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…

How to Recover From a Ransomware Attack

The results of a ransomware attack are different for every organization. You might have paid the ransom and the hackers came through with their end of the deal, i.e. gave you…

Cyber Security Giant Mandiant Denies Hacking Claims By LockBit Ransomware

According to a Mandiant representative, the company was aware of LockBit 2.0 claims, but there was no evidence of a cyberattack as yet. The infamous ransomware-as-a-service group using a variant of…

LockBit 2.0 gang claims Mandiant as latest victim; Mandiant sees no evidence of it

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A prominent ransomware group claimed Monday it has successfully attacked cybersecurity giant Mandiant, and will release company files. LockBit 2.0 — a…

Decrypted: TaRRaK Ransomware

Avast –  Avast –  The TaRRaK ransomware appeared in June of 2021. This ransomware contains many coding errors, so we decided to publish a small blog about them. Samples of…

U.S. cybersecurity officials issue notice on Karakurt extortion group

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A trio of U.S. government agencies on Wednesday issued an advisory with technical details related to the Karakurt data extortion gang,…

Evil Corp affiliates are using off-the-shelf ransomware to evade sanctions

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely affiliated with the notorious Russian cybercrime group Evil Corp are using off-the-shelf ransomware to evade U.S. sanctions, researchers at…