1. cageymaru

    The U.S. Department of Justice Indicts Two Iranians of Deploying SamSam Ransomware

    The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment of two Iranians for computer hacking and deploying a crippling style of ransomware called "SamSam Ransomware" onto American and Canadian public institutions such as hospitals and municipalities. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad...
  2. DooKey

    Ransomware Infection Cripples Shipping Giant COSCO's American Network

    Shipping Giant COSCO has a nasty ransomware infection on their hands and its entire American IT infrastructure is down as a result. They haven't responded to requests for the type of infection and fortunately for them it isn't causing shipping delays at this time. However, they are telling their...
  3. DooKey

    Ransomware Technique Uses Your real Passwords to Trick You

    Those crafty internet thieves have come up with another way to get your money and it's pretty clever. Scammers are sending email to people that tells them they know their password, displays said password, and then goes on to claim malware is on their computer. The email also claims they have...
  4. DooKey

    Damage From Atlanta's Huge Cyberattack Worse Than First Thought

    Back in March we reported that Atlanta had been hit by a ransomware attack that crippled some of their systems. Well, it appears the damage done was worse than first thought and at least a third of their systems remain offline. Of these systems 30 percent are considered mission critical...
  5. DooKey

    Data Breaches Down and Ransomware Up

    According to a recently released IBM report, data breaches in 2017 declined by 25 percent from the previous year. This is good news, but the bad news is the use of ransomware is on the rise and this is the reason for the data breach decline. If you think about this it makes sense because all...
  6. DooKey

    Atlanta Hit by Ransomware Attack

    Once again those pesky hackers have conned someone into clicking a link they shouldn't have. This time the City of Atlanta is the target and some of their city data has been encrypted. At this time it hasn't affected public safety, the airport, or water department. It just goes to show no...
  7. R

    Robots Want Bitcoins Or They Will Kill Us All!

    In an interesting blog post from IOActive, they have created a proof of concept ransomware attack on robots. Robots are getting more and more common, in businesses, homes, and schools. The SoftBank Pepper robot has over 20,000 units in use in businesses, and the NAO has over 10,000. These robots...
  8. DooKey

    You Might Have a 50/50 Chance to get Your Data Back if You Pay That Ransom

    According to a survey sent to 1,200 IT security personnel and decision makers around the world only about half of those who paid the ransom after being infected by ransomware were able to get their data back. The reasons for this are multiple, but the moral to this story is back up your data...
  9. R

    WannaMine - Crypto Currency Mining Malware On The Rise

    Last year, a Windows exploit developed by the NSA was leaked called EternalBlue. That exploit was then used to initiate the WannaCry and NotPetya cyberattacks. Now it seems the same EternalBlue exploit is being used to infect computers with a new strain "WannaMine." After infection, the script...
  10. DooKey

    Bad Rabbit Ransomware Uses Leaked 'EternalRomance' NSA Exploit to Spread

    I guess the NSA is the gift that keeps on giving. It appears that the Bad Rabbit ransomware that hit over 200 major organizations this week, primarily in Russia and the Ukraine does indeed use the EternalRomance exploit that leaked out of the NSA. Disable your WMI service to prevent the...
  11. DooKey

    New Wave of Cyber Attacks Hits Russia and Other Nations

    A new strain of ransomware called BadRabbit is making the rounds in Russia and other Eastern European nations. This one caused some flight delays at the Odessa airport because workers has to process passenger data manually and affected payment systems in Kiev's metro system. Just goes to show...
  12. FrgMstr

    Digging Into Ransomware and Malware in Q217

    Malwarebytes Labs has published its second quarter report that basically covers the "State of Malware (PDF)" and how and who it has impacted recently. It has some forward looking thoughts on the Locky ransomware. And if you are not plugged into what is coming next, they drop some thoughts on...
  13. M

    Florida Man Tied to Global Hacking Scam Gets 5 1/2 Years

    Anthony Murgio, one of the operators of the infamous bit coin exchange site Coin.mx has been sentenced to 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to three conspiracy counts, which include fraud and operating a non-licensed money transaction business. The sentencing was half of what...
  14. FrgMstr

    WannaCry RansomWorm Loves Windows 7

    It is very interesting to find out that almost all Windows boxes that fell to the WannaCry RansomWorm were of the 7 variety. It is also just as interesting to find out that Windows XP boxes crashed when trying to run the code, which may have been a good thing. Two-thirds of those caught up in...
  15. FrgMstr

    WannaCry Evolves to Uiwix RansomWorm

    In-house HardOCP security analysts have passed along some very interesting information this morning. It would seem to them that first and foremost multiple Bitcoin keys are being noted in new versions of the WannaCry RansomWorm which has evolved into what is being billed as the "Uiwix...
  16. FrgMstr

    WannaCry RansomWare RansomWorm

    Even though you are likely very much in the the know when it comes to the WannaCray RansomWare Rasomworm, it is worth repeating that you should make sure that your systems are patched in order to inoculate your Windows boxes. Over the weekend, Microsoft even dropped patches for older operating...
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    WannaCry Ransomware Halted by Accident

    As we reported on yesterday, there was a little bit of a ransomware making its way around the world. It turns out, one of the reasons this outbreak was not as bad as it could have been was because of a lucky accident. A security blogger who goes by the name of MalwareTech started digging into...
  18. Seankay

    Has anyone got in touch with WanaCry people?

    There must be some victoims who would have contacted them. I am very much interested in knowing what they said. Please share with me if anyone find any story relating to it!
  19. Schtask

    No More Ransom Project Gets Bigger

    Ransomware attacks have increased over 300% between 2015 and 2016 as it exploded into a billion dollar industry. Luckily, Europol is taking steps to reduce the flow of money to these groups. The No More Ransom Project is a joint effort between Europol and various AV Vendors with the goal of...
  20. Zarathustra[H]

    Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware Brings us Monero and a Spock Decryptor

    Bleeping Computer is reporting that there is a new Star Trek themed ransomware in the wild, named the Kirk Ransomware. The ransomware apparently masquerades as a Low Orbit Ion Cannon executable, and once executed encrypts the drive of the affected computer, demanding a ransom payment using...
  21. Q

    Petya ransomware cracked

    BBC article here.