HelloKitty: When Cyberpunk met cy-purr-crime

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:01:00 +0000

HelloKitty was a relatively unheard-of ransomware family—until it became involved in an attack against the Polish video game developer, CD Projekt Red, in early February.

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A week in security (January 6 – 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:29:59 +0000

A cybersecurity news roundup from January 6–12, with a look at Phobos ransomware and a discovery of pre-installed malware on government-funded phones.

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:04:44 +0000

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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Labs quarterly report finds ransomware’s gone rampant against businesses

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

This quarter, we noticed one threat dominating the landscape so much it deserved its own hard look. Ransomware is back in a big way, targeting businesses with brute force.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:50:58 +0000

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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A deep dive into Phobos ransomware

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:09:33 +0000

We take an in-depth look into Phobos ransomware which threat actors distribute via RDP and look at similarities with Dharma (AKA CrySis) ransomware.

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