Trickbot cybercrime group linked to new Diavol ransomware

FortiGuard Labs security researchers have linked a new ransomware strain dubbed Diavol to Wizard Spider, the cybercrime group behind the Trickbot botnet. Diavol and Conti ransomware payloads were deployed on different systems in a ransomware attack blocked by the company’s Read More …

Ireland: ‘Wizard Spider’ cybercrime gang claim Health Service Executive attack

Hackers known as Wizard Spider are spinning a web of chaos since it launched a ransomware attack on the Health Service Executive last week. The Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for the most serious ever cyberattack on Ireland’s critical infrastructure. Read More …

Wizard Spider Upgrades Ryuk Ransomware to Reach Deep into LANs

The Ryuk ransomware has added two features to enhance its effectiveness: The ability to target systems that are in “standby” or sleep mode; and the use of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) pinging to find drives on a company’s LAN. Both Read More …