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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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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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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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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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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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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VideoBytes: Is it goodbye forever to Maze ransomware?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:30:00 +0000

The notorious Maze ransomware group, known for its corporate targeting and data leaking extortion schemes is, apparently, shutting down operations.

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RegretLocker, new ransomware, can encrypt Windows virtual hard disks

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:20:42 +0000

Cybersecurity researchers discovered a new ransomware called RegretLocker that can quickly encrypt virtual had disks on Windows machines.

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