CISA says BlackMatter ransomware group behind recent attacks on agriculture companies

CISA, the FBI and NSA officially implicated the BlackMatter ransomware group in the recent attacks on two agriculture companies, confirming the assessments of some security researchers who said the gang…

$5.2 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Transactions Related to Ransomware

This is the result of the work of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) investigators, of the US Treasury Department. As reported by BleepingComputer, after reviewing 2,184 SARs (Suspicious Activity…

REvil Ransomware’s Tor Sites Were Hijacked

REvil/Sodinokibi is highly evasive and upgraded ransomware, which uses a special social engineering move, as the ones who spread it will threaten to double the ransom if not paid within…

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months The US Treasury has tracked $5.2bn worth of Bitcoin transactions likely to have been ransomware payments in the first half…

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

More than $5 billion in bitcoin transactions has been tied to the top ten ransomware variants, according to a report released by the US Treasury on Friday.  The department’s Financial…

Double Extorsion Ransomware: The New Normal

With more and more businesses learning how to avoid paying huge amounts of money to ransomware actors by maintaining up-to-date backups and having disaster recovery plans in place, the number…

More and More Companies Are Getting Hit with Ransomware

The increasing frequency and size of ransomware attacks are becoming a huge concern for thousands of organizations globally. All over the world, threat actors take advantage of security vulnerabilities and…

Top 5 Healthcare Cyber Attacks and Threats

Even before the novel coronavirus pandemic, which forced healthcare organizations to shift to provide patients remote care and telemedicine rapidly, the healthcare industry had already embraced the cloud, as well…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | August 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing ransomware news, trends, and research from the previous month. Read the debut issue (July 2021) here. Highlight of the month:…

A Backdoor Was Added by the REvil Ransomware Developers in an Attempt to Cheat Affiliates

The REvil ransomware operators may have been hijacking ransom negotiations, and cutting their affiliates of payments. As explained by my colleague Elena, REvil is a highly evasive and upgraded RaaS…