REvil ransomware deposits $1 million in hacker recruitment drive

The REvil Ransomware (Sodinokibi) operation has deposited $1 million in bitcoins on a Russian-speaking hacker forum to prove to potential affiliates that they mean business. Many ransomware operations are conducted as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), where developers are in charge of Read More …

Ransomware gang targets Russian businesses in rare coordinated attacks

Security firm Group-IB says it identified a new cybercrime group that, for the past six months, has repeatedly and intentionally targeted Russian businesses with malware and ransomware attacks. Named OldGremlin, Group-IB says the hackers are behind targeted attacks with a Read More …

AgeLocker ransomware targets QNAP NAS devices, steals data

QNAP NAS devices are being targeted in attacks by the AgeLocker ransomware, which encrypts the device’s data, and in some cases, steal files from the victim. AgeLocker is ransomware that utilizes an encryption algorithm called Age (Actually Good Encryption) designed Read More …

Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital in Germany

A woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after a ransomware attack crippled a nearby hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, and forced her to obtain services from a more distant facility, it was widely reported on Thursday. German authorities Read More …

Maze ransomware now encrypts via virtual machines to evade detection

The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a tactic previously used by the Ragnar Locker gang; to encrypt a computer from within a virtual machine. In May, we previously reported that Ragnar Locker was seen encrypting files through VirtualBox Windows XP Read More …

Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks

British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a Read More …

Boosting Impact for Profit: Evolving Ransomware Techniques for Targeted Attacks

While more enterprises have adjusted to the new normal, so have cybercriminals who take advantage of the ever-changing work, home, and security landscape. As described in our 2020 Midyear Roundup, the numbers pertaining to ransomware no longer tell the story Read More …