Showing posts with label Ransomware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ransomware. Show all posts

Friday, October 22, 2021

Law Enforcement Counterattacks Stop REvil Cold

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Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline
 
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. https://bit.ly/3puz4Mm

Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline that led to widespread gas shortages on the U.S. East Coast. REvil's direct victims include top meatpacker JBS (JBSS3.SA). The crime group's "Happy Blog” website, which had been used to leak victim data and extort companies, is no longer available. 

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

US Gov Offers $10 Million for Info on Foreign Hackers


US Gov Offers $10 Million for Info on Foreign #Hackers
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberSecurity #Ransomware | The U.S. government has announced new initiatives aimed at combating ransomware and other cyber threats, including a new website and significant rewards for information on foreign hackers (securityweek). https://bit.ly/3B9zAm7

The new website, StopRansomware.gov, is designed to serve as a central hub that consolidates ransomware resources from all government agencies, including CISA, the FBI, the Secret Service, NIST, the Department of Treasury, and the HHS. Its goal is to provide useful resources for individuals, businesses and other organizations.

StopRansomware.gov provides information on what to do if you have been hit by ransomware, avoiding ransomware, and reporting cyber incidents to authorities. It also hosts ransomware alerts and statements from... (read more)






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Friday, March 26, 2021

FBI Publishes Flash Alert on 'Mamba Ransomware' Attacks

FBI published a flash alert on Mamba Ransomware attacks
| #TpromoCom #FBI #CyberAlert #CyberCrime #Ransomware | The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an alert to warn that the Mamba ransomware is abusing the DiskCryptor open source tool to encrypt entire drives. https://bit.ly/2Pad7lU

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published an alert to warn that the Mamba ransomware is abusing the DiskCryptor open-source tool (aka HDDCryptor, HDD Cryptor) to encrypt entire drives. 

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We've carried other notices related to ransomware attacks on Security eNews before. Without a doubt this is a troubling time for businesses across the world. I'd like to say the bigger the more at risk a company is. I am sure that in due time developers will create an Artificial Intelligent (AI)-based software that will aggressively go after any presumed attack on someone's computer. It's possible that this itself will become a source of undo problems, at least for awhile  until it's perfected in identifying "friends" from "foes." --Al Colombo



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Monday, March 22, 2021

Acer Faced With Ransom Up To $100 Million After Hackers

Acer Faced With Ransom Up To $100 Million After Hackers

Acer Faced With Ransom Up To $100 Million After Hackers | #TpromoCom #Hacker #Ransom #Acer | The REvil ransomware group has claimed yet another high-profile victim. The criminals are demanding a massive $50 million from their latest target: Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer (Lee Mathews). http://bit.ly/3d28vX3

That’s the discounted rate REvil will accept if Acer agrees to pay quickly, and it’s already believed to be a record sum for ransomware demands. The previous high of $30 million was also linked to a REvil attack. (read more)





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Friday, March 5, 2021

Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws

Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws (image)
Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws | #TpromoCom #Microsoft #Hacker #Hackers | Forecast Calls for Backdoored Email as Well as Installing Ransomware, Cryptominers http://bit.ly/3sQrY34

And if some U.S. federal agencies haven't been busy enough with the SolarWinds crisis, there's a new urgent immediate task at hand: looking for signs their Exchange servers may have been compromised. 

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an emergency directive on Wednesday ordering agencies to scour for forensics clues that servers may have been compromised (read more

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