Ransomware Grows Easier to Spread, Harder to Block

Researchers illustrate the evolution toward more complete and effective ransomware attacks designed to cripple target organizations. Ransomware, already a major enterprise threat, is growing more problematic as operators brainstorm new ways to make their attacks easier to launch and more devastating for victims. Mitchell Clarke and Tom Hall, both principal incident response consultants for Mandiant, … Continue reading Ransomware Grows Easier to Spread, Harder to Block

Sopra Steria expects €50 million loss after Ryuk ransomware attack

French IT services giant Sopra Steria said today in an official statement that the October Ryuk ransomware attack will lead to a loss of between €40 million and €50 million. Sopra Steria is a European information technology firm with 46,000 employees in 25 countries providing a large array of IT services, including consulting, systems integration, … Continue reading Sopra Steria expects €50 million loss after Ryuk ransomware attack

FBI warns of increasing Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Division has warned private industry partners of increased Ragnar Locker ransomware activity following a confirmed attack from April 2020. The MU-000140-MW flash alert issued to partners by the FBI yesterday was coordinated with DHS-CISA and it provides security professionals and system admins with indicators of compromise to … Continue reading FBI warns of increasing Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

Biotech research firm Miltenyi Biotec hit by Mount Locker ransomware

Biotech research firm Miltenyi Biotec disclosed a ransomware attack that took place in October and affected its IT infrastructure worldwide. Biotech research firm Miltenyi Biotec was hit with a ransomware attack that took place in October and affected its IT infrastructure worldwide. The company announced that it has fully restored systems after the attack, anyway … Continue reading Biotech research firm Miltenyi Biotec hit by Mount Locker ransomware

RansomExx ransomware also encrypts Linux systems

With companies commonly using a mixed environment of Windows and Linux servers, ransomware operations have increasingly started to create Linux versions of their malware to ensure they encrypt all critical data. A new report today by Kaspersky takes a look at the Linux version of the RansomExx ransomware, also known as Defray777. RansomExx has been … Continue reading RansomExx ransomware also encrypts Linux systems