Analysis: Securing RDP to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments

Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

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Diebold Nixdorf , a major provider of automatic teller machines (ATMs) and payment technology to banks and retailers, recently suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some operations. Diebold Nixdorf takes the security of our systems and customer service very seriously.

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Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

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We’ve seen an ugly trend recently of tech news stories and cybersecurity firms trumpeting claims of ransomware attacks on companies large and small, apparently based on little more than the say-so of the ransomware gangs themselves. Ransomware ransomware

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

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The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software. A partial screenshot from the REvil ransomware group’s Dark Web blog.

Garmin allegedly paid for a decryptor for WastedLocker ransomware

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BleepingComputer researchers confirmed that Garmin has received the decryption key to recover their files encrypted with the WastedLocker Ransomware. Some employees speculate the involvement of a new strain of ransomware called WastedLocker. .

Lazarus Group Reportedly Now Wielding Ransomware

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Kaspersky Discovers 2 Incidents Involving VHD Ransomware The Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group behind the WannaCry worm, the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank and the attacks on Sony Pictures, apparently is expanding into ransomware, according to the security firm Kaspersky

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

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NVA said it discovered the ransomware outbreak on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 27, and soon after hired two outside security firms to investigate and remediate the attack. 27, the day some 400 veterinary hospitals were hit with the Ryuk ransomware.

Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

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Fresenius , Europe’s largest private hospital operator and a major provider of dialysis products and services that are in such high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been hit in a ransomware cyber attack on its technology systems.

Security Firm Prosegur Hit By Ryuk Ransomware

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Incident May Have Disrupted Networked Security Cameras Global security company Prosegur has blamed Ryuk ransomware for a service disruption that started Wednesday, which may have hampered networked alarms.

Lawsuits After Ransomware Incidents: The Trend Continues

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In Latest Case, Florida Practice Sued for Damages, and Security Mandates Sought A lawsuit seeking damages as well as security mandates has been filed against a Florida-based orthopedic group in the wake of a ransomware incident.

Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

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that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware. Nevertheless, on Friday, June 5, the intruders sprang their attack, deploying ransomware and demanding nearly $300,000 worth of bitcoin.

Ransomware Reminder: Paying Ransoms Doesn't Pay

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Funding Criminals Perpetuates Cybercrime Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks

REVil ransomware infected 18,000 computers at Telecom Argentina

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Another telco company was hit by a ransomware, roughly 18,000 computers belonging to Telecom Argentina were infected over the weekend. Telecom Argentina , one of the largest internet service providers in Argentina, was hit by a ransomware attack.

Ransomware Targets Mac Users

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Malwarebytes Says Malware Hidden in Fake Installer for 'Little Snitch' App A ransomware strain targeting Mac users is spreading via a fake installer for Little Snitch - a host-based application firewall for macOS - according to the security firm Malwarebytes, which says the malware is poorly designed.

Garmin Suffers Reported Ransomware Attack

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Cloud Security Hacks Malware Mobile Security evil corp garmin garmin connect mobile tracker Outage production line ransomware wastedlockerGarmin's services, websites and customer service have all been down since Wednesday night.

Ransomware Attacks Hit 2 More Healthcare Organizations

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Security Advisers Offer Risk Mitigation Tips Two ransomware incidents recently reported to federal regulators as health data breaches illustrate that the surge in such attacks show no signs of abating. Security advisers offer risk mitigation tips

Election Security Program Aims to Mitigate Ransomware Risks

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Department of Homeland Security to Help With Database Protections Within a month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to launch a program to help states protect voter registration databases and systems in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

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Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager ADIF infected with ransomware

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ADIF, a Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager under the responsibility of the Ministry of Development, was hit by REVil ransomware operators. The incident was confirmed by Spanish media and security firms, including threat intelligence company Cyble.

Emotet, Ryuk, TrickBot: 'Loader-Ransomware-Banker Trifecta'

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This "loader-ransomware-banker trifecta has wreaked havoc" in recent years, says security firm Intel 471

Experts Warn: Targeted Ransomware Attacks to Surge

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McAfee and Microsoft Analysts Review 'Ransomware as a Service' Trends Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.

WastedLocker Ransomware Targets US Newspaper Company

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Symantec: Phishing Emails Offered Fake Software Updates The gang behind the WastedLocker ransomware strain recently targeted dozens of newspaper websites operated by a U.S. media company, according to the security firm Symantec

FBI issued a flash alert about Netwalker ransomware attacks

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The FBI has issued a security alert about Netwalker ransomware attacks targeting U.S. The FBI has issued a new security flash alert to warn of Netwalker ransomware attacks targeting U.S. Only use secure networks and avoid using public Wi-Fi networks.

Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

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Maze Crew Reportedly Threatens to Release More of Allied Universal's Data Unless Ransom Paid Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom.

New EvilQuest ransomware targets macOS users

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Experts discovered a new ransomware dubbed EvilQuest designed to target macOS systems, it also installs a keylogger and a reverse shell to take over them. macOS #ransomware impersonating as Google Software Update program with zero detection. SecurityAffairs – hacking, ransomware).

Nephilim Ransomware Gang Tied to Citrix Gateway Hacks

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Ransomware Analysis: 'Shade' Surges; Other Trends Emerge

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Researchers Explain Resurgence in Ransomware, Persistence of Exploit Kits Attacks tied to Shade ransomware continue to surge as part of an overall resurgence in ransomware, security researchers warn.

7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Decryptors Improve

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Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs continue to innovate: Recently, reports have emerged of collaboration between the Maze and Lockbit gangs, and REvil not just leaking stolen data for free, but auctioning it off to the highest bidder.

Ransomware Attack Hit US Natural Gas Facility

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CISA Alert: Incident Led to Two-Day Shutdown A ransomware attack on a U.S. natural gas compression facility led to a two-day shutdown of operations, according to an alert from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

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A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Maze Ransomware operators hacked the Xerox Corporation

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Xerox Corporation is the last victim of the Maze ransomware operators, hackers have encrypted its files and threaten of releasing them. Maze ransomware operators have breached the systems of the Xerox Corporation and stolen files before encrypting them.

7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Auction Stolen Data

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Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder.

Garmin shut down its services after an alleged ransomware attack

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Smartwatch and wearable device maker Garmin had to shut down some of its connected services and call centers following a ransomware attack. Even if the company did not provide technical details of the outage, several employees shared details about the alleged ransomware attack on social media.

Top Ransomware Attack Vectors: RDP, Drive-By, Phishing

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Analysis: Ransomware's Costly Impact

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the rising costs of ransomware attacks and the latest victims.

RobbinHood ransomware exploit GIGABYTE driver flaw to kill security software

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The operators behind the infamous RobbinHood ransomware are exploiting a vulnerable GIGABYTE driver to kill antivirus products. Ransomware operators leverage a custom antivirus killing p ackage that is delivered to workstations to disable security solution before starting encryption.

Nemty ransomware “LOVE_YOU” malspam campaign

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Security experts uncovered an ongoing campaign delivering Nemty Ransomware via emails disguised as messages from secret lovers. Secret lover malspam delivers #Nemty #ransomware Nemty: 92.63.197[.]190/nnn.exe

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

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The crooks behind an affiliate program that paid cybercriminals to install the destructive and wildly successful GandCrab ransomware strain announced on May 31, 2019 they were terminating the program after allegedly having earned more than $2 billion in extortion payouts from victims.

Analysis: The Latest Ransomware Trends

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This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

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Synoptek , a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. Ransomware rEvil Sodinokibi Synoptek

Nefilim ransomware operators leaked data alleged stolen from the Dussmann group

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Cyble researchers reported that Nefilim ransomware operators allegedly targeted the Dussmann group, the German largest private multi-service provider. One of these crews is behind the Nefilim ransomware that recently targeted the mobile network operator Orange.