Conti Ransomware Threat Rising as Group Gains Affiliates

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Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Ransomware

Playbook Leak Reveals Effective Training Program for Less-Sophisticated Affiliates Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September 3, 2021     Signs of a Conti intrusion aimed at forcibly encrypting VEEAM software backups (Source: Vitali Kremez)

As the United States heads into a holiday weekend, experts are warning that ransomware-wielding attackers are sure to unleash crypto-locking chaos in the coming days.

See Also: Threat Briefing: Ransomware

White House officials say they have no intelligence tied to any specific attack, but they are sounding a cautionary note based on attackers’ typical behavior. “Attackers view holidays and weekends – especially holiday weekends – as attractive timeframes in which to target potential victims, including small and large businesses,” the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned this week.

Such warnings are being sounded by numerous security researchers

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