Ransomware and Recent Variants

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  1. JRViejo

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    Ransomware Profile: LockBit
    https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/38915/ransomware-profile-lockbit/
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - July 23rd 2021 - Kaseya decrypted
    July 23, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...n-ransomware-july-23rd-2021-kaseya-decrypted/
     
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    ‘Holy moly!’: Inside Texas’ fight against a ransomware hack
    July 26, 2021
    https://apnews.com/article/technolo...exas-hacking-47e23be2d9d90d67383c1bd6cee5aef7
     
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    Businesses take those systems that they fork out big bucks on to buy and have set up by the salesmen's so-called technicians completely for granted. Many are discovering just the same as others that it's not a cut n dry routine sale but they go merrily along in false confidence all they need do is update it from it's vendor from time to time.

    It's now to the point that those tech businesses better be employing expert security experts along with the common ordinary installers they send out to hook up those networks. And if they refuse or don't? They will almost aways find eventually that all that money and effort spent to run things can be taken down in a heartbeat once it's their turn to be targeted.

    Installers ARE NOT security savy or experts as they later discover they been Popped! Then it's game over. Business comes to a screeching halt. Then the fun begins and the smiles turn to frowns.

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    D-BOX recovers from ransomware cyberattack and announces the gradual resumption of its activities
    July 28, 2021
    https://www.wallstreet-online.de/na...nces-the-gradual-resumption-of-its-activities
     
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    Biden: Severe cyberattacks could escalate to 'real shooting war' (bleepingcomputer.com)

    Excerpt:

    "I can't guarantee this, and you're as informed as I am, but I think it's more likely we're going to end up — well, if we end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power, it's going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach of great consequence."

    He named Russia and China as the USA's partners and "possibly mortal competitors down the road," saying that working together on existential threats such as climate change should prevent the US from keeping a "watchful eye on what the ultimate objective of the other team is."
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - July 30th 2021 - €1 billion saved
    July 30, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...in-ransomware-july-30th-2021-1-billion-saved/
     
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    Insurance Broker Gallagher Sued Over Ransomware Attack
    August 2, 2021
    https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2021/08/02/625430.htm
     
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    A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware
    August 3, 2021
    https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/03/atv-venture-capital-ransomware/
     
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    "U.S. Taps Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others to Help Fight Ransomware, Cyber Threats...

    The U.S. government is enlisting the help of tech companies, including Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Google, to bolster the country’s critical infrastructure defenses against cyber threats...

    The Department of Homeland Security, on Thursday, is formally unveiling the initiative called the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative. The effort will initially focus on combating ransomware and cyberattacks on cloud-computing providers...

    Ultimately...it aims to improve defense planning and information sharing between government and the private sector...

    'This will uniquely bring people together in peacetime, so that we can plan for how we’re going to respond in wartime'..."

    [Paywall]

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-ta...lp-fight-ransomware-cyber-threats-11628168400
     
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    "Disgruntled ransomware affiliate leaks the Conti gang’s technical manuals

    A disgruntled member of the Conti ransomware program has leaked today the manuals and technical guides used by the Conti gang to train affiliate members on how to access, move laterally, and escalate access inside a hacked company and then exfiltrate its data before encrypting files.

    Leaked on an underground cybercrime forum named XSS earlier today, the files were shared by an individual who appears to have had an issue with the low amount of money the Conti gang was paying them to breach corporate networks...

    This archive includes 37 text files with instructions on how to use various hacking tools and even legitimate software during a network intrusion..."

    https://therecord.media/disgruntled-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-the-conti-gangs-technical-manuals/

    "Angry Conti ransomware affiliate leaks gang's attack playbook..."

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/angry-conti-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-gangs-attack-playbook/
     
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    Joplin: City computer shutdown was ransomware attack
    August 5, 2021
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    Linux version of BlackMatter ransomware targets VMware ESXi servers
    August 5, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...atter-ransomware-targets-vmware-esxi-servers/
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - August 6th 2021 - Insider threat edition
    August 6, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...mware-august-6th-2021-insider-threat-edition/
     
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    eCh0raix ransomware now targets both QNAP and Synology NAS devices
    August 10, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...w-targets-both-qnap-and-synology-nas-devices/
     
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    Ransomware runs rampant, so how can you combat this threat?
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/08/10/ransomware-runs-rampant-how-combat-this-threat/
     
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    Experts Shed Light On New Russian Malware-as-a-Service Written in Rust
    https://thehackernews.com/2021/08/experts-shed-light-on-new-russian.html
     
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    SynAck ransomware gang releases decryption keys for old victims
    August 12, 2021
    https://therecord.media/synack-ransomware-gang-releases-decryption-keys-for-old-victims/
     
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    Delaware County, Pa., plans cybersecurity upgrade after ransomware attack
    August 12, 2021
    https://statescoop.com/delaware-county-pa-plans-cybersecurity-upgrade-after-ransomware-attack/
     
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    The Week in Ransomware - August 13th 2021 - The rise of LockBit
    August 13, 2021
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...somware-august-13th-2021-the-rise-of-lockbit/
     
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    Scripps Health Reports Financial Toll of Ransomware Attack
    August 13, 2021
    https://www.govinfosecurity.com/scripps-health-reports-financial-toll-ransomware-attack-a-17288
     
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    DeepBlueMagic Ransomware Strain Discovered by Heimdal™ – New Ransomware, New Method
    August 12, 2021
    https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/deepbluemagic-new-ransomware-discovered/
     
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    Brazilian National Treasury hit with ransomware attack
    Assessments so far did not find damage to key systems, according to the government.
    August 17, 2021
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/brazilian-national-treasury-hit-with-ransomware-attack/
     
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