Threat from Organized Cybercrime Syndicates Is Rising

Europol reports that criminal groups are undermining the EU’s economy and its society, offering everything from murder-for-hire to kidnapping, torture and mutilation. From encrypting communications to fencing ill-gotten gains on…

Pysa Ransomware: Overview, Operation Mode, Prevention

At the very least, the Pysa ransomware was first deployed in October 2018. The initial versions of the ransomware created encrypted files with the “.locked” extension, which is common among…

BazarBackdoor now abuses Windows 10 apps feature in 'call me back' attack

A Microsoft Windows 10 app feature is being abused in a new phishing campaign spreading the BazarBackdoor malware.  On Thursday, researchers from Sophos Labs said the attack was noticed after…

BazarBackdoor now abuses Windows 10 app feature in 'call me back' attack

A Microsoft Windows 10 app feature is being abused in a new phishing campaign spreading the BazarBackdoor malware.  On Thursday, researchers from Sophos Labs said the attack was noticed after…

Native Tribal Casinos Taking Millions in Ransomware Losses

An FBI notification is warning of an uptick in attacks against tribal casinos. Ransomware groups have made millions off attacks on native tribal casinos in the U.S., just over the…

FBI: Ransomware groups tying attacks to 'significant financial events'

The FBI has released a new report saying ransomware groups are increasingly using “significant financial events” as leverage during their attacks. According to the FBI, ransomware groups are using events…

Minecraft Alt Lists Used by Chaos Ransomware

Chaos ransomware is an in-development ransomware builder that is being advertised as the latest iteration of Ryuk on underground hacker forums. Fake Minecraft alt lists published on gaming forums are used…

BlackMatter Group Speeds Up Data Theft with New Tool

BlackMatter Group Speeds Up Data Theft with New Tool Security researchers have discovered a new data exfiltration tool designed to accelerate information theft for ransomware groups using the BlackMatter variant.…

Suspected Trickbot Malware Developer Faces 60 Years in Jail

Suspected Trickbot Malware Developer Faces 60 Years in Jail A suspected member of the infamous Trickbot group has been extradited to the US, where he faces decades behind bars if…

FIN7 Lures Unwitting Security Pros to Carry Out Ransomware Attacks

The infamous Carbanak operator is moving is looking to juice its ransomware game by recruiting IT staff to its fake Bastion Secure ‘pen-testing’ company. The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind…