Cybersecurity software provider Bitdefender has made available a free universal decryption key for victims of REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware that had their data encrypted by hackers using the ransomware variant before July 13. According to the company, the key was created in collaboration with a “trusted law enforcement partner” and can help victims restore their files and […]
Cybercriminal groups Grief Corp and RagnorLocker are jumping on the “we’ll burn your data if you get a negotiator” bandwagon.
When rEvil went dark over the summer, some thought that the U.S. government’s pressure on Russia for allowing ransomware gangs to operate in the country was paying off. However, the ransomware gang that leveraged the Kaseya platform to infect over 1,000 organizations has since resurfaced, and there are no clear signs that the Russian government […]
When the U.S. government began pressuring Russia to do more to stop ransomware groups originating from that country from attacking U.S.-based organizations, IT and cybersecurity professionals were hopeful that those actions would pay off. Shortly after a meeting between the two country’s leaders, infamous ransomware group rEvil went dark, which some thought was a sign […]
According to a new report, the ideal ransomware victim is in a lucrative commercial market in a wealthy country that uses remote desktop protocol or a VPN. Cybersecurity firm KELA’s report cited activity from July 2021 that indicated ransomware attackers prefer organizations in specific geographies and markets, and prefer very specific products for initial network access. […]
The last few major ransomware attacks have occurred on or around holiday weekends, and IT admins and cybersecurity personnel are being urged to keep a watchful eye as we approach Labor Day Weekend. Offices are normally closed around those holidays, so IT professionals typically don’t catch intrusions in time until systems are encrypted and hackers […]
Cybercriminals may have their sights set on school districts in 2021-22 academic year; parents fear leak of student data.
System administrators, IT professionals and cybersecurity experts have been sounding the alarm over ransomware and the increasing frequency of attacks over the last few months, and their message is now beginning to be picked up by mainstream media. Ransomware is now rising to a national security level thanks to recent attacks against Colonial Pipeline, JBS […]
A new ransomware payment tracking site aims to make financial transactions to ransomware operators more transparent, see who’s on top.
Much has been made of the vulnerabilities recently discovered in the Windows Print Spooler Service and Microsoft’s patches for the issue. Now, systems that remain unpatched are being attacked by ransomware operators. In a new report, Cisco Talos says a threat actor is exploiting those vulnerabilities – dubbed PrintNightmare – to spread laterally across a […]