Canadian NetWalker ransomware defendant agrees to plead guilty in US court

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Canadian man arrested early last year for his role in the NetWalker ransomware attacks agreed to plead guilty to four…

De-anonymizing ransomware domains on the dark web

By Paul Eubanks. We have developed three techniques to identify ransomware operators’ dark websites hosted on public IP addresses, allowing us to uncover previously unknown infrastructure for the DarkAngels, Snatch,…

Fake Copyright Emails Used to Deploy LockBit Ransomware

The LockBit ransomware is a kind of malicious software that is aimed to prevent users’ access to computer systems in return for a ransom payment. LockBit works by scanning a…

How to Mitigate Ransomware?

Nowadays, the majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) are most concerned about ransomware, which has emerged as one of the biggest security threats. Ransomware attacks not only affect large…

Avos ransomware group expands with new attack arsenal

By Flavio Costa, Chris Neal and Guilherme Venere. In a recent customer engagement, we observed a month-long AvosLocker campaign. The attackers utilized several different tools, including Cobalt Strike, Sliver and…

Security Breach at Flagstar Bank Affects 1.5 Million Clients

Flagstar Bank is a financial institution with its headquarters located in Michigan and is one of the major residential mortgage servicers in the United States, being ranked among the top…

Petya Ransomware: History, Targets, How it works

When it comes to ransomware, this sophisticated piece of malware that blocks the victim’s access to files until a ransom is paid, Petya ransomware is surely one that has stirred…

Latin America governments are prime targets for ransomware due to lack of resources, analysis argues

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Some Latin American countries may present as easy targets for ransomware attackers due to a general deficit of cyber resources, specifically…

Ransomware Distribution: How One Infection Can Go Network-Wide

Ransomware’s undisputed notoriety extends far beyond its selectively destructive capabilities. Not unlike a (computer worm) this type of malware has an innate system- and device-skipping ability making it able to…

Avaddon Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know

The imagination of cyber criminals seems to be unlimited when it comes to developing new methods to obtain what they want from their victims. We often hear about new ransomware…