08 Jan 2019

GandCrab Operators Use Vidar Infostealer as a Forerunner

In a disturbing two-stage malvertising attack campaign that highlights the increasingly complex nature of cyber attacks, the threat actors behind the infamous GandCrab ransomware have added Vidar, an information-stealing Trojan to their arsenal. In the first stage of the attack, the Fallout Exploit Kit is used to distribute Vidar. After

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30 Nov 2018

Iranian hacking spree hit hospitals, other entities in 43 US states

“Two Iranian hackers charged Wednesday in a federal indictment were accused of attacking the computer networks of hospitals and other targets in 43 states, a broad criminal extortion campaign that walloped a heart hospital in Kansas and disrupted one of the nation’s largest diagnostic blood testing companies in North Carolina.

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31 Aug 2018

Scammers threaten to review bomb a travel company unless it pays ransom

“One company says a group is attempting to extort it with the threat of spreading a wave of fake, negative reviews and complaints across Instagram and Twitter. ‘We are experts in destroying personal or company reputation online,’ the group, calling itself STD Company, wrote to its targets, according to a

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29 Aug 2018

Why reversible cyberattacks could become standard in digital warfare

“The damage that most military weapons do is irreversible. When a gun fires and a bullet strikes a target, it’s impossible to bring a life back from the dead. But experts say that cyber weapons, which are reversible, can be even more effective precisely because their consequences can be mitigated.

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03 Aug 2018

Government workers in Alaskan town switch to typewriters after cyber-attack

A small Alaskan borough has switched to typewriters while their computer systems are rebuilt following a ransomware attack that disabled nearly all of its 500 computers and 120 servers. The ransomware also extended to some of the department’s back-up data. The borough is not paying the ransom, and the “encrypted

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27 Feb 2017

Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

“A company that sells ‘smart’ teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials—and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom. “ Source: Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings – Motherboard

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30 Aug 2016

Increasing Use of Ransomware May Threaten US Civilian Government and Critical Infrastructure Networks

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29 Aug 2016

DHS Warns Ransomware Attacks Disrupt Emergency Service Operations

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