RegretLocker, new ransomware, can encrypt Windows virtual hard disks

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:20:42 +0000

Cybersecurity researchers discovered a new ransomware called RegretLocker that can quickly encrypt virtual had disks on Windows machines.

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Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:58:55 +0000

In March 2020, KrebsOnSecurity alerted Swedish security giant Gunnebo Group that hackers had broken into its network and sold the access to a criminal group which specializes in deploying ransomware. In August, Gunnebo said it had successfully thwarted a ransomware attack, but this week it emerged that the intruders stole and published online tens of thousands of sensitive documents — including schematics of client bank vaults and surveillance systems. The Gunnebo Group is a Swedish multinational company that provides physical security to a variety of clients globally, including banks, government agencies, airports, casinos, jewelry stores, tax agencies and even nuclear power plants. The company has operations in 25 countries, more than 4,000 employees, and billions in revenue annually.

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A week in security (June 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:25:48 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 22 – 28, inlcuding a zero day guide, tax season tips, and web skimmers using image files.

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Sodinokibi ransomware gang auctions off stolen data

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:30:22 +0000

The Sodinokibi ransomware operators have opened an auction site to sell the stolen data of their victims to the highest bidder.

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REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:04:44 +0000

The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software. The move marks an escalation in tactics aimed at coercing victims to pay up — and publicly shaming those don’t. But it may also signal that ransomware purveyors are searching for new ways to profit from their crimes as victim businesses struggle just to keep the lights on during the unprecedented economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:00:13 +0000

Microsoft identified several dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances. We sent these hospitals a first-of-its-kind notification with important info about the vulnerabilities, how attackers can take advantage of them, and a strong recommendation to apply security updates.

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