This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 15:31:17 +0000

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. But the reality is most malicious software also has its share of security holes that open the door for security researchers or ne’er-do-wells to liberate or else seize control over already-hacked systems. Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals.

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Threat spotlight: The curious case of Ryuk ransomware

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:33:53 +0000

From comic book death god to ransomware baddie, Ryuk ransomware remains a mainstay when organizations find themselves in a crippling malware pinch. We look at Ryuk’s origins, attack methods, and how to protect against this ever-present threat.

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Labs quarterly report finds ransomware’s gone rampant against businesses

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

This quarter, we noticed one threat dominating the landscape so much it deserved its own hard look. Ransomware is back in a big way, targeting businesses with brute force.

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Threat Spotlight: Sodinokibi ransomware attempts to fill GandCrab void

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:58:26 +0000

There’s a new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) in town, and it can twist tongues for giggles as much as twist organizations’ arms for cash. Get to know the Sodinokibi ransomware, including how to protect against this fledgling threat.

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Is ‘REvil’ the New GandCrab Ransomware?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:58:30 +0000

The cybercriminals behind the GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) offering recently announced they were closing up shop and retiring after having allegedly earned more than $2 billion in extortion payments from victims. But a growing body of evidence suggests the GandCrab team have instead quietly regrouped behind a more exclusive and advanced ransomware program known variously as “REvil,” “Sodin,” and “Sodinokibi.”

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Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:16:11 +0000

For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “Robbinhood.” Media publications have cited sources saying the Robbinhood version that hit Baltimore city computers was powered by “Eternal Blue,” a hacking tool developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked online in 2017. But new analysis suggests that while Eternal Blue could have been used to spread the infection, the Robbinhood malware itself contains no traces of it.

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A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:09:55 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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