GandCrab Ransomware Partners With Crypter Service

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Gang's Cult Status and Marketing Savvy Belies Shoddy Attack Code, McAfee Says The notorious GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service gang has released the latest version of its crypto-locking malware, backed by crypter service and exploit toolkit partnerships.

Obama-Themed Ransomware Also Mines for Monero

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More Proof Cryptojacking Is Thriving: Crypto-Locking Malware Doubles as Miner Ransomware creators, having already created "themes" for their crypto-locking malware ranging from Pokemon and horror movies to princesses and Donald Trump, have now debuted "Barack Obama" ransomware.

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Ransomware Crypto-Locks Port of San Diego IT Systems

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Port Remains Open and Accessible to Ships, Officials Say Several days after the Port of San Diego was hit by a crypto-locking ransomware attack, incident response efforts remain underway and many port systems remain offline.

Cryptojacking Displaces Ransomware as Top Malware Threat

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Criminals' Quest for Cryptocurrency Continues If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out

Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Critical Elements

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Experts Provide Tips for Smoother Recoveries A Canadian home healthcare provider says it was able to recover from a recent ransomware attack without paying a ransom, but it had to revert to manual processes for several days.

Scotland's Arran Brewery Slammed by Dharma Bip Ransomware

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Ransomware Crypto-Locked via Domain Controller, Complicating Restoration Scotland's Arran Brewery fell victim to a Dharma Bip ransomware attack that infected its Windows domain controller and crypto-locked files and local backups, leading to the loss of three months' worth of sales data.

Fighting Ransomware

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No More Ransom is a central repository of keys and applications for ransomware, so people can recover their data without paying. It's not complete, of course, but is pretty good against older strains of ransomware. encryption keys ransomware

Alert: 'Ryuk' Ransomware Attacks the Latest Threat

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Variant of Hermes Poses Major Risks, HHS Warns Organizations should be on guard for an attacks involving apparent variant of Hermes ransomware - dubbed Ryuk - that attempts to encrypt network resources.

Shipping Giant Cosco Hit by Ransomware Attack

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Networks in 8 North and South America Countries Remain Offline A "local network breakdown" - reportedly caused by a ransomware infection - has led shipping giant Cosco to shut down networks for its offices in eight North America and South America countries while it scrubs and restores systems.

Ransomware Outlook: 542 Crypto-Lockers and Counting

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Crypto-Lockers Remain Serious Threat Despite Recent Attack Volume Decline After spiking in 2017, the volume of attacks involving ransomware has since declined, but the malware still remains a potent threat.

Crabby Ransomware Nests In Compromised Websites

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Cisco Warns of Dangers of Running Vulnerable Web Applications The Gandcrab ransomware has been a moving target. Since it was discovered in January, it quickly became one of the most widely distributed file-encrypting malware programs.

Ransomware Recovery: Don't Make Matters Worse

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The Impact of Missteps Can Be Substantial A recent incident involving a chronic care management company spotlights how paying a ransom to recover decryption keys from ransomware attackers can put sensitive data at additional risk.

LabCorp Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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SamSam, Other Ransomware Still Menacing Healthcare Sector Medical testing laboratory firm LabCorp is still working to fully recover systems functionality nearly a week after a cyberattack that the company now claims involved "a new variant" of ransomware.

WannaCry Ransomware attack costs £92 million

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The Department of Health and Social Care has estimated that the WannaCry ransomware attack , which disrupted more than 80 trusts and hundreds of GP practices last year, cost £92 million. BreachReady Breaches and Hacks data breach Ransomware WannaCry

Atlanta's Ransomware Cleanup Costs Hit $2.6 Million

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Money Would Have Been Better Spent on Prevention, Experts Say The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million, after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals.

Atlanta's Reported Ransomware Bill: Up to $17 Million

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Recent Ransomware Incidents Serve Up Lessons

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Experts Say Breaches Spotlight Business Associate Risks Two recent security incidents involving ransomware attacks on vendors serve as the latest reminders of the risks business associates pose to healthcare organizations.

Z-LAB Report – Analyzing the GandCrab v5 ransomware

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Experts at the Cybaze Z-Lab have analyzed the latest iteration of the infamous GandCrab ransomware, version 5.0. Malware researchers at Cybaze ZLab analyzed the latest version of the infamous GandCrab ransomware, version 5.0.

HHS Warns of SamSam Ransomware Attacks

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Organizations Hit So Far This Year The Department of Health and Human Services is warning the healthcare sector about ongoing attacks involving SamSam ransomware that have impacted at least eight U.S. At Least Eight U.S.

In County Crippled by Hurricane, Water Utility Targeted in Ransomware Attack


The Emotet Trojan is behind a crippling ransomware attack that hit the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority. Critical Infrastructure Hacks Malware emotet hacker hurricane florence malware north carolina onslow onwasa ransomware Ransomware Attack ryuk Trojan water utility

Ransomware Payments: Where Do the Bitcoins Go?

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Researchers Track the Flow of Ransoms Paid by Cerber, Locky and Other Victims Ransomware isn't an easy area to study.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Freezes City Business

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Damage Assessment Is Underway, But Backups Are in Place, Officials Say Ransomware has struck the city of Atlanta and frozen internal and customer-facing applications, hampering residents from paying bills or accessing court information.

New PyLocky Ransomware stands out for anti-machine learning capability

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Security experts from Trend Micro have spotted a new strain of ransomware involved in attacks in July and August, the malicious code was posing as the Locky ransomware. “In late July and throughout August, we observed waves of spam email delivering the PyLocky ransomware.

Bristol Airport systems offline in suspected ransomware attack

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It has been reported that a speculative ransomware attack on the airport resulted in its information screens being taken offline, and flight information being written on whiteboards, although no flights were delayed. Cyber Security Retail e-learning phishing Ransomware

Recent BA Ransomware Incidents Serve Up Lessons

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Experts Say Breaches Spotlight Vendor Risks Two recent security incidents involving ransomware attacks on vendors serve as the latest reminders of the risks business associates pose to healthcare organizations.

A crippling ransomware attack hit a water utility in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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A water utility in the US state of North Carolina suffered a severe ransomware attack in the week after Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the U.S. Security Affairs – Hurricane Florence, ransomware ).

Ransomware: Why Rapid Detection Is So Critical

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Recent ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations and others demonstrate why rapid detection is critical to limiting the malware's damage, says cybersecurity expert Bill Dixon of Kroll

SamSam Ransomware Offers Volume Decryption Discount

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New Virobot malware combines ransomware and botnet capabilities

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Security experts from Trend Micro discovered a new malware tracked as Virobot that combines ransomware and botnet capabilities. Virobot was first spotted on September 17, 2018, experts pointed out that it is not associated with any known ransomware families.

Ransomware Attack Leads to Discovery of Lots More Malware

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Missouri Clinic Finds Computers 'Loaded with Malware' A family care clinic in Missouri says those investigating and mitigating a recent ransomware attack discovered that its systems were "loaded with a variety of malware programs."

Podcast: A Utility Ransomware Attack, Post-Hurricane


A “critical water utility” was hit by a recent ransomware attack, significantly impeding the service in the week after Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the U.S. The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) said in a Monday release that a “sophisticated ransomware attack… has left the utility with limited computer capabilities.”

Ransomware Dominates Verizon DBIR


Verizon pegged ransomware as the most prevalent malware in its 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. Hacks Malware Uncategorized Vulnerabilities botnet DDoS malware ransomware Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report Verizon Report WannaCry

Atlanta After Ransomware Attack: Please Restart Your PC

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5 Days After Outbreak, Email Works, But Don't Try Paying Parking Tickets Online Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers.

Allscripts Ransomware Attack: Lawsuit Already Filed

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Ransomware: An Enterprise Perspective

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In 2016, I provided predictions in an article entitled The (Immediate) Future of Ransomware. I indicated ransomware was going to grow and find other vectors for infection outside of simply malware links. Ransomware Is About Numbers. Ransomware Is Now Easy.

Allscripts Ransomware Attack a Reminder of Cloud Risks

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Points to Need for Clients to Have Business Continuity Plan A ransomware attack on electronic health records vendor Allscripts late last week is a reminder of the potential disruption to patient care delivery healthcare entities can face if a cloud-services provider suffers a cyberattack.

Podcast: Breaking Down the COSCO Ransomware Attack


Threatpost talks to Commvault's Matt Tyrer about the recent COSCO ransomware attack. Malware Vulnerabilities cosco Maersk malware ransomware Ransomware Attack shipping industry

Ransomware Payments: Where Have All the Bitcoins Gone?

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Researchers Track Cryptocurrency Ransoms Paid by Cerber, Locky and Other Victims Ransomware isn't an easy area to study.

GandCrab Ransomware Crooks Take Agile Development Approach


Despite setbacks hackers behind GandCrab malware are pushing ahead with lucrative new ransomware strain thanks to quick-and-dirty agile development approach. Cryptography Hacks Malware Privacy Web Security Agile Development Cerber malware cyptojacking decryptor GandCrab GandCrab ransomware malware ransomware

Hackers Hold Instagram Influencers’ Accounts Hostage with Ransomware

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High-profile Instagram accounts are being targeted by ransomware attacks and phishing schemes, with evidence suggesting that many account holders are paying the attackers. The post Hackers Hold Instagram Influencers’ Accounts Hostage with Ransomware appeared first on Adam Levin.

North Korea-linked Ryuk Ransomware used in a targeted campaign

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Check Point reported that organizations worldwide have been targeted with the Ryuk ransomware that was developed by North Korea-linked threat actor. Of course, we cannot exclude that another attacker was in possession of the Hermes’ source code and used it to develop the Ryuk ransomware.

MY TAKE: The no. 1 reason ransomware attacks persist: companies overlook ‘unstructured data’

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One reason for the enduring waves of ransomware is that unstructured data is easy for hackers to locate and simple for them to encrypt. Ransomware target. The bad guys’ first forays into using ransomware to infect unstructured data were so successful that they stepped up their efforts—and reaped big rewards, Sander says. There are a million successful ransomware attacks a month,” he says. Ransomware “is encrypting files, unstructured data.”

Ransomware attacks drop as organizations raise defenses

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Ransomware Cyber security Phishing MalwareCybersecurity professionals reporting that cryptocurrency mining is on the rise.