Ransomware Payload Diagram

Ransomware Characteristics and Attack Chains – What you Need to Know about Recent Campaigns

Ransomware has been around for decades going back all the way to 1989. Since then it has only magnified in scope and complexity. Now at a time when working remotely is becoming ...
Cyber Security Roundup for July 2020

Cyber Security Roundup for July 2020

A roundup of UK focused Cyber and Information Security News, Blog Posts, Reports and general Threat Intelligence from the previous calendar month, June 2020.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a sophisticated nation-state ...
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Stuck Between a Data Breach and a Ransom

2020 will be remembered for a whole host of reasons. Campfire stories will be told to grandchildren of when we all had to wear face masks, stand 2 meters apart and were ...
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Ragnar Locker Partnered with Maze Ransomware Cartel

The actors behind Ragnar Locker partnered with the Maze ransomware gang as a means of extorting victims whose unencrypted data they had stolen. On June 8, the operator of the “Ransom Leaks” ...
Maze Team Hits US Nuclear Missile Contractor with Ransomware

Maze Team Hits US Nuclear Missile Contractor with Ransomware

The infamous cyber extortionist gang known as Maze Team has breached a company that supports the US Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. Westech International has several contracts with the U.S ...
Cognizant Expects to Lose up to $70 Million from April Ransomware Attack

Cognizant Expects to Lose up to $70 Million from April Ransomware Attack

IT services giant Cognizant has calculated it will lose between $50 million and $70 million from a ransomware incident in April, the CFO said on an earnings call. Cognizant confirmed to clients ...
Escape from the Maze – Part 2

Escape from the Maze – Part 2

In the last article, we have covered the obfuscation techniques used by one of the loaders used by the Maze ransomware. It is recommended to read it before you start with the ...
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Maze Ransomware Targets the Hospitals and Labs Fighting Coronavirus

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” These wise words have been recently attributed to former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, though Freakonomics actually dates it back to 1976 ...
Cyber Security Roundup for May 2020

Cyber Security Roundup for May 2020

A roundup of UK focused Cyber and Information Security News, Blog Posts, Reports and general Threat Intelligence from the previous calendar month, April 2020.As well reported, UK foreign exchange firm Travelex business ...

Maze Ransomware – What You Need to Know

What’s this Maze thing I keep hearing about? Maze is a particularly sophisticated strain of Windows ransomware that has hit companies and organizations around the world and demanded that a cryptocurrency payment ...