

Ransomware Tops 2020 Threat Rankings

Ransomware was the most observed threat in 2020, according to a global corporate investigations and risk consulting firm based in New York City.Kroll's proprietary data on cyber incident response cases shows that ransomware attacks accounted for over one-third of all cases as of September 1, 2020. While this particular form of malware has struck org
Publish At:2020-10-12 16:07 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

BazarLoader used to deploy Ryuk ransomware on high-value targets

The TrickBot gang operators are increasingly targeting high-value targets with the new stealthy BazarLoader trojan before deploying the Ryuk ransomware.For years, the TrickBot gang has been using their trojan to compromise enterprise networks by downloading different software modules used for specific behavior such as stealing passwords, spreading to other m
Publish At:2020-10-12 14:54 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

Microsoft Corp. has executed a coordinated legal sneak attack in a bid to disrupt the malware-as-a-service botnet Trickbot, a global menace that has infected millions of computers and is used to spread ransomware. A court in Virginia granted Microsoft control over many Internet servers Trickbot uses to plunder infected systems, based on novel claims that the
Publish At:2020-10-12 12:35 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm botnet

Carnival Corp. Confirms Personal Information Compromised in Ransomware Incident

Leisure travel company Carnival Corporation last week confirmed that personal information pertaining to guests, employees, and crew was compromised in an August 2020 ransomware attack.Carnival, which owns 10 global cruise line brands and a tour company, employs more than 120,000 people and has a fleet of 102 ships. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which force
Publish At:2020-10-12 09:22 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

Enterprise Solutions Provider 'Software AG' Hit by Clop Ransomware

German enterprise solutions giant Software AG revealed last week that it had been targeted by cybercriminals with the Clop ransomware.Software AG operates across more than 70 countries around the world and it has over 5,000 employees. It claims that its solutions are used by more than 10,000 of the world’s biggest brands.The company disclosed the incident on
Publish At:2020-10-12 05:28 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

Underestimating the FONIX – Ransomware as a Service could be an error

FONIX is a new Ransomware as a Service available in the threat landscape that was analyzed by SentinelLabs researchers. FONIX is a relatively new Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) analyzed by researchers from Sentinel Labs, its operators were previously specialized in the developers of binary crypters/packers. The actors behind FONIX RaaS advertised seve
Publish At:2020-10-11 15:11 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware FONIX RaaS Hacking informa

Tyler Technologies finally paid the ransom to receive the decryption key

Tyler Technologies has finally decided to paid a ransom to obtain a decryption key and recover files encrypted in a recent ransomware attack. Tyler Technologies, Inc. is the largest provider of software to the United States public sector. At the end of September, the company disclosed a ransomware attack and its customers reported finding suspicious login
Publish At:2020-10-11 07:23 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Hacking hacking news infor

Security Affairs newsletter Round 285

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. HP Device Manager flaws expose Windows systems to hackVisa shares details for two attacks on North American hospitality merchantsAustralian social news platform leaks 80,000 user recordsExperts warn of f
Publish At:2020-10-11 07:23 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News APT Hacking hacking news information security

Tyler Technologies paid ransomware gang for decryption key

Tyler Technologies has paid a ransom for a decryption key to recover files encrypted in a recent ransomware attack.Tyler Technologies states that they are the largest software company in North America devoted to the public sector, with over $1.2 billion in revenue for 2020 and 5,500 employees.A RansomExx ransomware strikeOn September 23rd, Tyler Technologies
Publish At:2020-10-10 12:12 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Carnival confirms data breach as a result of the August ransomware attack

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line operator, has confirmed a data breach as a result of the august ransomware attack. Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line operator, has confirmed a data breach as a result of the ransomware attack that took place in August. Ransomware operators have stolen the personal inform
Publish At:2020-10-10 11:53 | Read:208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Malware Carnival data

Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

A week ago, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that someone was attempting to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, a malware crime machine that has infected millions of computers and is often used to spread ransomware. A new report Friday says the coordinated attack was part of an operation carried out by the U.S. military’s Cyber Command. Image: Shuttstock. On Oc
Publish At:2020-10-10 02:05 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Ransomware alex holden Hold Security nati

Largest cruise line operator Carnival confirms ransomware data theft

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise line operator, has confirmed that the personal information of customers, employees, and ship crews was stolen during an August ransomware attack.Carnival is included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices and it has more than 150,000 employees from roughly 150 countries and over 13 million guest
Publish At:2020-10-09 20:25 | Read:291 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

The Week in Ransomware - October 9th 2020 - Giant ransoms

Ransomware continues to run rampant this week, with well-known organizations getting hit with massive ransomware attacks.The biggest news this week is the Clop ransomware attack against Software AG, where the attackers are demanding a $23 million ransom.This week, we also learned that a New Jersey hospital paid a 670K ransom and that the Sprin
Publish At:2020-10-09 20:25 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware


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