REvil ransomware gang busted by Russian Federal Security Service

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:20:47 +0000

Russia’s Federal Security Service raided the homes of 14 suspected members of the REvil ransomware gang and arrested 8 of them.

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A week in security (January 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:39:43 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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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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Ransomware cyberattack forces New Mexico jail to lock down

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:49:02 +0000

A ransomware attack in New Mexico shut down Internet-facing systems for one detention center, which could spell legal trouble for the jail.

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Ransomware targets Edge users

Credit to Author: Mark Stockley| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:20:15 +0000

The Magnitude exploit kit is trying to trick users into downloading ransomware disguised as a Microsoft Edge update.

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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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Night Sky: the new corporate ransomware demanding a sky high ransom

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:52:11 +0000

Night Sky is a fairly new ransomware strain that organizations must keep an eye out for.

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Attackers are mailing USB sticks to drop ransomware on victims’ computers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:43:26 +0000

We look at an FBI alert warning businesses to be wary of too-good-to-be-true USB sticks sent their way, bundled with malware.

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