06 Jun 2022

Evil Corp Pivots LockBit to Dodge U.S. Sanctions

Evil Corp is reportedly distancing itself from its previous signature moves by shifting tactics and tools to prevent identification and continue its nefarious activity. Evil Corp has pivoted to the LockBit ransomware after US sanctions have made it extremely difficult for the group to benefit financially from its activity. Mandiant

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02 Jun 2022

Evil Corp hackers evolve ransomware tactics to dodge US sanctions

The Russia-based cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp has shifted to a ransomware-as-a-service model in an effort to skirt U.S. sanctions, according to research from cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, sanctioned Evil Corp in December 2019, citing the group’s extensive development of Dridex

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04 Aug 2020

Garmin Pays Up to Evil Corp After Ransomware Attack

After Garmin was the victim of a cyberattack in late July that hindered its services, including fitness tracking, customer support, and commercial aviation offerings, the company has reported that Garmin has paid the ransom demands to protect its information and restore systems. According to experts, the ransom for the decryptor

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23 Jun 2020

New WastedLocker ransomware demands payments of millions of USD

Evil Corp is recovering from charges after several of its members were charged by the US Department of Justice in December. Following the DOJ charges, the group halted most activity. However, new reports detail how they are resuming operations and taking reclaiming their title as one of the biggest malware

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17 Dec 2019

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

Earlier this month, the US Justice Department offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the conviction of a Russian man, Maksim Yakubets, for his role in orchestrating an international cybercrime network ironically named “Evil Corp.” Yakubets and his associates stole roughly $100 million from US and European business

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