At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:41:34 +0000

The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for “REvil,” a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said the actions were taken in response to a request from U.S. officials, but many experts believe the crackdown is part of an effort to reduce tensions over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to station 100,000 troops along the nation’s border with Ukraine.

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Who is the Network Access Broker ‘Wazawaka?’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 05:17:31 +0000

In a great many ransomware attacks, the criminals who pillage the victim’s network are not the same crooks who gained the initial access to the victim organization. More commonly, the infected PC or stolen VPN credentials the gang used to break in were purchased from a cybercriminal middleman known as an initial access broker. This post examines some of the clues left behind by Wazawaka, the handle chosen by a major access broker in the Russian-speaking cybercrime scene.

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The three most significant cyberattacks of 2021

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:12:00 +0000

Three attacks in 2021 changed the way we think about ransomware.

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The three most significant cyberattacks of 2021?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:12:00 +0000

Three attacks in 2021 changed the way we think about ransomware.

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Wanted! US offers $10m bounty for ransomware kingpins

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:29:14 +0000

The US State Department is offering a massive $10 million reward if you can identify DarkSide operators.

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BlackMatter ransomware group announces shutdown. But for how long?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:34:33 +0000

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has announced they are going to shut down their operation, citing pressure from local authorities.. Will they come back? Probably!

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The Top 10 Ways Ransomware Operators Ramp Up the Pressure to Pay

Credit to Author: Tilly Travers| Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 11:30:47 +0000

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Protect yourself from BlackMatter ransomware: Advice issued

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:33:10 +0000

Due to an increased activity of the BlackMatter ransomware group against US-based entities, the FBI, CISA, and NSA offer advice to better protect against these attacks.

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