Tag: ransomware

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Update: Schneider Electric hit by Cactus ransomware

Update: Schneider Electric hit by Cactus ransomware

Update 20/02/2024 - The Cactus hackers claim to have stolen 1.5TB of data. As proof, they leaked 25MB of the data on the dark web. They also published snapshots of US citizens' passports and scans of documents with a non-disclosure agreement. Original - French multinational Schneider Electric ha... Read more

date3 months ago
Ransomware payments reach record high: more than 1 billion euros

Ransomware payments reach record high: more than 1 billion euros

Last year, more than $1.1 billion (€1 billion) in ransom payments were made following a cyber attack. This beats the record from 2021. This is according to figures from Chainalysis. In 2021, ransomware payments amounted to $983 million, but the following year saw a significant drop. The amount... Read more

date4 months ago
AnyDesk hit by hack, certificates have been replaced

AnyDesk hit by hack, certificates have been replaced

AnyDesk was recently hit by a hack on its production systems in which certificates may have been stolen. It is said to not be a ransomware attack. No login credentials were captured, because they are not stored. According to AnyDesk, after the incident, a security audit revealed that some of the... Read more

date4 months ago
CyberArk releases online ransomware decryptor

CyberArk releases online ransomware decryptor

CyberArk recently released an online version of its open-source White Phoenix ransomware decryptor. With it, the company aims to help ransomware victims get their files back. CyberArk's White Phoenix ransomware decryptor was already available as a Python project on GitHub, but the security compa... Read more

date4 months ago
Majority of organizations pay up after ransomware attack

Majority of organizations pay up after ransomware attack

A new report from Barracuda Networks shows that cyber incidents are costing organizations millions. Attacks are also becoming a lot more sophisticated, with fears about the impact of AI. 57 percent of the 1,917 IT security professionals surveyed said they had experienced one or more cyber attack... Read more

date4 months ago
LockBit 3.0 steals financial data from Subway

LockBit 3.0 steals financial data from Subway

LockBit 3.0 criminals carried out a successful ransomware attack on Subway. The group reportedly stole gigabytes of sensitive financial information. A group using the LockBit 3.0 ransomware to carry out attacks managed to infiltrate Subway, The Register reports. The attack was carried out by hij... Read more

date4 months ago
Thirty percent more cyber attacks in 2023

Thirty percent more cyber attacks in 2023

Companies worldwide faced more cyber attacks in 2023. This was noted by Check Point Research researchers in their annual review. Last year, organizations had to deal with more cyber attacks. This is the conclusion of Checkpoint Research specialists in their annual report. More specifically, ... Read more

date4 months ago
Dutch police and Cisco Talos take down Babuk Tortilla ransomware

Dutch police and Cisco Talos take down Babuk Tortilla ransomware

Cooperation between Cisco Talos and the Dutch police has led to disabling the Babuk ransomware's Tortilla variant. The hacker responsible has been arrested, and a very commonly used decryption tool has been discovered. Recently, the possible mastermind behind Babuk Tortilla was apprehended in Am... Read more

date5 months ago
Follow-on extortion campaign attacks Akira and Royal victims

Follow-on extortion campaign attacks Akira and Royal victims

Victims of the Akira and Royal ransomware face additional extortion attempts. The methods used in the "follow-on extortion campaign" are pretty unique. That is the finding of researchers of Arctic Wolf. Victims were supposedly offered help in the new extortion attempt. "This is the first publish... Read more

date5 months ago
‘Paying ransomware gangs should be prohibited’

‘Paying ransomware gangs should be prohibited’

A total ban on paying hackers in ransomware attacks is the only solution to this troublesome problem. This is stated by security specialist Emisoft in response to a recent report on the impact of ransomware attacks. According to Emisoft, a legal total ban on paying after a ransomware attack is t... Read more

date5 months ago
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