Lockbit wins ransomware speed test, encrypts 25,000 files per minute

Ransomware moves more quickly than most organizations can respond. Though knowing they have a specific limited window should help inform where to put their defenses, according to security data shop Splunk. The vendor’s research team Surge today published research on Read More …

Indicators of Compromise Associated with LockBit 2.0 Ransomware

LockBit 2.0 operates as an affiliate-based Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) and employs a wide variety of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), creating significant challenges for defense and mitigation. LockBit 2.0 ransomware compromises victim networks through a variety of techniques, including, but not Read More …

LockBit gang claims it stole data from French Ministry of Justice

The French government is investigating claims from the LockBit ransomware gang that data was stolen from the Ministry of Justice. “The French Ministry of Justice is aware of the alert and has immediately taken actions to proceed to the needed Read More …

Analysis and Impact of LockBit Ransomware’s First Linux and VMware ESXi Variant

While monitoring of the LockBit ransomware’s intrusion set, Trend Micro researchers found an announcement for LockBit Linux-ESXi Locker version 1.0 on October 2021 in the underground forum “RAMP,” where potential affiliates can find it. This signifies the LockBit ransomware group’s Read More …

BlackMatter ransomware gang says it’s disbanding – again – after Ukraine arrests

A member of the BlackMatter (aka Darkside) ransomware gang has publicly claimed the extortionists are shutting down, causing much excitement within the infosec world. A Russian-language message reportedly posted on a forum used by ransomware criminals is said to have Read More …

Bangkok Airways apologizes for passport info breach as LockBit ransomware group threatens data leak

Bangkok Airways has apologized for a data breach involving passport information and other personal data in a statement to customers. The company said that it discovered a “cybersecurity attack which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to its information system” Read More …

Australian govt warns of escalating LockBit ransomware attacks

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns of an increase of LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks against Australian organizations starting July 2021. “ACSC has observed an increase in reporting of LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia,” Australia’s cybersecurity agency said in Read More …