Conti Ransomware Gang: An Overview

Conti ransomware stands out as one of the most ruthless of the dozens of ransomware gangs that we follow. The group has spent more than a year attacking organizations where IT outages can have life-threatening consequences: hospitals, 911 dispatch carriers, Read More …

Irish Health Service ransomware attack happened after one staffer opened malware-ridden email

Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) was almost paralysed by ransomware after a single user opened a malicious file attached to a phishing email, a consultancy’s damning report has revealed. Issued today, the report from PWC (formerly known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) said Read More …

Case Study: From BazarLoader to Network Reconnaissance

BazarLoader is Windows-based malware spread through various methods involving email. These infections provide backdoor access that criminals use to determine whether the host is part of an Active Directory (AD) environment. If so, criminals deploy Cobalt Strike and perform reconnaissance Read More …

TrickBot Gang Enters Cybercrime Elite with Fresh Affiliates

The cybercriminals behind the infamous TrickBot trojan have signed two additional distribution affiliates, dubbed Hive0106 (aka TA551) and Hive0107 by IBM X-Force. The result? Escalating ransomware hits on corporations, especially using the Conti ransomware. The development also speaks to the Read More …

Ransomware in the Commonwealth of Independent States

These days, when speaking of cyberthreats, most people have in mind ransomware, specifically cryptomalware. In 2020–2021, with the outbreak of the pandemic and the emergence of several major cybercriminal groups (Maze, REvil, Conti, DarkSide, Avaddon), an entire criminal ecosystem took Read More …

CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory To Help Organizations Reduce Risk Of Attack

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps Read More …