Snake Ransomware Slithers Into the Light

For large portions of the population, targeting healthcare organizations during a global pandemic is a step too far. It is hard to justify the actions of ransomware gangs at the best of times, but attacks on organizations that are the front line against the COVID-19 health emergency is beyond the ... Read More
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Hospitals Forced to Fight Another Pandemic

The current upsurge in hackers looking to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic has been well-documented, be they scammers and financially motivated hackers or well-funded and skilled state-sponsored groups. This in itself does not say much about the ethical foundation those hackers have. But, this has come to be expected ... Read More
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MedusaLocker Leaves No Network Drive Safe

As it stands, ransomware is the cybersecurity problem that refuses to disappear. What started as malware specifically targeting home users is now targeting government departments and enterprise organizations. Not even Fortune 500 companies are safe from being infected, despite often having dedicated security staff. The reasons for ransomware’s continued rise ... Read More
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Ryuk: Cult Character to Ransomware Villain

If a fan of anime or manga is asked their thoughts on Ryuk, a long discussion about the character popularized in Death Note will undoubtedly follow. Ask someone in the InfoSec community about Ryuk and equally long discussion will ensue—this time an equally interesting lecture about the plot, villains and ... Read More
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Buran Ransomware Looks To Undercut the Competition

Recent research estimates that ransomware attacks against enterprises have increased year on year by approximately 500%. Given that Cyber Monday and Black Friday are within striking distance, a surge in ransomware infections should be not only expected but also actively defended against. One ransomware variant that can be expected to ... Read More
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Sodinokibi and the Successful Tactics it Uses

Research by security firms places Ryuk and Sodinokibi as two of the prime ransomware threats facing enterprises today. While some reports illustrate ransomware infections across the board, ransom amounts have almost tripled from quarter to quarter for the first half of 2019. Sodinokibi is one of these prime agitators demanding ... Read More
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Maze Ransomware Exploiting Exploit Kits

Cybercrime has never been one to hem in tactics with ideology or rules. Rather, malware operators are known to use what works and then modify code to continue to work. By “work,” we mean that the code does what it is supposed to; for information stealers, the work done will ... Read More
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Muhstik Ransomware: A Hack-Back Story

Since 2010 users have been plagued by nearly uncountable versions of a seemingly uncountable variety of ransomware variants. While tactics have changed, including infection vectors, the goal of ransomware has remained the same: Namely, to render a machine unusable to the victim that they feel obliged to pay the ransom ... Read More
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A Closer Look at the Emotet Banking Trojan

Banking trojans can be one of the most financially damaging pieces of malware to infect computers. Banking trojans are typically seen as any piece of malicious software designed to gain access to confidential information related to the victim’s banking and activities with other financial institutions. They may appear as a ... Read More
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Fileless Malware on the Rise

According to reports analyzing the state of the threat landscape, fileless malware incidents are up to some 265% in the first half of 2019 when compared to the same period in 2018. Fileless malware sometimes has been referred to as a zero-footprint attack or non-malware attack. However, fileless malware may ... Read More
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