Items tagged with Ransomware

Just yesterday, we reported on The Telegraph's report claiming that NVIDIA had suffered a cyber-attack. NVIDIA didn't provide any details, but the company's statement that it was "investigating an incident" was admission enough. As it stood last night, it seemed clear something had happened, but we didn't know... Read more...
A number of cybersecurity experts and teams have recently released reports going over cybersecurity data from 2021 and detailing the growing ransomware threat. We covered a report revealing which industries and countries were hit the most by ransomware, as well as a report that ransomware attacks doubled in... Read more...
Having entered a new year, cybersecurity experts, researchers, and companies are reflecting on 2021 and assessing the state of cybersecurity so that we can better understand and prepare for threats going forward. Unfortunately, the outlook going forward into 2022 seems pretty disheartening as far as ransomware is... Read more...
It felt like we were constantly reading about data compromises last year. Unfortunately, this statement is not far from the truth. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 1,862 data compromises in 2021. The overall number of data compromises was up by 63% from 2020 and the number of... Read more...
There’s a new White Rabbit on the loose. While it does involve hackers, it’s got nothing to do with Neo. Instead, it’s yet another new ransomware family that recently appeared, targeting financial institutions. Possibly a side operation of the FIN8 hacking group, White Rabbit was recently used to attack a US bank... Read more...
It is a good idea to always be wary of packages, especially if you are not expecting one. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned American companies that cybercriminals are sending USB drives with ransomware in the mail. The cybercriminals have attempted to mimic legitimate institutions... Read more...
You may not be aware of this, faithful HotHardware reader, but ransomware attacks are rarely random. More commonly, it's an operator within a group who targets a specific organization or network looking for a hefty payout. One such group is the organization AvosLocker, who uses a tool by the same name to encrypt... Read more...
Are you tired of hearing about Log4shell yet? Well settle in, because a top-3-worst-security-exploit-ever doesn't vanish overnight. Microsoft updated its article about the flaw (which we mentioned on Wednesday) once again, this time with some notes about protecting "non-Microsoft-hosted Minecraft servers." Indeed... Read more...
Criminal ransomware distributors have evolved dramatically over the past few years. Operators that were once splinter groups or lone individuals have become highly sophisticated and organized. Security experts say it’s not getting any better, either. Rather, some say we’re in the “golden era of ransomware” and 2022... Read more...
This is the time of year for giving thanks, munching on fried turkey (you are frying it, right?) and delicious side dishes, and shopping bargains on gaming laptops, TVs, and everything else. It's also when ransomware and other digital crooks ramp up their efforts to ruin the holidays. As such, the Federal Bureau of... Read more...
Russian hackers are reaching out to Chinese threat actors in an attempt to share tips and collaborate on cyber attacks. This comes at a time where there has been an increase in activity of Mandarin and Chinese-speaking players on RAMP and other communities across the dark web. RAMP was created last summer by a... Read more...
The United States Department of State is looking to the public for help in nabbing members of the ransomware group, REvil. This comes as ransomware continues to be an ever growing problem and concern for not only the government, but companies and individuals alike. With each advancement of technology and... Read more...
Cheaters never prosper, especially when they are being targeted by ransomware-laden files scattered about the internet. Whether or not comeuppance like this is deserved, Japanese Minecraft players looking for alternate accounts to cheat or circumvent bans are being infected by the Chaos ransomware variant in a ghastly... Read more...
Do you use BQE Software's BillQuick? If you do, go update it—immediately. Huntress ThreatOps identified nine zero-day vulnerabilities in BillQuick Web Suite, a time and billing software that the publisher claims is in use by over 400,000 users worldwide. The most serious vulnerability is an all-too-common SQL... Read more...
The US government reported earlier this month that ransomware payments topped $81 million dollars in the first quarter of 2021 alone. This fact is in part the reason why the US government is looking to add new laws to combat ransomware. This also creates an environment where groups like Fin7 find creative ways of... Read more...
Malware on Windows devices has become a real problem in the last few years, specifically with a recent uptick in ransomware. It appears that Microsoft has been trying to combat this issue, though, with updates to Microsoft Defender, so it has more teeth than ever before. However, what if Microsoft is part of the... Read more...
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and it may feel like there is no recourse for many victims. A new law has been proposed in the United States by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Deborah Ross to attempt to address that, but with an added dilemma. The new law, the Ransomware Disclosure Act, would require... Read more...
A lot of folks buying (legitimate) software are disgruntled about the rise of "software as a service," or SaaS. Proponents claim that the continued payments enable further development of useful applications, while opponents complain that they end up paying far more than they might under a more traditional "buy to own"... Read more...
Ransomware infections have been on the rise lately, affecting companies like Gigabyte or, more famously, Kaseya. Subsequently, the fight against the ransomware plague needs to meet and exceed threat actors’ efforts, and Microsoft is looking to help. In collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center... Read more...
Some of Gigabyte's support sites have been taken offline, the result of an apparent ransomware attack in which a hacking group claims to be in possession of sensitive data, and is holding it hostage. If a ransom is not paid, the culprits say they will publish 112 gigabytes of stolen files, including ones containing... Read more...
High-reward ransomware appears to be all the rage right now after the REvil hacking group executed the Kaseya attack, encrypting over 1,500 businesses. Now, Saudi Aramco has confirmed a data leak today following an extortionist who demanded $50 million after claiming to have sized a large quantity of data from the... Read more...
Though notorious hacking group REvil has gone offline, companies are still reeling from the effects of the Kaseya ransomware attack. However, it seems the Florida-based remote-management software company has obtained a universal decryptor key and is working with all its customers to rectify the situation. Just before... Read more...
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