A week in security (Nov 1 – Nov 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 11:18:59 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s blog post, and the most important and interesting security events and happenings.

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Wanted! US offers $10m bounty for ransomware kingpins

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:29:14 +0000

The US State Department is offering a massive $10 million reward if you can identify DarkSide operators.

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BlackMatter ransomware group announces shutdown. But for how long?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:34:33 +0000

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has announced they are going to shut down their operation, citing pressure from local authorities.. Will they come back? Probably!

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The ‘Groove’ Ransomware Gang Was a Hoax

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:34:14 +0000

A number of publications in September warned about the emergence of “Groove,” a new ransomware group that called on competing extortion gangs to unite in attacking U.S. government interests online. It now appears that Groove was all a big hoax designed to toy with security firms and journalists.

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A week in security (Oct 18 – Oct 24)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:30:14 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security news and happenings, alongside our own content and research.

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Protect yourself from BlackMatter ransomware: Advice issued

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:33:10 +0000

Due to an increased activity of the BlackMatter ransomware group against US-based entities, the FBI, CISA, and NSA offer advice to better protect against these attacks.

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[updated]REvil ransomware disappears after Tor services hijacked

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:42:50 +0000

For the second time this year the REvil ransomware group has disappeared off the grid. Will they come back again? All bets are open.

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BlackMatter ransomware strikes again (but Sophos stops it)  

Credit to Author: Seth Geftic| Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:42:16 +0000

Ransomware is a fear-based attack vector. The greater the fear (i.e., loss of revenue, negative brand impact, human cost) the greater the ransom demand.   This is why ransomware groups are often looking to snag high-value targets that are almost too big to fail. It increases the likelihood that the victims will pay.  Hitting the food [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/nf58GMytm24″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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