Security experts say the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware-as-a-service operation, which went dark in July, appears to be back in business. The group's data leak site and payment portal are back online, and one expert says the group appears to have begun amassing new victims.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how ransomware affiliates change operators and why terrorists aren't launching massive cyberattacks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers. Also featured: fighting extortion schemes and stress management tips.
"Silence is gold." So says ransomware operator Ragnar Locker, as it attempts to compel victims to pay its ransom demand without ever telling anyone - especially not police. But some ransomware-battling experts have been advocating the opposite, including mandatory reporting of all ransom payments.
A dual U.S.-Canadian national has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars in wire and bank fraud schemes, according to the U.S. DOJ. Officials say the activity included cash-out scams for North Korean cybercriminals.
Apparent Babuk ransomware operation spinoff Groove, self-described as being an "aggressive financially motivated criminal organization," has launched as part of the new RAMP cybercrime forum, and is promising affiliates a bigger share of profits than traditional ransomware-as-a-service operations.
New Zealand's Computer Emergency Response Team says it is aware of ongoing distributed denial-of-service attacks that have disrupted services at several organizations in the country, including some financial institutions and the national postal service.
Cyberespionage breaches take longer to discover than financial breaches. One of the biggest clues to finding them lies in understanding suspicious network traffic. John Grim of the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center shares insight from a new study of cyberespionage trends.
A Russian citizen, alleged to be working as a developer for the malware-spreading organization Trickbot, reportedly has been arrested at Seoul-Incheon International Airport. He was questioned by Korean authorities following an extradition request from the U.S.
The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
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Business email compromise attacks, which balance low-tech tactics with the potential for big profits, remain popular. Attackers continue to refine their tactics, including subverting legitimate redirect services as well as recruiting English-speaking business partners and cryptocurrency tumbler operators.
Users of OpenSea, a marketplace for blockchain-based digital assets such as crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens, are being targeted by scammers pretending to be the company's support staff on Discord. The attackers exploited a method OpenSea uses to service support tickets on Discord.
A recently uncovered phishing campaign used fake COVID-19 vaccination forms - and took advantage of confusion over whether employees will return to their offices this fall - to harvest workers' email credentials, according to analysts with security firm INKY. The malicious messages appear to come from victims' HR...
The FBI has issued a warning about Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week. The alert details indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with these ransomware attacks to help organizations better defend themselves.