18 Oct 2021

BlackByte ransomware decryptor released

A new form of malware called BlackByte has been discovered in a recent IT incident. The malware appears to have been inspired by other strains and is likely the work of amateurs, according to security researchers at Trustwave. The ransomware is reportedly odd in nature due to some design and

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06 Jul 2021

REvil Group Demands $70 Million for ‘Universal Decryptor’

REvil, the group behind the damaging supply chain ransomware attack on a US software company Kaseya, has reportedly demanded $70 million in return for a universal decryption key. Researchers claim that there could be as many as 1,500 companies impacted globally. It is unclear which ransomware affiliate was used to

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31 Mar 2021

Ziggy Ransomware Gang Offers Refunds to Victims

The Ziggy ransomware group has joined Fonix, its counterpart, and shuts down, issuing apologies to targets. Ziggy announced in February that they were aiming to get out of the cybercrime business, likely due to the emotional toll and guilt of running a ransomware operation. Ziggy has also announced that they

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29 Apr 2020

Shade Ransomware shuts down, releases 750K decryption keys

The Shade Ransomware operators have apologized for the harm caused to their victims, shutting down operations and releasing over 750,000 decryption keys. The group has been in operation since 2014, predominantly targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. According to experts behind the ransomware identification site ID Ransomware, submissions related to

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