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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04 Aug 2020

Ransomware gang publishes tens of GBs of internal data from LG and Xerox

Earlier today, Maze ransomware operators published 50.2 GB of internal data from the networks of two businesses, LG and Xerox, claiming that the companies failed to adhere to ransom demands. The two enterprise giants did not comment on the data leaks today, however, LG issued a statement in June when

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29 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Shifts Gears with Custom Ransomware

North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Lazarus has emerged with new custom ransomware first spotted by Kaspersky in attacks against two organizations in March and April of this year. Researchers who have been observing the group’s actions state that the strain of ransomware utilized in the attacks is

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28 Jul 2020

A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts

According to researchers, the ransomware attack that hit the navigation and fitness company Garmin didn’t just affect the website and workout services. The ransomware attack took down Garmin Connect, which is the cloud platform utilized by customers to sync user data. Pilots who use Garmin products for positioning, navigation, and

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27 Jul 2020

Malware is down, but IoT and ransomware attacks are up

According to a threat report published by SonicWall in the middle of 2020, malware attacks declined by 24% globally in the first half of the year. However, the report also states that IoT attacks and ransomware attacks have increased, with the US experiencing a huge 109% jump in the number

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24 Jul 2020

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Garmin, a smartwatch and wearable technology company, has been forced to suspend several of its services due to a ransomware attack. Garmin shut down its sites on July 23 to deal with encryption on its internal network and production systems. The company will perform maintenance for multiple days, which entails

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23 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Surfaces with Advanced Malware Framework

North Korean hacking group called Lazarus Group has emerged with a new multipurpose malware framework that targets a variety of systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. The APT has named the sophisticated malware framework MATA. Kaspersky researchers discovered the new framework when investigating a series of attacks that utilized the

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10 Jul 2020

This macOS malware can wipe your entire device

MacOS users could be vulnerable to a new form of ransomware discovered by security professionals at the firm SentinelOne. MacOS owners have been warned to monitor device security closely after the new malware variant known as ThiefQuest began to target victims, encrypting entire systems, and stealing personal data from the

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07 Jul 2020

EDP energy giant confirms Ragnar Locker ransomware attack

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) confirmed that they had suffered a ransomware attack affecting its parent corporation’s systems. EDPR NA currently boasts 11,500 employees and delivers energy to over 11 million people, making it the world’s 4th largest producer of wind energy. EDP NA’s parent corporation is the Portuguese

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01 Jul 2020

EvilQuest Mac Ransomware Has Keylogger, Crypto Wallet-Stealing Abilities

Security researchers have found a new ransomware strain that specifically targets macOS users being distributed through different versions of pirated software. Dinesh Devadoss originally uncovered EvilQuest, which goes beyond standard ransomware capabilities. EvilQuest has the ability to deploy a keylogger and the capability to steal cryptocurrency wallets on compromised systems.

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