UK: Cybercriminals claim to have stolen data from Southern Water

Cybercriminals claim they have stolen data from a water company’s IT systems. Southern Water, which has hundreds of thousands of customers in Kent, says it has detected suspicious activity and launched an investigation led by cybersecurity experts. But it says Read More …

Clustering attacker behavior reveals hidden patterns

A collection of very specific behaviors, observed by Sophos X-Ops incident response analysts in the lead-up to four separate ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2023, indicates an unexpected connection between the attacks. In the parlance of the Managed Read More …

Capita IT breach gets worse as Black Basta claims it’s now selling off stolen data

Black Basta, the extortionists who claimed they were the ones who lately broke into Capita, have reportedly put up for sale sensitive details, including bank account information, addresses, and passport photos, stolen from the IT outsourcing giant. A spokesperson for Read More …

Black Basta ransomware gang linked to the FIN7 hacking group

Security researchers at Sentinel Labs have uncovered evidence that links the Black Basta ransomware gang to the financially motivated hacking group FIN7, also known as “Carbanak.” When analyzing tools used by the ransomware gang in attacks, the researchers found signs Read More …

Black Basta Ransomware Gang Infiltrates networks via QAKBOT, Brute Ratel, and Cobalt Strike

QAKBOT’s malware distribution resumed on September 8, 2022 following a brief hiatus, when our researchers spotted several distribution mechanisms on this date. The distribution methods observed included SmokeLoader (using the ‘snow0x’ distributor ID), Emotet (using the ‘azd‘ distributor id), and Read More …

Luna and Black Basta – new ransomware for Windows, Linux and ESXi

In Kaspersky crimeware reporting service, they analyze the latest crime-related trends we come across. If Kaspersky look back at what they covered last month, they will see that ransomware (surprise, surprise!) definitely stands out. In this blog post, Kaspersky researchers Read More …

Black Basta Ransomware Operators Expand Their Attack Arsenal With QakBot Trojan and PrintNightmare Exploit

Since it became operational in April, Black Basta has garnered notoriety for its recent attacks on 50 organizations around the world and its use of double extortion, a modern ransomware tactic in which attackers encrypt confidential data and threaten to Read More …