Haron and BlackMatter are the latest groups to crash the ransomware party

July has so far ushered in at least two new ransomware groups. Or maybe they’re old ones undergoing a rebranding. Researchers are in the process of running down several different theories. Both groups say they are aiming for big-game targets, Read More …

Kaseya obtains universal decryptor for REvil ransomware victims

Kaseya received a universal decryptor that allows victims of the July 2nd REvil ransomware attack to recover their files for free. On July 2nd, the REvil ransomware operation launched a massive attack by exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the Kaseya Read More …

Ecuador’s state-run CNT telco hit by RansomEXX ransomware

Ecuador’s state-run Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicación (CNT) has suffered a ransomware attack that has disrupted business operations, the payment portal, and customer support. CNT is Ecuador’s state-run telecommunication carrier that offers fixed-line phone service, mobile, satellite TV, and internet connectivity. Read More …

SonicWall releases urgent notice about ‘imminent’ ransomware targeting firmware

Networking device maker SonicWall sent out an urgent notice to its customers about “an imminent ransomware campaign using stolen credentials” that is targeting Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running unpatched and end-of-life 8.x Read More …

INTERPOL – Immediate action required to avoid Ransomware pandemic

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has called for police agencies worldwide to form a global coalition with industry partners to prevent a potential ransomware pandemic. Speaking at the INTERPOL High-Level Forum on Ransomware (12 July), Secretary General Read More …

Kaseya claims SaaS restoration going swimmingly

Beleaguered IT management firm Kaseya says sixty per cent of its SaaS services have been successfully restored. An update to the firm’s advisory regarding the attack on its VSA product, time-stamped 10:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 11th, states: Read More …

Biden tells Putin the U.S. will take ‘any necessary action’ after latest ransomware attack

President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” to defend U.S. infrastructure, the White House said, after Russia-based hackers carried out the largest known ransomware attack to date. Biden has Read More …