Ransomware review: July 2022

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:48:37 +0000

BlackBasta lined up behind LockBit as the second most prevalent ransomware in July, a number of new gangs appeared, and an old one reappeared

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Hive ransomware gets upgrades in Rust

Credit to Author: Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000

With its latest variant carrying several major upgrades, Hive proves it’s one of the fastest evolving ransomware payload, exemplifying the continuously changing ransomware ecosystem.

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Costa Rica May Be Pawn in Conti Ransomware Group’s Bid to Rebrand, Evade Sanctions

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 19:57:58 +0000

Costa Rica’s national health service was hacked sometime earlier this morning by a Russian ransomware group known as Hive. The intrusion comes just weeks after Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves declared a state of emergency in response to a data ransom attack from a different Russian ransomware gang — Conti. Ransomware experts say there is good reason to believe the same cybercriminals are behind both attacks, and that Hive has been helping Conti rebrand and evade international sanctions targeting extortion payouts to cybercriminals operating in Russia.

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Threat profile: RansomHouse makes extortion work without ransomware

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 20:53:40 +0000

RansomHouse, a new extortion group, distances itself from ransomware. However, it seems like it had ties to ransomware groups in the past.

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