Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:14:01 +0000

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had questions in response to the tweet that I thought it was worth a blog post exploring this one weird cyber defense trick.

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DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 15:44:45 +0000

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained funds from an account the group uses to pay affiliates.

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Threat spotlight: DarkSide, the ransomware used in the Colonial Pipeline attack

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 14:15:25 +0000

A look at the infamous DarkSide ransomware—the malware that attacked the USA’s biggest fuel pipeline—and the people that operate it.

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Ransom Gangs Emailing Victim Customers for Leverage

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:38:38 +0000

Some of the top ransomware gangs are deploying a new pressure tactic to push more victim organizations into paying an extortion demand: Emailing the victim’s customers and partners directly, warning that their data will be leaked to the dark web unless they can convince the victim firm to pay up.

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Why you need to trust your VPN: Lock and Code S02E05

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:10:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to Malwarebytes senior security researcher JP Taggart about why you need to trust your VPN.

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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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The Malwarebytes 2021 State of Malware report: Lock and Code S02E04

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:03:46 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines and talk to Adam Kujawa about the 2021 State of Malware report.

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REvil ransomware’s calling, and it’s not good news

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:01:00 +0000

REvil ransomware, also known as Sodinokibi, has deployed a new telephone-based tactic to convince victims to pay up.

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