BlackMatter, a new ransomware group, claims link to DarkSide, REvil

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:08:21 +0000

BlackMatter is only one of a handful of new ransomware variants that started its operations not long ago.

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A week in security (June 14 – June 20)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:02:35 +0000

A roundup of the most interesting events and happenings in the realm of infosec, from the week June 14 to June 20.

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Another one bites the dust: Avaddon ransomware group shuts down operation

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:51:41 +0000

The gang behind Avaddon has shut down its operations after releasing more than 2,000 decryption keys to BleepingComputer.

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Phorpiex morphs: How a longstanding botnet persists and thrives in the current threat environment

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 17:00:56 +0000

Phorpiex, an enduring botnet known for extortion campaigns and for using old-fashioned worms, began diversifying its infrastructure in recent years to become more resilient and to deliver more dangerous payloads. Today, the Phorphiex botnet continues to maintain a large network of bots and generates wide-ranging malicious activities. These activities have expanded to include cryptocurrency mining. Read our in-depth research into this botnet.

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A week in security (May 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:47:49 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 15:44:45 +0000

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained funds from an account the group uses to pay affiliates.

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 17:11:26 +0000

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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