This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. But the reality is most malicious software also has its share ...
Increase in Ransomware Demand Amounts Driven by Ryuk, Sodinokibi

Increase in Ransomware Demand Amounts Driven by Ryuk, Sodinokibi

The Ryuk and Sodinokibi ransomware families both contributed to an increase in the ransom amounts demanded by attackers over the past quarter. Coveware found that the average ransom amount demanded by ransomware ...
Smart Parking Meter Company Hit by Sodinokibi

Smart Parking Meter Company Hit by Sodinokibi

A company named CivicSmart from Milwaukee that’s selling smart parking meters was hit by Sodinokibi ransomware, and the attackers manage to steal a large amount of data which they then used for ...
Travelex Reportedly Paid $2.3 Million to Hackers after Sodinokibi Attack and Data Theft

Travelex Reportedly Paid $2.3 Million to Hackers after Sodinokibi Attack and Data Theft

An unnamed source within Travelex disclosed to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the company paid $2.3 million in Bitcoin in an effort to restore functionality to its systems following a ransomware ...
coronavirus

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 ...
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MedusaLocker

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 ...
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Ransomware

New Treacherous Tricks of Ransomware Authors

Ransomware operators are giving their sketchy repertoire an overhaul. These attacks used to be about unauthorized data encryption and now they are adding data theft to the mix. As a result, not ...
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Cyber Security Roundup for February 2020

Cyber Security Roundup for February 2020

A roundup of UK focused cyber and information security news stories, blog posts, reports and threat intelligence from the previous calendar month, January 2020.After years of dither and delay the UK government ...
Albany Airport Pays Ransom after Sodinokibi Ransomware Attack

Albany Airport Pays Ransom after Sodinokibi Ransomware Attack

The Albany International Airport in New York state succumbed to a Sodinokibi ransomware attack, and the authorities chose to pay a ransom to the criminals to restore functionality to the vital systems ...
California IT service provider pays ransom to escape Sodinokibi’s stronghold

California IT service provider pays ransom to escape Sodinokibi’s stronghold

A provider of IT management and cloud hosting services in California has been forced to pay cybercrooks ransom to free its systems from Sodinokibi’s stronghold. Attacks by the Sodinokibi (aka rEvil) ransomware ...