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Research: Egregor ransomware dismantled
SophosNews

Sophos researchers have taken a close look at the egregor ransomware. Is the ransomware the secret heir to Maze? The report “Egregor ransomware: Maze's heir apparent,” relies on several incidents Egregor has been involved in since September. Among other things, Sophos researchers found: Different tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for attacks by different authors, which show how much criminal RaaS customers can vary their attack approaches and thus make defense protection more difficult. B. the use of the ChaCha and RSA encryption algorithms connections between Egregor and Sekhmet (Egregor is a derivative of ...

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Ransomware techniques for targeted attacks
Trend Micro News

Emerging ransomware techniques for targeted attacks, as well as different types of ransomware with different routines. Trend Micro's 2020 semi-annual report shows that the number of ransomware infections has decreased, but the amount of money paid to access the encrypted data has increased. The cyber criminals focused particularly on institutions and companies for whom access to their data and the restoration of their systems is of essential importance. This need is reflected in the sum of the ransom demand. Different types of ransomware Also how cybercriminals use targeted attacks ...

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2020: The year of fake news
Fake news home office

2020: The year of fake news, corona-related scams and ransomware. This year the coronavirus has got a grip on both the real world and the cyber world. Other topics include home office, deep fakes, phishing attacks, mobile adware and stalkerware. Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy solutions, looks back on some of the most recognizable cyber threats of the year. 2020 was dominated by the coronavirus that hit the whole world, including the cyber world. As Avast has found, cyber criminals took advantage of the pandemic, targeting scams and launching phishing attacks in order to ...

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APT forecasts 2021: changed attack strategies
APT forecast 2021

APT forecasts 2021: Kaspersky experts expect changed attack strategies and new vulnerabilities. In the focus of APT actors: 5G, network applications and multi-level attacks. The Kaspersky experts present their predictions in the area of ​​Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) for the year 2021. Due to the increased attack surface, structural and strategic changes will occur with regard to targeted attacks. APT actors will probably target network applications, increasingly look for 5G vulnerabilities and carry out multi-stage attacks. However, there is also a bright spot: there will be actions against cybercriminal activities, such as the sale of zero days. The annual forecasts were made on ...

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Companies expect ransomware to increase
Ransomware Extortion Money Encrypted

Bitdefender study: 46% of German respondents believe that their company would pay a ransom if necessary. German companies expect an increase in ransomware, according to Liviu Arsene, global cybersecurity researcher at Bitdefender. Ransomware remains a hit. This was most recently highlighted by the annual report of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI): Ransomware is "still one of the greatest threats to companies, authorities and other institutions as well as to private users" (https://www.bsi.bund.de /DE/Publikationen/Lageberichte/lageberichte_node.html). It is clear that most companies' protective measures are not keeping pace with the evolving strategies of cyber criminals. New figures on the extent to which ransom attacks in Germany in the wake of the ...

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Digital Guardian introduces protection against Ryuk ransomware
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

Digital Guardian Introduces Protection Against Ryuk Ransomware; Free new security package for Digital Guardian customers. Digital Guardian, a leading provider of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR), has developed a new ransomware protection content pack to detect and defend against the Ryuk blackmail trojan. The solution is available free of charge to all Digital Guardian customers worldwide. Unlike traditional data security solutions, Digital Guardian's Data Protection Platform offers deep visibility and granular controls. This enables companies to prevent data loss and combat advanced threats. Ryuk Ransomware Protection Content Pack ...

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Newly discovered: Buer malware dropper
SophosNews

Sophos Rapid Response Team detects new Buer malware. Rapid intervention by specialist teams can protect companies from major damage from cyber attacks. After Sophos officially went live with its Rapid Response Service at the end of October 2020, the security specialists exposed the first known use of the Buer malware dropper to smuggle in ransomware. Sophos Rapid Response made this discovery while defusing a Ryuk ransomware attack that is part of a wave of Ryuk attacks using new tools, techniques, and techniques. In this incident, the attackers used a new variant of Buer to destroy the Ryuk ransomware.

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Ransomware attacks change priorities
Encryption ransomware study

A global study by Sophos shows that companies that have been affected by ransomware have different priorities after an attack than companies that have not previously had contact with it. Ransomware definitely has an impact on the professional self-confidence of IT managers. Sophos presents further figures from its global study on ransomware. The results summarized in the section "Cybersecurity: The Human Challenge" show, along with many other important factors, above all: Companies that have been affected by ransomware have changed forever as a result. And: The role of qualified professionals in the field of cybersecurity has never been more crucial than it is today….

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FIN11 hacker group discovered
Fireeye News

The security specialist Mandiant Threat Intelligence (FireEye) has observed a financially motivated group of hackers and registered it under the new name “FIN11”. The group is responsible for some of the largest and longest-running malware campaigns Mandiant has seen against FIN groups. The financially motivated hackers have recently focused on ransomware and extortion as aggressive ransomware campaigns have grown in popularity among cyber criminals. Dangerous ransomware as a weapon of attack The most important facts about FIN11 and the detailed report can be found below, a summary can be found on the FireEye blog. Matching articles for ...

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Healthcare cybersecurity
Ransomware attack encryption data theft

After a fatal incident in the Düsseldorf hospital due to a ransomware attack, Malwarebytes security researchers recommend more prevention and more cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. The ransomware attack that took place in late September 2020 and was believed to have contributed significantly to the death of a woman in hospital dramatically brought the importance of cybersecurity in the healthcare sector into focus. In the following, the security researchers at Malwarebytes analyze the cybersecurity situation at healthcare facilities and give specific advice for more security in this special area. What happened in the Düsseldorf hospital At the end of September 2020, the University Hospital of the University of Düsseldorf fell victim to a ransomware attack. The hospital therefore saw itself ...

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