Russian-language cybercriminal forum ‘XSS’ bans DarkSide and other ransomware groups

Cybersecurity researchers with Flashpoint, Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team and other firms have confirmed that XSS, a popular cybercriminal forum, has outright banned ransomware sales, ransomware rental, and ransomware affiliate programs on their platform, according to a announcement released in Read More …

SunCrypt Ransomware sheds light on the Maze ransomware cartel

A ransomware named SunCrypt has joined the ‘Maze cartel,’ and with their membership, we get insight into how these groups are working together. In June, we broke the story that the Maze threat actors created a cartel of ransomware operations Read More …

Maze Ransomware adds Ragnar Locker to its extortion cartel

A second ransomware gang has partnered with Maze Ransomware to use their data leak platform to extort victims whose unencrypted files were stolen. Before encrypting a victim’s network, most network-targeting ransomware operations will steal a victim’s unencrypted files. These files are Read More …