Ransomware in 2022: We're all screwed

Ransomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the “golden era” for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new…

New Ransomware Family Deployed in Log4Shell Attacks

Recently a public exploit for the major zero-day vulnerability known as ‘Log4Shell’ in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging platform has been made available. Log4j is a development platform that enables…

Oregon medical group notifies 750,000 patients of breach, says FBI seized accounts from HelloKitty ransomware

The Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG) said it suffered a ransomware attack in July that led to the breach of sensitive employee and patient information. The breach involves the information of…

Technical Advisory: Zero-day critical vulnerability in Log4j2 exploited in the wild

On December 9, 2021, Apache disclosed CVE-2021-44228, a remote code execution vulnerability – assigned with a severity of 10 (the highest possible risk score). The source of the vulnerability is Log4j,…

Indian PM Modi’s Twitter Account HACKED for Bitcoin scam

This was the second time that a Twitter account linked to PM Modi got compromised for a Bitcoin-related scam. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official Twitter handle (@narendramodi) got briefly…

Ascendex cryptocurrency exchange hacked – $77 million stolen

Ascendex has lost $77 million worth of RC20, BSC, and Polygon tokens to cyberattack. A popular cryptocurrency exchange, Ascendex has become the latest victim of a security breach, letting hackers…

Hackers steal $120m from Badger Defi and $30m from MonoX

MonoX security breach was caused by a bug in smart contracts meanwhile Badger is still investigating the incident. Two DeFi projects BadgerDAO and MonoX are the latest victims of security…

Toss a Coin to your Helper (Part 2 of 2)

Avast –  Avast –  In the first posting of this series, we looked at a clipboard stealer belonging to the MyKings botnet. In this second part of the blog series,…

Watch Out for Ransomware Attacks During Holidays, FBI and CISA Warn

“‘Tis the season to be jolly” and more careful than ever. As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and Americans get ready to celebrate it with their families and leave work aside,…

Suspect arrested in 'ransom your employer' criminal scheme

A Nigerian man has been arrested in connection to a scheme attempting to lure insiders to deploy ransomware on employer systems. On November 22, security expert Brian Krebs reported that…