‘Hackers breach Microsoft SQL servers to deploy Trigona ransomware’
The malware exploits a Windows vulnerability to "perform malicious behaviours".
Hackers are distributing Trigona ransomware via internet-exposed Microsoft SQL (MS-SQL) servers, according to a report in BleepingComputer. The externally accessible or poorly protected servers are being breached vi... Read more
Panasonic suffers yet another cyber attack
The breach is the second attack in six months.
Panasonic has confirmed its Canadian operations were hit by a cyberattack, less than six months after the company last fell victim to hackers.
In a statement provided to TechCrunch, Panasonic said that it was a victim of a “targeted cybersecuri... Read more
MountLocker ransomware is now spreading via criminal affiliates
Security researchers at Blackberry say that a new strain of ransomware has popped up that uses affiliates to spread malware. Since July, the researchers say that MountLocker has been available as ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) and was updated this November to broaden the file types it targets and h... Read more
IBM Security X-Force sees surge in ransomware attacks in June
The amounts demanded as ransom are also exploding, up to as much as $40 million.
IBM reports that as of September 2020, one in four attacks that its Security X-Force Incident Response has remediated this year have been caused by ransomware.
In addition, ransomware incidents appeared to explo... Read more