Decrypting Hive Ransomware Data

Schneier on Security

Nice piece of research : Abstract: Among the many types of malicious codes, ransomware poses a major threat. Ransomware encrypts data and demands a ransom in exchange for decryption. In this paper, we analyzed Hive ransomware, which appeared in June 2021.

Ransomware Group Debuts Searchable Victim Data

Krebs on Security

The latest innovation in ratcheting up the heat comes from the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group, which has traditionally published any stolen victim data on the Dark Web. ” A Little Sunshine Ransomware The Coming Storm ALPHV ransomware BlackCat ransomware Brett Callow Emsisoft


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Ransomware Profitability

Schneier on Security

Analyzing cryptocurrency data, a research group has estimated a lower-bound on 2020 ransomware revenue: $350 million, four times more than in 2019. Ransomware is now an established worldwide business. Uncategorized crime cryptocurrency ransomware

Ransomware Gangs and the Name Game Distraction

Krebs on Security

It’s nice when ransomware gangs have their bitcoin stolen, malware servers shut down, or are otherwise forced to disband. Indeed, some of the most destructive and costly ransomware groups are now in their third incarnation. Another ransomware family tied to Evil Corp.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Double-Encrypting Ransomware

Schneier on Security

In the first, hackers encrypt data with ransomware A and then re-encrypt that data with ransomware B. Uncategorized encryption extortion malware ransomwareThis seems to be a new tactic : Emsisoft has identified two distinct tactics.

10 Mistakes Companies Make in Their Ransomware Responses

Dark Reading

Hit by ransomware? These missteps can take a bad scenario and make it even worse

Ransomware Is Getting Ugly

Schneier on Security

Modern ransomware has two dimensions: pay to get your data back, and pay not to have your data dumped on the Internet. The Colonial Pipeline is another current high-profile ransomware victim. Uncategorized cryptocurrency cybercrime doxing police ransomware

Machine Learning Tackles Ransomware Attacks

Security Boulevard

There are approximately 250 known ransomware families, and these families are directly related to the rise of ransomware-as-a-service, according to Bitdefender.

Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part I: Evasion

Krebs on Security

A Ukrainian security researcher this week leaked several years of internal chat logs and other sensitive data tied to Conti , an aggressive and ruthless Russian cybercrime group that focuses on deploying its ransomware to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Ransomware Defense: Top 5 Things to do Right Now


Matt Bromiley, senior consultant with Mandiant Managed Defense, discusses the top tricks and tips for protecting enterprise environments from ransomware.

BlackCat Ransomware That Breached Over 60 Organizations

Security Boulevard

The BlackCat ransomware that caused headaches for over 60 organizations worldwide is now decryptable, thanks to the effort of security researchers. The ransomware, first spotted in the wild in October 2019, can now be decrypted […].

Ransomware Shuts Down US Pipeline

Schneier on Security

This is a major story : a probably Russian cybercrime group called DarkSide shut down the Colonial Pipeline in a ransomware attack. This is the new and improved ransomware attack: the hackers stole nearly 100 gig of data, and are threatening to publish it.

Inside Ireland’s Public Healthcare Ransomware Scare

Krebs on Security

The consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers recently published lessons learned from the disruptive and costly ransomware attack in May 2021 on Ireland’s public health system. PWC’s timeline of the days leading up to the deployment of Conti ransomware on May 14.

Negotiating with Ransomware Gangs

Schneier on Security

Thus, the decision whether to pay or ignore a ransomware demand, seems less of a legal, and more of a practical, determination ­ almost like a cost-benefit analysis. When confronted with a ransomware attack, the options all seem bleak. Uncategorized ransomware risk assessment

Top-Ranked New Jersey School District Cancels Final Exams Following Ransomware Cyberattack

Joseph Steinberg

The Tenafly, New Jersey, Public School District has canceled final exams for its high school students after a ransomware cyberattack crippled the district’s computer infrastructure. The ransomware attack on Tenafly’s school system is a reminder of a sad, ironic, reality.

Insurance and Ransomware

Schneier on Security

As ransomware becomes more common, I’m seeing more discussions about the ethics of paying the ransom. However, the most pressing challenge currently facing the industry is ransomware. Uncategorized academic papers cybercrime cybersecurity insurance mitigation ransomware reports

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

Krebs on Security

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. “Ransomware has gathered a critical mass of nonsense, b t, hype, and fuss around it.

Disrupting Ransomware by Disrupting Bitcoin

Schneier on Security

Ransomware isn’t new; the idea dates back to 1986 with the “Brain” computer virus. This is where the suggestion to ban cryptocurrencies as a way to “solve” ransomware comes from.

Who Wrote the ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Strain?

Krebs on Security

In December 2021, researchers discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service named ALPHV (a.k.a. “ BlackCat “), considered to be the first professional cybercrime group to create and use a ransomware strain written in the Rust programming language.

A Death Due to Ransomware

Schneier on Security

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a baby’s death at an Alabama hospital in 2019, which they argue was a direct result of the ransomware attack the hospital was undergoing. If proven in court, the case will mark the first confirmed death from a ransomware attack.

A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang

Krebs on Security

The FBI confirmed this week that a relatively new ransomware group known as DarkSide is responsible for an attack that caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down 5,550 miles of pipe , stranding countless barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on the Gulf Coast. The DarkSide ransomware note.

New DeadBolt Ransomware Targets NAT Devices

Schneier on Security

There’s a new ransomware that targets NAT devices made by QNAP: The attacks started today, January 25th, with QNAP devices suddenly finding their files encrypted and file names appended with a.deadbolt file extension. Uncategorized cyberattack encryption ransomware zero-day

Wanted: Disgruntled Employees to Deploy Ransomware

Krebs on Security

Criminal hackers will try almost anything to get inside a profitable enterprise and secure a million-dollar payday from a ransomware infection. ransomware-as-a-service gang actually includes a solicitation for insiders in the desktop wallpaper left behind on systems encrypted with the malware.

Ransomware Attacks against Water Treatment Plants

Schneier on Security

According to a report from CISA last week, there were three ransomware attacks against water treatment plants last year. WWS Sector cyber intrusions from 2019 to early 2021 include: In August 2021, malicious cyber actors used Ghost variant ransomware against a California-based WWS facility.

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Krebs on Security

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

Conti’s Ransomware Toll on the Healthcare Industry

Krebs on Security

Conti — one of the most ruthless and successful Russian ransomware groups — publicly declared during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that it would refrain from targeting healthcare providers.

Best Ransomware Protection

Hacker Combat

Ransomware attacks targeting governments, businesses, hospitals, and private individuals are rising. You are neither safe on your private nor public network, as ransomware can encrypt your files and hold them hostage. How Does Ransomware Work?

Ransomware news trending on Google

CyberSecurity Insiders

Onleihe, a German online library that offers e-books, electronic newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, music files, and more has admitted that its IT systems were targeted by a ransomware attack that has locked digital files from access.

Documented Death from a Ransomware Attack

Schneier on Security

A Dusseldorf woman died when a ransomware attack against a hospital forced her to be taken to a different hospital in another city. UK hospitals had to redirect patients during the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack , but there were no documented fatalities from that event.

Ransomware Group Turns to Facebook Ads

Krebs on Security

It’s bad enough that many ransomware gangs now have blogs where they publish data stolen from companies that refuse to make an extortion payment. Now, one crime group has started using hacked Facebook accounts to run ads publicly pressuring their ransomware victims into paying up.

Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part IV: Cryptocrime

Krebs on Security

Three stories here last week pored over several years’ worth of internal chat records stolen from the Conti ransomware group, the most profitable ransomware gang in operation today. penned a two-part analysis on why smart contracts will make ransomware more profitable.

Customer Care Giant TTEC Hit By Ransomware

Krebs on Security

TTEC , [ NASDAQ: TTEC ], a company used by some of the world’s largest brands to help manage customer support and sales online and over the phone, is dealing with disruptions from a network security incident resulting from a ransomware attack, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Persist

Security Boulevard

Ransomware attacks launched against healthcare providers are on the rise as 2021 draws to a close. The HHS Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool points to several high-impact ransomware attacks related to the healthcare industry.

Details of the REvil Ransomware Attack

Schneier on Security

ArsTechnica has a good story on the REvil ransomware attack of last weekend, with technical details: This weekend’s attack was carried out with almost surgical precision. Uncategorized cyberattack malware ransomware Russia supply chain vulnerabilities zero-day

10 Strategies to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Security Boulevard

A ransomware attack can hold your organization’s data hostage. Here are some ways to stop ransomware attacks. Teach User Awareness A key line of defense against ransomware attacks is the users of the computer systems within your organization.

Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack

Krebs on Security

NASDAQ:RCM ], one of the nation’s largest medical debt collection companies, has been hit in a ransomware attack. R1 RCM acknowledged taking down its systems in response to a ransomware attack, but otherwise declined to comment for this story. R1 RCM Inc.

Death Kitty Ransomware and BlackMatter Ransomware details

CyberSecurity Insiders

Death Kitty Ransomware that targeted South African Port Transnet has disrupted the networks, forcing the company to declare Force Majeure at Container Terminals and Cargo shifting, forcing the staff to switch to manual paper and pen work.

Ransomware Attack on Omnicell

CyberSecurity Insiders

Omnicell, an American healthcare technology provider has released a press statement that its IT Infrastructure was targeted by ransomware early this month, affecting its internal systems severely. The post Ransomware Attack on Omnicell appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Ransomware Now Leaking Stolen Documents

Schneier on Security

Originally, ransomware didn't involve any data theft. Now ransomware is increasingly involving both encryption and exfiltration. Recently, the aerospace company Visser Precision was hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware. blackmail dataloss doxing encryption ransomware

Ransomware: 8 Things That You Must Know

Joseph Steinberg

While ransomware may seem like a straightforward concept, people who are otherwise highly-knowledgeable seem to cite erroneous information about ransomware on a regular basis. As such, I would like to point out 8 essential points about ransomware.

Ransomware Whack-a-Mole

Security Boulevard

It’s commonly used to describe cybersecurity and the ransomware news this week illustrates why Whack-a-Mole is an appropriate metaphor. The post Ransomware Whack-a-Mole appeared first on Security Boulevard. Pretty much everyone is familiar with the carnival game Whack-a-Mole.

Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

Krebs on Security

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. Ransomware BleepingComputer Diebold Nixdorf Emsisoft Fabian Wosar Lawrence Abrams ProLock ransomware