Threat spotlight: WastedLocker, customized ransomware

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:10:37 +0000

WastedLocker ransomware, attributed to the Russian Evil Corp gang, is such a targeted threat, you might call it a custom-built ransomware family.

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Search hijackers change Chrome policy to remote administration

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 15:30:00 +0000

Search hijackers are always looking for ways to get and stay installed. Here is one that changed a Chrome policy and set it to remote administration.

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Maze: the ransomware that introduced an extra twist

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Maze ransomware attacks featured the first group of cyber-criminals to add the threat of publishing exfiltrated data to the ransomware business model

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Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:09:03 +0000

RobbinHood a is a ransomware family that specifically targets organizations using a vulnerable kernel driver to prepare systems for encryption. Learn how to protect against it.

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Business in the front, party in the back: backdoors in elastic servers expose private data

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:58:47 +0000

It’s all too easy to discover data leaks online, especially in cloud services. We take a look at misconfigurations in elastic servers that lead to exposed data on the Internet.

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:04:44 +0000

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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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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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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