Russian businesses targeted by novel ransomware gang

Attacks with a Conti ransomware code-based backdoor have been deployed by the new Muliaka ransomware operation against businesses across Russia since at least December, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Windows systems and VMware Read More …

UK cracks down on ransomware actors

seven Russian nationals have assets frozen and travel bans imposed ransomware is a tier 1 national security threat, with attacks against businesses and public sector organisations increasingly common. Recent victims include UK schools, local authorities and firms – whilst internationally Read More …

New Mimic Ransomware Abuses Everything APIs for its Encryption Process

Trend Micro researchers discovered a new ransomware that abuses the APIs of a legitimate tool called Everything, a Windows filename search engine developed by Voidtools that offers quick searching and real-time updates for minimal resource usage. This ransomware (which Trend Read More …

Bumblebee: New Loader Rapidly Assuming Central Position in Cyber-crime Ecosystem

Bumblebee, a recently developed malware loader, has quickly become a key component in a wide range of cyber-crime attacks and appears to have replaced a number of older loaders, which suggests that it is the work of established actors and Read More …

Conti vs. LockBit: A Comparative Analysis of Ransomware Groups

Trend Micro has been monitoring the leak sites of multiple ransomware groups since November 2019 and continuously looking at the number and composition of organizations that have been victimized and whose information has been publicized by these groups. As a Read More …