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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FIN7 sysadmin behind “billions in damage” gets 10 years

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:55:42 +0000

Fedir Hladyr is considered the mastermind behind the Carbanak campaign that stole $900 million from financial institutions and others.

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How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:59:03 +0000

New research by Analyst1 sheds light on the cooperation between some of the ransomware gangs dominating the cybersecurity news.

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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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A week in security (March 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:04:31 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 1 – 7, including Ryuk going worm, Exchange servers under attack, stolen VPN data, and more.

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Ryuk ransomware develops worm-like capability

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:07:12 +0000

French researchers have found a Ryuk ransomware variant that can spread laterally through an infected network.

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International Action Targets Emotet Crimeware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:20:16 +0000

Authorities across Europe on Tuesday said they’d seized control over Emotet, a prolific malware strain and cybercrime-as-service operation. Investigators say the action could help quarantine more than a million Microsoft Windows systems currently compromised with malware tied to Emotet infections.

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The story of ZeroLogon

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:37:09 +0000

ZeroLogon is a treasure for cybercriminals, an ongoing struggle for Microsoft, and a headache for everyone caught in the middle.

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