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 21 – June 27)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:32:05 +0000

A roundup of the most interesting events and happenings in the realm of infosec, from the week June 21 to June 27.

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Ukrainian Police Nab Six Tied to CLOP Ransomware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:42:42 +0000

Authorities in Ukraine this week charged six people alleged to have been part of the CLOP ransomware group, a cybercriminal gang said to have extorted more than half a billion dollars from victims. Some of CLOP’s victims this year alone include Stanford University Medical School, the University of California, and University of Maryland.

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How Does One Get Hired by a Top Cybercrime Gang?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:41:26 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week announced the arrest of a 55-year-old Latvian woman who’s alleged to have worked as a programmer for Trickbot, a malware-as-a-service platform responsible for infecting millions of computers and seeding many of those systems with ransomware. Just how did a self-employed web site designer and mother of two come to work for one of the world’s most rapacious cybercriminal groups and then leave such an obvious trail of clues indicating her involvement with the gang? This post explores answers to those questions, as well as some of the ways Trickbot and other organized cybercrime gangs gradually recruit, groom and trust new programmers.

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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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DOJ recovers pipeline ransom, signals more aggressive approach to cybercrime

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:53:22 +0000

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it recovered much of the ransomware payment that Colonial Pipeline paid to Darkside.

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Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 20:07:46 +0000

The Colonial Pipeline attack has spurred the TSA to issue new cybersecurity rules for pipeline companies in the US, expected this week.

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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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