October 13, 2022

Magniber ransomware targets Windows home users as fake security updates

Recent observations of the Magniber ransomware have revealed that the recent campaign that uses Magniber ransomware has been targeting Windows home users with fake security updates. It was observed in September that the threat actors had created websites that promoted fake antivirus and security updates for Windows 10. These websites hosted malicious ZIP archives that contained JavaScript that initiated an […]
October 8, 2022

RansomHouse claim to have stolen data from ADATA, ADATA states the stolen data from 2021 breach

On Tuesday 4th of October 2022, the RansomHouse gang apparently added ADATA files to their data leak site where they claim to have stolen 1TB worth of documents in a 2022 cyberattack. However, ADATA has stated that they haven’t suffered a recent cyberattack and they also stated that the leaked files are from a May 2021 RagnarLocker ransomware attack when […]
October 5, 2022

Avast releases free ransomware decryptor for the variants of the MafiaWare666 ransomware

On Wednesday 5th of October 2022, Avast announced that they had released a free decryption tool for variants of the MafiaWare666 ransomware known as ‘Jcrypt’, ‘RIP Lmao’, and ‘BrutusptCrypt,’ allowing victims to recover their files for free. Avast stated they discovered a flaw in the encryption scheme of the MafiaWare666 strain, that allowed some of the variants to be unlocked. […]
October 4, 2022

Cheerscrypt ransomware has been linked to the Chinese hacking group, Emperor Dragonfly

On Monday 3rd of October 2022, the cyber security company, Sygnia released an article that stated that they had investigated a Cheerscrypt ransomware attack which utilized Night Sky ransomware TTPs and then on further analysis, it was revealed that Cheerscrypt and Night Sky are both rebrands of the same threat group, dubbed ‘Emperor Dragonfly’. The TTPs that were identified were […]
October 2, 2022

Vice Society Ransomware gang releases stolen data from the LAUSD school system

On Sunday 2nd of October 2022, the Vice Society Ransomware gang published data and documents that were stolen from the Los Angeles Unified School District during a ransomware attack at the start of September. The release of the stolen data was confirmed by LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho in a statement posted to Twitter. “Unfortunately, as expected, data was recently […]
September 20, 2022

A cyberattack against New York Racing Association claimed by the Hive ransomware gang

On Monday 19th of September 2022, the Hive ransomware gang claimed responsibility for an cyberattack that impacted the IT operations of the New York Racing Association (NYRA). The incident also impacted their website availability and has resulted in member data being compromised. On Friday 9th of September 2022, NYRA released a security breach notification that revealed that the threat actors […]
September 17, 2022

New York-based Empress Emergency Medical Services discloses data breach after ransomware attack

On Thursday 14th of July 2022, Empress Emergency Medical Services (EMS), emergency response and ambulance service provider based in New York suffered a ransomware attack. An investigation into the incident revealed that the threat actor had gained access to Empress EMS’ systems on Thursday 26th of May, 2022. The threat actor stayed in their systems until Wednesday 13th of July 2022, […]
September 15, 2022

Cyberattack against Bell Canada subsidiary claimed by Hive ransomware gang

The Hive ransomware gang claimed responsibility for an attack that hit the systems of Bell Canada subsidiary Bell Technical Solutions (BTS). Within the data leak entry, Hive claims that they encrypted BTS’ systems almost a month ago, on Saturday 20th of August 2022. Even though BTS hasn’t disclosed when its network was breached or how the attack occurred, Bell Canada […]
September 10, 2022

A growing number of ransomware gangs adopting new intermittent encryption tactic

In recent months, a growing number of ransomware groups have been observing using a new tactic, intermittent encryption that helps them encrypt their victims’ systems faster while reducing the chances of being detected and stopped. This involves encrypting only parts of the targeted files’ content, which would still render the data unrecoverable without using a valid decryptor and key. This tactic […]