19 Apr 2022

Menswear Brand Zegna Reveals Ransomware Attack

High-end Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna has revealed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack last August. Accounting materials stolen from the brand were leaked online by threat actor RansomExx because the company reportedly refused to pay ransom demands. Zegna stated that it became aware of unauthorized access

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14 Apr 2022

Microsoft and Partners Disrupt Prolific ZLoader Botnet

Microsoft has revealed a recent operation that helped to take down a notorious Trojan used by prolific hacking groups around the world. The groups leveraged a Trojan called ZLoader to conduct ransomware ant other cyberattacks. Similar to other botnets such as TrickBot and Emotet, ZLoader was developed from the Zeus

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06 Apr 2022

Conti gang is still in business, despite its own massive data leak

According to security researchers, the Conti ransomware gang is still actively conducting hacking campaigns against victims across the globe despite a major data leak that revealed much of the inner workings of the group. Conti was one of the most prolific ransomware groups of 2021, attacking hospitals, businesses, government agencies,

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28 Mar 2022

Estonian Tied to 13 Ransomware Attacks Gets 66 Months in Prison

An Estonian man named Maksim Berezan was sentenced to more than five years in US prison for his participation in at least 13 serious ransomware attacks that resulted in approximately $53 million in losses. US prosecutors stated that Berezan enjoyed a lengthy career of being able to access hacked bank

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25 Mar 2022

The Very Serious Okta Breach and the Arrest of the Lapsus$ Ransomware Gang

The recent breach of the industry-standard, cloud-based single sign-on (SSO) authentification service provider Okta is a consequential cyber incident. Following is a timeline of the Okta Breach and the recent Lapsus$ ransomware rampage, concluding with technical guidance and recommendations gleaned from a handful of ongoing technical investigations underway by law enforcement, Okta, Microsoft, Nvidia and cybersecurity researchers worldwide.

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22 Mar 2022

Bridgestone Hit as Ransomware Torches Toyota Supply Chain

A ransomware attack against Bridgestone Americas has occurred just weeks after another Toyota supplier experienced a similar type of attack. In addition, a third location reported some kind of cyber hit against its networks. On Friday, Bridgestone confirmed that a subsidiary experienced a ransomware attack in February that forced the

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22 Mar 2022

AvosLocker Ransomware Striking Critical Infrastructure Targets

US authorities have issued a new alert regarding the threat to critical infrastructure providers from the AvosLocker ransomware group, which has targeted victims across the globe. In addition to US targets, AvosLocker has launched attacks against organizations in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, the UK, Canada, China, Taiwan,

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21 Mar 2022

Ukrainian Security Researcher Leaks Newer Conti Ransomware Source Code

Shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the notorious Conti ransomware group issued a statement warning that it was prepared to hit the critical infrastructure of Russia’s enemies in retaliation for potential attacks on Russia. In response, an anonymous individual set up a Twitter account named “Conti Leaks” and started

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15 Mar 2022

Staff Think Conti Group Is a Legit Employer

After a week-long deep dive into data pertaining to the notorious Conti ransomware gang, BreachQuest has determined that the group’s members believe they are working for a legitimate company. Ukrainian gray-hat hacker ContiLeaks has been exposing information pertaining to the hacking group since late February, allowing researchers to comb over

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15 Mar 2022

Pandora Ransomware Hits Giant Automotive Supplier Denso

Giant automotive supplier Denso has confirmed that cybercriminals hit their system and stole sensitive information. Denso is based in Japan, but the attack occurred against an office in Germany. The perpetrators were able to steal classified information from the company, which supplies car components to companies such as Toyota, Mercedes-Benz,

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