Ransomware and Recent Variants

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  1. mood

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    GetCrypt Ransomware Brute Forces Credentials, Decryptor Released
    May 22, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...-brute-forces-credentials-decryptor-released/
    Emsisoft releases a free decrypter for the GetCrypt Ransomware / Download
     
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    Baltimore Struggles to Rebuild Systems after Refusing to Pay Bitcoin Ransom
    https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender....ter-refusing-to-pay-bitcoin-ransom-21227.html
     
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    Augustana College Hit By Ransomware Attack
    May 13, 2019
    https://www.wvik.org/post/augustana-college-hit-ransomware-attack
    After data breach, Augustana College alumni are demanding answers
    May 23, 2019
    https://qconline.com/news/local/edu...cle_679dd2ee-95f1-5fb4-b812-f67bef00436f.html
     
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    Re Baltimore:

    "An unbreakable algorithm

    The hackers used a ransomware called RobinHood — an extremely powerful and malicious program that makes it impossible to access server data without a digital key. Replicating that key without the hackers is impossible, says Rubin (a Johns Hopkins computer science professor and cybersecurity expert), who has testified about his field before Congress.

    'I don't even think that the NSA would be able to break this algorithm,' he said. 'It's believed by the cryptographic community, both the theoreticians as well as the practitioners, to be unbreakable by today's technologies.'..."

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/21/7251...ttacks-on-baltimore-put-city-services-offline
     
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    Google shut out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack
    The company has since fixed the problem
    May 23, 2019

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/23/18637638/google-gmail-baltimore-ransomware-attacks
     
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    Ransomware attacks double in first quarter: Beazley
    May 23, 2019
    https://www.businessinsurance.com/a...mware-attacks-double-in-first-quarter-Beazley
    Beazley breach insights - May 2019 -- Ransomware attacks skyrocket, Q1 2019
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - May 24th 2019 - Smacking 'Em Down With Decryptors
    May 25, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...y-24th-2019-smacking-em-down-with-decryptors/
     
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    City of Laredo office recovering from ransomware virus
    May 24, 2019
    https://www.lmtonline.com/local/art...ffice-recovering-from-ransomware-13890519.php
     
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    "Baltimore says it will not pay ransom after cyberattack

    The US city of Baltimore, a victim this month of a cyberattack that paralyzed part of its computer network, will not pay a ransom to undo the damage, Mayor Bernard Young said Tuesday.

    Hackers reportedly had demanded $100,000 in bitcoin, but Young told a news conference 'I'm not considering" paying it.

    'As a matter of fact, we are going to work with other cities, encouraging them not to pay either,' he said..."

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7079621/Baltimore-says-not-pay-ransom-cyberattack.html
     
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    "Maryland Universities, Other Agencies Teaming In Effort To Put An End To Crippling Cyberattack Impacting Baltimore...

    Tuesday, Mayor Jack Young said that there is no timeframe for when the city’s computer system may be fully functional...

    'This is a big, complicated, offensive weapon in cyber warfare that was never intended to attack smallish cities like Baltimore, but is now loose on the dark web,' cybersecurity expert Michael Greenberger said. 'Anybody can pick it up, use it and just cause havoc.'

    Greenberger said UMB and other Universities and agencies around Maryland have volunteered to help restore the systems.

    'This massive amount of cyber brainpower that resides in this area has to be brought to bear on this to help the city,' Greenberger said.

    https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019...to-crippling-cyberattack-impacting-baltimore/
     
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    Sodinokibi Ransomware Pushed via Foreclosure Warning Spam

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...nsomware-pushed-via-foreclosure-warning-spam/


     
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    Maze Ransomware Says Computer Type Determines Ransom Amount

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...-says-computer-type-determines-ransom-amount/

     
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    The Week in Ransomware - May 31st 2019 - Maze, Sodinokibi, and More
    May 31, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...mware-may-31st-2019-maze-sodinokibi-and-more/
     
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    Ruppersberger: NSA has no evidence EternalBlue was in Baltimore attack
     
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    Ransomware isn’t just a big city problem
    May 31, 2019
    https://blog.malwarebytes.com/ransomware/2019/05/ransomware-isnt-just-a-big-city-problem/
     
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    Pharma-testing biz Eurofins Scientific says it fell victim to 'new version' of malware
    June 3, 2019
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/03/eurofins_scientific_malware_breach/
     
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    Baltimore Ransomware Attacker Was Behind Now-Suspended Twitter Account
    June 3, 2019
    https://www.darkreading.com/threat-...now-suspended-twitter-account-/d/d-id/1334860
     
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    The RIG Exploit Kit is Now Pushing the Buran Ransomware

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...loit-kit-is-now-pushing-the-buran-ransomware/
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - June 7th 2019 - GandCrab Retires
    June 7, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...in-ransomware-june-7th-2019-gandcrab-retires/
     
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    Auburn Food Bank Hit by Ransomware
    June 10, 2019
    https://auburnexaminer.com/auburn-food-bank-hit-by-ransomware/
    Food Bank Hit By Ransomware, Needs Your Charity to Rebuild
     
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    'Triple Threat' cyberattack cripples City Hall in Lake City
    Email systems & landline phones left inoperable after ransomware attack
    June 10, 2019

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/flori...reat-cyber-attack-hits-city-hall-in-lake-city
    Press Release: Lake City: Cyber Attack Targets City Hall
     
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    City ransomed by hacker
    June 11, 2019
    https://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/city-ransomed-by-hacker/2069644320
     
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    pyLocky Decryptor Released by French Authorities
    June 13, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/pylocky-decryptor-released-by-french-authorities/
    Getting the pyLocky Decryptor: https://www.cybermalveillance.gouv.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PyLocky_Decryptor_V1_V2.zip
     
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