Hospital ransomware: Gangs are back to target healthcare

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:50:03 +0000

With some countries and states heading back in to lockdown due to rising rates of COVID-19 infections, it seems horrible timing that hospital ransomware is back in the news.

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New Emotet delivery method spotted during downward detection trend

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:29:47 +0000

Emotet got a superficial facelift this week, hiding itself within a fake request asking users to update Microsoft Word to take advantage of new features.

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Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 04:47:09 +0000

A week ago, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that someone was attempting to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, a malware crime machine that has infected millions of computers and is often used to spread ransomware. A new report Friday says the coordinated attack was part of an operation carried out by the U.S. military’s Cyber Command.

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Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:20:26 +0000

Over the past 10 days, someone has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, an enormous collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows PCs that are constantly being harvested for financial data and are often used as the entry point for deploying ransomware within compromised organizations.

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Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:00:02 +0000

Our threat intelligence shows that COVID-19 themed threats are retreads of existing attacks that have been slightly altered to tie to the pandemic. We’re seeing a changing of lures, not a surge in attacks. These attacks are settling into the normal ebb and flow of the threat environment.

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A week in security (March 16 – 22)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:44:58 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including COVID-19-themed threats, child identity theft, and securely working from home.

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Human-operated ransomware attacks: A preventable disaster

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:00:31 +0000

In human-operated ransomware attacks, adversaries exhibit extensive knowledge of systems administration and common network security misconfigurations, perform thorough reconnaissance, and adapt to what they discover in a compromised network.

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