MTR in Real Time: Pirates pave way for Ryuk ransomware

Credit to Author: Tilly Travers| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:00:21 +0000

Sophos’ Rapid Response team was recently brought in to contain and neutralize an attack involving Ryuk ransomware. The target was a European biomolecular research institute involved in COVID-19 related research as well as other activities related to the life sciences. The institute has close partnerships with local universities and works with students on various programs. [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/6pSQ_YkCBSQ” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Intervention halts a ProxyLogon-enabled attack

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 12:30:36 +0000

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Perkiler malware turns to SMB brute force to spread

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:52:41 +0000

Perkiler is now using SMB brute force attacks to spread. Which is not a new concept, but why attack SMB instead of RDP?

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:39:57 +0000

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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RDP, the ransomware problem that won’t go away

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 19:22:39 +0000

A lot of things changed in 2020. The popularity of RDP with criminals wasn’t one of them.

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RDP abused for DDoS attacks

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:03:50 +0000

RDP is being abused to amplify DDoS attacks. Don’t let your RDP ports become part of the problem.

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Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:29:03 +0000

CISA has issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks against various organizations’ cloud services

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VideoBytes: Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 20:28:41 +0000

The number of RDP ports exposed to the Internet grew from about three million in January 2020 to over four and a half million in March. So how do you protect yourself?

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