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February 15, 2022
Anatomy of a Ransomware Incident

Ransomware, at its core, is structured to be as loud as possible. Threat actors rely on the ability to impact as many systems as possible, as quickly as possible, to incentivize their victims to pay the asking demand to get back up and running as fast as they can. While there are many different threat […]

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February 14, 2022
Ransomware Group Launches Colonial Pipeline-Style Attack on German Fuel Companies

Europe just experienced a smaller but still alarming version of last May’s Colonial Pipeline attack in the U.S., as two large German fuel storage companies were taken offline by ransomware.The Jan. 29 attack targeted Oiltanking GmbH Group and Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG Group, which operates fuel storage facilities as subsidiaries of the logistics firm […]

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February 7, 2022
The Nuts and Bolts of an RDP Ransomware Attack

Let’s take a look at the ways an RDP ransomware attack occurs, from the most obvious to the more subtle.The Brute Force Attack: Ransomware via AttritionBrute force attacks are an extremely popular method through which an attacker can deploy ransomware (such as Maze) via RDP.First, the attacker scans the Internet until they find an RDP […]

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February 3, 2022
Mobile Phone Ransomware: a Primer

Mobile phones are certainly ubiquitous—85% of Americans currently own a smartphone, and in 2020, 3.5 billion people owned a smartphone worldwide. With so many devices out there, it seems like mobile would be an excellent target for ransomware threat actors. However, we don’t hear a lot about devastating ransomware attacks targeting smartphone operating systems, like […]

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February 2, 2022
A New Front: Hacktivist Ransomware

The world might just have experienced its first ever hacktivist ransomware attack. It came by way of a claim by campaigners opposed to the regime of President Lukashenko that they encrypted computers belonging to the Belarusian Railway service.The highly unusual attack is said to have happened on Jan. 24, when a group calling itself the […]

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February 1, 2022
Ransomware Encrypts Thousands of NAS Devices

QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have been hit hard by the “DeadBolt”  ransomware, leaving thousands without access to their files. The ransomware was first detected in the third week of January 2022.The ransom note that victims got demands a 0.03 Bitcoin ($1,100 US) payment in return for a decryption key. The ransom demand says […]

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