Who Wrote the ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Strain?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:18:36 +0000

In December 2021, researchers discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service named ALPHV (a.k.a. “BlackCat”), considered to be the first professional cybercrime group to create and use a ransomware strain in the Rust programming language. In this post, we’ll explore some of the clues left behind by the developer who was reputedly hired to code the ransomware variant.

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Bot Roundup: Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:10:52 +0000

It’s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we’ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity. In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown there in 2016. Separately, a case that was hailed as a test of whether programmers can be held accountable for how customers use their product turned out poorly for 27-year-old programmer Taylor Huddleston, who was sentenced to almost three years in prison for making and marketing a complex spyware program.

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FBI: Extortion, CEO Fraud Among Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:09:22 +0000

Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cybercrimes today, but the total financial losses tied to each crime type also underscore how infrequently victims actually report such crimes to law enforcement.

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New Mac Malware-as-a-Service offerings

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:00:01 +0000

A couple weeks ago, two new Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) offerings for the Mac became available. We take a closer look at these two offerings – a backdoor named MacSpy and a ransomware app named MacRansom.



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