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13.10.19

HildaCrypt Ransomware Developer Releases Decryption Keys Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The developer behind the HildaCrypt Ransomware has decided to release the ransomware's private decryption keys. With these keys a decryptor can be made that would allow any potential victims to recover their files for free.

13.10.19

New HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found the HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware that appends the .hackdoor extension and drops a ransom note named !how_to_unlock_your_file.txt.

13.10.19

New OnyxLocker Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found the OnyxLocker Ransomware that appends the .onx extension to encrypted files.

13.10.19

New Russian Aurora variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new Russian Aurora offline ransomware sample that appends the .veracrypt and drops ransom notes named @@_ATTENTION_@@.txt, @@_README_@@.txt, and @@_RECOVERY_@@.txt.

13.10.19

RobbinHood Ransomware Using Street Cred to Make Victims Pay RobbinHood Ransom Note The operators behind the RobbinHood ransomware have changed their language in the ransom note, at least in one variant of the malware, to take from victims all hope of decrypting the files for free and to make them pay for the recovery.

13.10.19

Muhstik Ransomware Victim Hacks Back, Releases Decryption Keys Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A victim of the Muhstik Ransomware has hacked back against his attackers and released close to 3,000 decryption keys for victims along with a free decryptor to get their files back.

13.10.19

DCH Hospital Pays Ryuk Ransomware for Decryption Key Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware DCH hospitals in Alabama have decided to the pay ransom for the Ryuk Ransomware in order to receive a decryptor and get their computer systems back up and running.

13.10.19

New Scarab and GlobeImposter 2 Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new Scarab and GlobeImposter2 Ransomware variant from the same actor that appends the .[sill@tuta.io] extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named help you.txt.

13.10.19

North Carolina State Bar Fights Off Spread of Ransomware Attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware In a statement issued on Thursday, the organization says the attack late Monday infiltrated the network through a server and began encrypting the system, server by server. A rapid response team stopped the attack from spreading, but the system had to be restored and repaired using backup data.

13.10.19

Aurora decryptor updated to support .veracrypt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has updated their Aurora decryptor to support the .veracrypt variant.

13.10.19

Muhstik Ransomware decryptor for Windows Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has released a Windows decryptor for the Muhstik Ransomware.

13.10.19

New DCRTR variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS discovered a new variant of the DCRTR Ransomware that appends the .LOCK extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt and HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.hta.

13.10.19

New Bora STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Ransomware that appends the .bora extension.

13.10.19

New Phobos Ransomware variant Phobos Ransomware GrujaRS discovered a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .deal extension to encrypted files.

13.10.19

CYBERCRIME IS BECOMING BOLDER WITH DATA AT THE CENTRE OF THE CRIME SCENE Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Ransomware remains the top cybercrime threat in 2019. Even though law enforcement has witnessed a decline in the overall volume of ransomware attacks, those that do take place are more targeted, more profitable and cause greater economic damage. As long as ransomware provides relatively easy income for cybercriminals and continues to cause significant damage and financial losses, it is likely to remain the top cybercrime threat.

13.10.19

Nemty Ransomware Decryptor Released, Recover Files for Free Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Victims of the Nemty Ransomware finally have something to be happy about as researchers have released a decryptor that allows them to recover files for free.

13.10.19

Apple Software Update Zero-Day Used by BitPaymer Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Several companies from the automotive industry were targeted by BitPaymer ransomware operators during August, in attacks that used an Apple zero-day vulnerability impacting the Apple Software Update service bundled with iTunes and iCloud for Windows.

13.10.19

Nemty update: decryptors for Nemty 1.5 and 1.6 Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Last week, we published a blog post on our decryptor for the Nemty ransomware. Since we performed our analysis, two new versions of Nemty have appeared: version 1.5 and 1.6. We have analyzed both and have been working on decryptors for them. As 1.6 is the most recent version of the two, we have been focussing our efforts on this version first. We now have a working decryptor for version 1.6. Please contact Tesorion CSIRT to obtain our decryptor for free if you are a victim of Nemty 1.6. We are also finishing our decryptor for Nemty 1.5 and expect to release it soon as well. Finally, we are working with Europol to get our decryptors included in their NoMoreRansom project.

13.10.19

Don't trust the ransomware to tell you its real name Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Joe describes online redirect scams, URL encoding and the clever combination of the two. Dave shares delightful satire about Russian brides and Nigerian princes, together at last. The catch of the day involves a student getting the best of scammers, getting them to send him money. Our guest is Fabian Wosar from Emsisoft, well-known for decrypting ransomware. - See more at: https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2019-10-10.html#.dpuf

13.10.19

Muhstik Decryptor released in Python Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie released a Muhstik Decryptor in Python for those who would find that more useful.

13.10.19

New Odveta Ouroboros variant can't be decrypted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The makers of the of Ouroboros Ransomware released a new variant that appends the .odveta extension. This variant can no longer be decrypted for free unfortunately as they fixed a weakness in their encryption algorithm.

13.10.19

Nemty 1.6 Ransomware Released and Pushed via RIG Exploit Kit Nemty 1.6 Ransom Note The RIG exploit kit is now pushing a cocktail of malware that includes a new variant of the Nemty Ransomware.

13.10.19

New Krab Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek discovered a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .Krab extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

New RobbinHood Sample

RobbinHood

Joakim Kennedy found a new RobbinHood Ransomware variant that has an interesting ransom note.

6.10.19

BGUU Ransomware discovered

BGUU

MalwareHunterTeam found a new HiddenTear variant called BGUU that uses a great wallpaper :)

6.10.19

New Sapphire Stupid Ransomware variant

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MalwareHunterTeam found a new Stupid Ransomware variant called "Sapphire Ransomware" that appends the .sapphire extension and has a decryption key of "sapphire_is_a_good_color".
 

6.10.19

New ABAT Matrix Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new Matrix Ransomware variant that appends the .ABAT extension and drops a ransom note named !ABAT_INFO!.rtf.

6.10.19

New Mike HildaCrypt Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

GrujaRS found a new HildaCrypt ransomware variant that appends the .mike extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

New Xoza STOP Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new STOP ransomware variant that appends the .xoza extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

New Cash Dharma Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .CASH extension to encrypted file names.

6.10.19

Phobos now uses PowerSploit Injector

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Kyle Hanslovan spotted a Phobos Ransomware variant with the .calix extension also using the PowerSploit Injector technique.

6.10.19

New AepCrypt Ransomware

AepCrypt

Amigo-A found a new ransomware name AepCrypt that appends .aep extension and drops a ransom note named #READ ME - YOUR FILES ARE LOCKED#.rtf

6.10.19

Pay it or Lose it Ransomware

Pay it or Lose It Ransomware

MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new ransomware titled "Pay it or Lose it".

6.10.19

D00mEd Virus Ransomware

DoomedVirus

MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new ransomware named D00mEd Virus that appends the .D00mEd extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

Emsisoft releases free decryptor for GalactiCrypter ransomware

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We just released a new free decryption tool for the GalactiCrypter ransomware strain.

6.10.19

FTCode PowerShell Ransomware Resurfaces in Spam Campaign

Encrypted Files

An old PowerShell ransomware has resurfaced with a vengeance in a spam distribution aimed at Italian recipients. This ransomware is called FTCode and is completely PowerShell based, which means it can encrypt the computer without downloading any additional components.

6.10.19

'Lost Files' Data Wiper Poses as a Windows Security Scanner

Lost Files

A Windows Security Scanner that states it encrypted your files is being distributed by spam, but whether by bug or design, it instead corrupts binary data in a victim's files. 

6.10.19

Esemani  Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

GrujaRS found a new ransomware called Esemani that does not add an extension and drops a ransom note named @_READ_TO_RECOVER_FILES_@.txt.

6.10.19

New Noos STOP Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new STOP ransomware variant that appends the .noos extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

Fake Browser Updates Infect Enterprises with Ransomware, Bankers

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Attackers are utilizing hacked web sites that promote fake browser updates to infect targets with banking trojans. In some cases, post exploitation toolkits are later executed to encrypt the compromised network with ransomware.

6.10.19

FBI Warns U.S. Organizations About High Impact Ransomware

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a public service announcement today regarding the increasing number of high-impact ransomware attacks against public and private U.S. organizations.

6.10.19

Sodinokibi Ransomware Builds An All-Star Team of Affiliates

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The Sodinokibi Ransomware (REvil) has been making news lately as they target the enterprise, MSPs, and government entities through their hand-picked team of all-star affiliates. These affiliates appear to have had a prior history with the GandCrab RaaS and use similar distribution methods.

6.10.19

New Angus Ouroboros variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

GrujaRS found a new Ouroboros variant that appends the .Angus extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

State of Ransomware in the U.S.: 2019 Report for Q1 to Q3

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In the first nine months of 2019, at least 621 government entities, healthcare service providers and school districts, colleges and universities were affected by ransomware. The attacks have caused massive disruption: municipal and emergency services have been interrupted, medical practices have permanently closed, ER patients have been diverted, property transactions halted, the collection of property taxes and water bills delayed, medical procedures canceled, schools closed and data lost.

6.10.19

New BadDay GlobeImposter 2.0 variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Raby found a new variant of the GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware that appends the .badday extension and drops a ransom note named how_to_back_files.html.

6.10.19

New Kuub STOP Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new STOP ransomware variant that appends the .kuub extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

U.S. and Australian Hospitals Targeted by New Ransomware Attacks

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Several hospitals and health service providers from the U.S. and Australia were forced to completely close down or shut down some of their systems after being hit by ransomware attacks that affected and disrupted their IT systems.

6.10.19

Dharma seen using PowerSploit injector

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Kyle Hanslovan notes that the vbox Dharma Ransomware variant was seen using the same PowerSploit injector that is commonly seen in Sodinokibi/Revil MSP attacks.

6.10.19

Ransomware incident to cost Danish company a whopping $95 million

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Demant, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hearing aids, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following what appears to be a ransomware infection that hit the company at the start of the month

6.10.19

New QNAPCrypt Ransomware

QnapCrypt

Amigo-A found a new variant of the QNAPCrypt Ransomware that appends the .muhstik extension and drops a ransom note named README_FOR_DECRYPT.txt.

6.10.19

New MegaCortex variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

MalwareHunterTeam found a new found a new MegaCortex Ransomware variant that was reverse engineered by Vitali Kremez to show that it uses the M3GA-S2= marker.

6.10.19

New Bwall in-dev Ransomware

BWall

MalwareHunterTeam found an in-dev ransomware named BWall that appends the .bwall extension to encrypted files.
 

6.10.19

New RansomwareWin10 found

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MalwareHunterTeam found the RansomwareWin10 that appends the .RANSOMED extension and drops a ransom note named DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION_%TARGET_ID%.txt.

6.10.19

New Phobos Ransomware variant
 

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

M. Shahpasandi found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .deal extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

Joke Ransomware called FBI-Ware

FBI-ware

MalwareHunterTeam found a new joke ransomware called FBI-Ware.

6.10.19

New GalactiCrypter Ransomware

GalactiCrypter

MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called GalactiCrypter.

6.10.19

New Polish Ransomware

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware targeting Polish users that appends the .proced extension to encrypted files.

6.10.19

New Boot STOP Ransomware variant

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Michael Gillespie found a new STOP ransomware variant that appends the .boot extension to encrypted files.

29.9.19 New Vival Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Krouste found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .VIVAL extension to encrypted files.
29.9.19 New AES Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware variant that appends the .aes extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named Instruction.txt.

29.9.19

Another Jigsaw Ransomware variant Jigsaw MalwareHunterTeam found another Jigsaw Ransomware variant that appends the .LOCKED_PAY
29.9.19 New Jigsaw Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new Jigsaw Ransomware variant that claims to be from the "Badut Clowns".

29.9.19

New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware dnwls0719 found a new variant of the Scarab Ransomware that appends the .local extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
29.9.19 FTCode Ransomware possibly distribute by Gootkit FTCode TG Soft found that GootKit may be distributing tht FTCode ransomware on victims machines. This is a fairly old ransomware that appends the .ftcode extension to encrypted files.

29.9.19

People are still paying the WannaCry ransom Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Vess points out that people are still paying the WannaCry ransom. Go figure.
29.9.19 Some crappy ransomware discovered Crappy Leo found some little crappy ransomware. Not much to it then a screen.

29.9.19

Avest Ransomware decryptor released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for the Avest Ransomware, which uses the extension .ckey().email().pack14.
29.9.19 Why are cybercriminals disguising wipers as ransomware? Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware There’s a new spam campaign in town. Disguised as a job application from a person named “Eva Richter”, the campaign aims to infect German-speaking users with a strain of malware known as Ordinypt.

29.9.19

REvil (Sodinokibi) Ransomware Targets Chinese Users with DHL Spam Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new spam campaign is underway that is targeting Chinese recipients to trick them into installing the REvil (Sodinokibi) Ransomware.
29.9.19 New Caley Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .Caley extension to encryped files.

29.9.19

New Avest Ransomware discovered Avest GrujaRS discovered the Avest Ransomware that appends the .pack14 extension and drops a ransom note named !!!Readme!!!Help!!!.txt.
29.9.19 New Hidden Tear variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Raby found a new Hidden Tear variant that appends the .shade8 extension. Can be decrypted with the HiddenTear Decryptor.

29.9.19

Ransomware Decryptors Released for Yatron, WannaCryFake, & FortuneCrypt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Security vendors released decryptors for three ransomware infections today that allow victims to recover their files for free. These decryptors are for the WannaCryFake, Yatron, and FortuneCrypt Ransomware infections.
29.9.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Scarab GrujaRS found a new variant of the Scarab Ransomware that appends the .li extension to encrypted files and drops the DECRYPT YOUR FILES.TXT ransom note.

29.9.19

New Kronos Zeropadypt variant Zeropadypt Amigo-A found a new variant of the Zeropadypt Ransomware that appends the .KRONOS bextension to encrypted files.
29.9.19 Shared Code Links Sodinokibi to GandCrab, Minus the Fun & Games Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Hints of a connection between the defunct GandCrab and the Sodinokibi ransomware get stronger as researchers find code-level similarities and artifacts suggesting continued operations.

29.9.19

New MegaCortex variant found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Raby found a new variant of the MegaCortex Ransomware that appends the .m3gac0rtx extension.
29.9.19 New Matrix Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Matrix Ransomware variant that appends the .DECP extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named #DECP_README#.rtf.

29.9.19

New Nesa STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Ransomware variant that appends the .nesa extension to encrypted files.
29.9.19 New LonleyCrypt Ransomware LonleyCrypt GrujaRS found the new LonleyCrypt Ransomware that appends the .LonleyEncryptedFile extension to encrypted files.
29.9.19 New Karl STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Ransomware variant that appends the .karl extension to encrypted files.

21.9.19

New in-development GoRansom Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware JAMESWT found the new in-development GoRansom that appends the .gore extension and drops a ransom note named GoRansom.txt.

21.9.19

Meet Stop Ransomware: The Most Active Ransomware Nobody Talks About Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Have you ever heard of the STOP Ransomware? Probably not, as few write about it, most researchers don't cover it, and for the most part it targets consumers through cracked software, adware bundles, and shady sites.

21.9.19

Ransomware attack against Ava, Mo. School District fails, prompts strengthening of network Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware It's been happening all across the country and now it's happened here in the Ozarks. Scammers are hacking into the computer servers of school districts and cities, holding their data for ransom

21.9.19

The WannaCry hangover Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware More than two years on, modified WannaCry variants still cause headaches for IT admins and security analysts

21.9.19

New Alco Ransomware variant Alco onion found a new variant of the Alco ransomware that appends the .Artemis865-20 extension.

21.9.19

New Sherminator Ransomware discovered Sherminator GrujaRS found the Sherminator Ransomware that appends the .[ID]XXXXXXXXX[ID] extension and drops a ransom note named Decoder.hta.

21.9.19

TFlower Ransomware - The Latest Attack Targeting Businesses Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The latest ransomware targeting corporate environments is called TFlower and is being installed on networks after attackers hack into exposed Remote Desktop services.

21.9.19

New Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .WannaCry extension and drops a ransom note named info.hta.

21.9.19

New WannaCash variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new WannaCash Ransomware variant that changes the filename to файл зашифрован (original_name).zip and drops a ransom note named как расшифровать файлы.txt.

21.9.19

New Phobos Ransomware variant Phobos Ransomware GrujaRS found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .WannaCry extension and drops a ransom note named info.hta.

21.9.19

New Matrix Ransomware Variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the Matrix Ransomware that appends the .YDHM and drops a ransom note named !YDHM_INFO!.rtf.

21.9.19

New Domn STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Ransomware that appends the .domn extension to encrypted files.

21.9.19

New Kvag STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the STOP Ransomware that appends the .kvag extension to encrypted files.

21.9.19

Ransomware using victim's number as extension Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new ransomware was discovered by Amigo-A that uses the victim's phone number as the extension. This has been going on since the middle of August.

21.9.19

New Ebola Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .ebola extension to encrypted files.

21.9.19

How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows 10 Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Windows Defender includes a security feature called "Ransomware Protection" that allows you to enable various protections against ransomware infections. This feature is disabled by default in Windows 10, but with ransomware running rampant, it is important to enable this feature in order to get the most protection you can for your computer.

21.9.19

Irish government admits ransomware breach Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, which is responsible for protecting the state against cyber-attacks, has admitted its IT systems were breached in a ransomware attack last year.

21.9.19

New HildaCrypt Ransomware variant HildaCrypt GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .HCY and drops a ransom note named HILDACRYPTReadMe.html.

21.9.19

Destructive Ordinypt Malware Hitting Germany in New Spam Campaign Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new spam campaign is underway that pretends to be a job application from "Eva Richter" who is sending her photo and resume. This resume, though, is actually an executable masquerading as a PDF file that destroys a victim's files by installing the Ordinypt Wiper.
21.9.19 Nemty Ransomware Update Lets It Kill Processes and Services Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Nemty ransomware is under active development, although its version number may not show it. Its authors are clearly making efforts to make it a more efficient and sophisticated malware and it begins wider distribution.

15.9.19

New RSA Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .RSA extension to encrypted files.
15.9.19 Giant Entercom Radio Network Deals with Ransomware-Like Incident Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Entercom Communications, one of the largest radio station owners in the U.S. has been dealing with a cyber attack that looks very much like a ransomware incident. The issue occurred over the past weekend and affects all offices the company has across the country.
15.9.19 New GarrantyDecrypt or Outside variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the GarrantyDecrypt or Outsider Ransomware that appends the .guarded and drops a ransom note named GUARDED-README.txt.
15.9.19 The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Cybercriminals are zeroing in on the managed service providers that handle computer systems for local governments and medical clinics.

15.9.19

New Hermes837 Ransomware spotted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new ransomware that appends the .hermes837 extension and drops a ransom note named !!!READ_ME!!!.txt.
15.9.19 Ryuk Related Malware Steals Confidential Military, Financial Files Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new malware with strange associations to the Ryuk Ransomware has been discovered to look for and steal confidential financial, military, and law enforcement files.
15.9.19 New Meds Stop Ransomware variant STOP Ransomware note Amigo-A found a new variant of the STOP Ransomware that appends the .meds extension.
15.9.19 New Barak Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the Phobos Ransomware that appends the .barak or .Barak extension to encrypted files.

15.9.19

New PyLock Ransomware PyLock GrujaRS found the PyLock Ransomware that appends the .locked extension.
15.9.19 Exploit Kits Target Windows Users with Ransomware and Trojans Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Over the weekend and into today, four different malvertising campaigns have been redirecting users to exploit kits that install password stealing Trojans, ransomware, and clipboard hijackers.
15.9.19 New GlobeImposter variant GlobeImposter GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .Erenahen extension to encrypted files. Has an updated and nice looking ransom note named How_to_open_files.html.
15.9.19 New InfinityLock Ransomware InfinityLock GrujaRS found a new ransomware called InfinityLock that appends a long id as an extension.
15.9.19 Fake PayPal Site Spreads Nemty Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A web page pretending to offer an official application from PayPal is currently spreading a new variant of Nemty ransomware to unsuspecting users.

8.9.19

'Coordinated Ransomware Attack' in Texas Hits 23 Local Governments Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Texas is currently fighting an unprecedented wave of ransomware attacks that has targeted local government entities in the state, with at least 23 impacted by the attacks.

8.9.19

New STOP Djvu Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted new STOP Djvu variants that append the .nuksus and .vesrato extension.
8.9.19 New STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new STOP Djvu variant that append the .masodas extension.
8.9.19 STOP Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Decryptor to support the offline keys for the .mtogas, .nasoh, .nacro, .pedro, .vesrato, and .masodas extension.
8.9.19 Hackers Want $2.5 Million Ransom for Texas Ransomware Attacks Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The threat actor that hit multiple Texas local governments with file-encrypting malware last week may have done it by compromising a managed service provider. The attacker demanded a collective ransom of $2.5 million, the mayor of a municipality says.
8.9.19 New Nemty Ransomware discovered Nemty Ransom Note S!Ri found a new ransomware called Nemty that appends the .nemty extension and drops a ransom note named NEMTY-DECRYPT.txt.

8.9.19

Backups backups backups. Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Joe describes a primitive (but effective) phishing scheme being tracked by Bleeping Computer. Dave shares news from a Black Hat presentation on phishing stats from Google. The catch of the day is a friendly invitation from Hawaii. Our guest is Michael Gillespie from Emsisoft describing the ID Ransomware project.

8.9.19

New Stare STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .stare extension.
8.9.19 New SGuard Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .sguard extension and drops a ransom note named SGUARD-README.TXT.

8.9.19

New DOM Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .dom extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named How to decrypt files.txt.

8.9.19

New GlobeImposter variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new GlobeImposter2 variant that appends the .makkonahi extension to encrypted files.
8.9.19 New Nemty Ransomware May Spread via Compromised RDP Connections Nemty A new ransomware has been spotted over the weekend, carrying references to the Russian president and antivirus software. The researchers call it Nemty.
8.9.19 New STOP Djvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted new STOP Djvu variants that append the .carote, .gero, or .hese extensions.
8.9.19 New PDF Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .pdf extension.
8.9.19 Syrk Decryptor released by Emsisoft Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for the Syrk Ransomware that pretended to be a Fortnite cheat.

8.9.19

New Scarab Bomber variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Scarab ransomware variant that .lbiaf6c8 and drops a ransom note named КАК РАСШИФРОВАТЬ ФАЙЛЫ.TXT.

8.9.19

The Extortion Economy: How Insurance Companies Are Fueling a Rise in Ransomware Attacks Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Ransomware is proliferating across America, disabling computer systems of corporations, city governments, schools and police departments. This month, attackers seeking millions of dollars encrypted the files of 22 Texas municipalities. Overlooked in the ransomware spree is the role of an industry that is both fueling and benefiting from it: insurance. In recent years, cyber insurance sold by domestic and foreign companies has grown into an estimated $7 billion to $8 billion-a-year market in the U.S. alone, according to Fred Eslami, an associate director at AM Best, a credit rating agency that focuses on the insurance industry. While insurers do not release information about ransom payments, ProPublica has found that they often accommodate attackers’ demands, even when alternatives such as saved backup files may be available.
8.9.19 Putting an end to Retadup: A malicious worm that infected hundreds of thousands Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Retadup is a malicious worm affecting Windows machines throughout Latin America. Its objective is to achieve persistence on its victims’ computers, to spread itself far and wide and to install additional malware payloads on infected machines. In the vast majority of cases, the installed payload is a piece of malware mining cryptocurrency on the malware authors’ behalf. However, in some cases, we have also observed Retadup distributing the Stop ransomware and the Arkei password stealer.

8.9.19

New Geno STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .geno extension.

8.9.19

Sodinokibi Ransomware Encrypts Records of Hundreds of Dental Practices Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware attack hit a remote data backup service and encrypted files from dental practices in the U.S. Hundreds of customers relying on the backup solution had their data locked by the Sodinokibi file-encrypting malware.
8.9.19 New Good Ransomware Good Leo found a new ransomware variant that appends the .good extension to encrypted files. What makes it interesting is that this "one actually tells you that other decryption services would only act as intermediaries so you should contact them instead for a lower price (which is sadly the truth in many cases)"
8.9.19 A Look Inside the Highly Profitable Sodinokibi Ransomware Business Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Relatively new on the ransomware scene, Sodinokibi has already made impressive profits for its administrators and affiliates, some victims paying as much as $240,000, while a network infection netted $150,000 on average.
8.9.19 STOP Djvu Ransomware Decryptor will no longer be updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has announced that his STOP Djvu Ransomware decryptor will no longer be updated as the ransomware developers changed the decryption method. This prevents the decryptor from working.This last version adds the offline keys for the .nuksus, .cetori, .stare, .carote extensions.
8.9.19 New CMD Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .cmd extension.

8.9.19

New HorseLiker Phobos variant HorseLiker Rmy discovered a new variant of the Phobos Ransomware that appends the .HorseLiker extension to encrypted files.

8.9.19

New HildaCrypt v1.0 Ransomware HildaCrypt GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .HILDA and drops a ransom note named READ_IT.txt.
8.9.19 New Apollon865 GlobeImposter variant GlobeImposter GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .Apollon865 and drops a ransom note named HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.exe.

8.9.19

Sodinokibi Ransomware Spreads via Fake Forums on Hacked Sites Sodin fake forum A distributor for the Sodinokibi Ransomware is hacking into WordPress sites and injecting JavaScript that displays a fake Q & A forum post over the content of the original site. This fake post contains an "answer" from the site's "admin" that contains a link to the ransomware installer.

8.9.19

New Seto STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .seto extension to encrypted files.
8.9.19 Nemty Ransomware Gets Distribution from RIG Exploit Kit Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The operators of Nemty ransomware appear to have struck a distribution deal to target systems with outdated technology that can still be infected by exploit kits.
8.9.19 New STOP Djvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted new STOP Djvu variants that append the .shariz or .peta extensions.
8.9.19 New MGS Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .MGS extension.
8.9.19 New Group Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .group extension and drops a ransom note named RETURN FILES.txt.

8.9.19

New Banks Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .BANKS extension.

8.9.19

Is ransomware driving up the price of Bitcoin? Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Cybercriminals may be partially responsible for driving up the price of Bitcoin.
8.9.19 Koko Ransomware discovered Koko GrujaRS found a new ransomware called Koko that appends the mailto[kokoklock@cock.li].1be018 extension and drops a ransom note named 1BE018-Readme.txt.
8.9.19 Students Rejoice: School District Closed by Ransomware Attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The summer school holiday has not ended for students in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a ransomware attack hitting the School District computers forces the decision to cancel classes for today. The schedule for tomorrow is uncertain.

8.9.19

Ransomware Adopts DoppelPaymer Name Given by Researchers DoppelPaymer Whether it be malware devs contacting us about our stories or commenting in our forums, we all know that the ransomware developers monitor researchers and technology sites for information about their programs. Nothing shows this better, than a ransomware that recently decided to adopt the name given to it by researchers.

8.9.19

Hackers Ask for $5.3 Million Ransom, Turn Down $400k, Get Nothing Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Hackers infecting the computer systems of the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, with ransomware wouldn't settle for anything less that than $5.3 million to decrypt the data. The ransom was too high and they got a big fat nothing in return.
8.9.19 New Moka STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .moka extension.
8.9.19 Lilocked Ransomware Actively Targeting Servers and Web Sites Lilocked A relatively new ransomware named Lilocked by researchers and Lilu by the developers is actively targeting servers and encrypting the data located on them. All of the known infected servers are web sites, which is causing the encrypted files to show up in Google search results.
8.9.19 School gets hit ransomware in July and this week Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Another US school hit by #Ryuk today, this one is different in that they were previously hit by Ryuk in July as well. First time I have seen them hitting the same target twice.
17.8.19 Emsisoft's Aurora Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft's Aurora decryptor was updated to support the Dragon Ransomware with the locked extension.
17.8.19 New Pedro STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .pedro extension.
17.8.19 New Dragon Ransomware Aurora variant Dragon Ransomware Jack discovered a new variant of the Aurora ransomware that appends the .locked extension and drops a ransom note named #DECRYPT_MY_FILES#.txt.
17.8.19 New LuckyJoe GonnaCry variant LuckyJoe Amigo-A discovered a new GonnaCry variant called LuckyJoe that appends the .GNNCRY extension and drops a ransom note named GNNCRY_Readme.
17.8.19 New Plague17 Dont Worry Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid discovered a new Dont_Worry Ransomware variant called Plague17 that changes the file name to [16 hex digit]>.PLAGUE17-[16 hex digits] extension and drops a ransom note named PLAGUE17.txt.
17.8.19 They Stole Your Files, You Don’t Have to Pay the Ransom Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Lack of public awareness may be one reason that victims of ransomware in the United States are often willing to pay their attackers in order to regain control of their files and computer systems. In June alone, two cities in Florida — Riviera Beach and Lake City — agreed to make Bitcoin ransom payments worth roughly $600,000 and $460,000, respectively. In both cities, most of the payments will be covered by their insurers.
17.8.19 New Nacro STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .nacro extension.
17.8.19 New Coharos Stop DJvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .coharos extension to encrypted files.
17.8.19 Interview With Fabian Wosar – Emsisoft Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks learned all about how a young child, fascinated by computer viruses, became a cybersecurity superstar. Read our interview with Fabian Wosar, Emsisoft’s CTO.
17.8.19 New Nasoh STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .nasoh extension.
17.8.19 STOP Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated the STOP Decryptor to support the offline keys for the .cosakos, .nvetud, .kovasoh, .brusaf, .londec, and .krusop extension.
17.8.19 New Krusop and Mtogas STOP Djvu variants STOP Michael Gillespie found new STOP Djvu Ransomware variants that append the .krusop or .mtogas extensions.
17.8.19 New Relock Ransomware variant Relock Amigo-A found a new variant of the Relock Ransomware that drops ransom notes named FIX_Instructions.txt and FIX_Instructions.hta.
17.8.19 New Cry36/Nemesis variant Cry36 M. Shahpasandi found a new Cry36/Nemesis variant that appends the .id_*********_.WECANHELP extension and drops a ransom note named _RESTORE FILES_.txt.
17.8.19 Canon DSLR Camera Infected with Ransomware Over the Air Canon DSLR Ransomware Vulnerabilities in the image transfer protocol used in digital cameras enabled a security researcher to infect with ransomware a Canon EOS 80D DSLR over a rogue WiFi connection.
10.8.19 New SkidPatrol Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called SkidPatrol.
10.8.19 New Londec STOP DJvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP DJvu variant that appends the .londec extension to encrypted file names.
10.8.19 How Reverse Engineering (and Cyber-Criminals’ Mistakes) Can Help You When You’ve Been a Ransomware Victim Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Luckily for us, ransomware developers are not always as professional as they wish and sometimes, they make mistakes that allow us to recover the kidnapped files without having to pay the ransom. That’s exactly what happened with a ransomware called Whiterose.
10.8.19 Emsisoft Decryptor for JSWorm 4.0 Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware JSWorm 4.0 is a ransomware written in C++ that uses a modified version of AES-256 to encrypt files, and adds the extension ".[ID-][].JSWRM to files.
10.8.19 US Accounts for More than Half of World's Ransomware Attacks Stats The threat of ransomware is more prevalent in the U.S., with more than half of the global detections originating from this country, a new report informs
10.8.19 New Help Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Raby found a new variant of the Phobos Ransomware that appends the .help extension to encrypted file names.
10.8.19 New MegaCortex variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Vitali Kremez found a new variant of the MegaCortex Ransomware that users the MEGA-G6= marker.
10.8.19 Arsium Ransomware Builder released Arsium Ransomware Builder Jan discovered the new Arsium Ransomware Builder being prompted on malware forums.
10.8.19 STOP Djvu Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Djvu decryptor to support the offline keys for the .nelasod, .mogranos, .lotej, .prandel, .zatrov, .masok extensions.
10.8.19 New Brusaf STOP DJvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP DJvu variant that appends the .brusaf extension to encrypted file names.
10.8.19 New Lord Exploit Kit Pushes njRAT and ERIS Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new kit for web-based attacks calling itself Lord EK has been spotted at the beginning of the month as part of a malvertising chain that uses the PopCash ad network.
10.8.19 New STOP DJvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found two new STOP DJvu variants that append the .zatrov or .prandel extensions to encrypted file names.
10.8.19 SODINOKIBI: THE CROWN PRINCE OF RANSOMWARE Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware In April of 2019, the Cybereason Nocturnus team encountered and analyzed a new type of ransomware dubbed Sodinokibi. Sobinokibi is highly evasive, and takes many measures to prevent its detection by antivirus and other means.
10.8.19 New version of MegaCortex targets business disruption Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware iDefense engineers have identified and analyzed a recently updated version of the dangerous ransomware MegaCortex, which is known to have previously caused costly incidents across various industries in Europe and North America.
10.8.19 New Paradise Team Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new ransomware called Paradise Team and appending the .junior extension to encrypted files.
10.8.19 ECh0raix Ransomware Decryptor Restores QNAP Files For Free Decryptor A decryptor for the eCh0raix Ransomware, or QNAPCrypt, has been released that allows victims to recover encrypted files on their QNAP NAS devices.
10.8.19 GermanWiper Ransomware Erases Data, Still Asks for Ransom Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Multiple German companies were off to a rough start last week when a phishing campaign pushing a data-wiping malware targeted them and asked for a ransom. This wiper is being named GermanWiper due to its targeting of German victims and it being a destructive wiper rather than a ransomware.
10.8.19 New Q1G Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .Q1G extension to encrypted file names.
4.8.19 New MegaCortex variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Vitali Kremez found a new variant of the MegaCortex ransomware that uses MEGA-F8= file marker.
4.8.19 New Lotej and Kovasoh STOP Djvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP DJvu ransomware that append the .lotej or .kovasoh extensions to encrypted files.
4.8.19 Ransom Note Replaces 2.1M Customer Records on Open MongoDB Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Hackers on the prowl for unsecured databases found a publicly accessible MongoDB instance and replaced the almost 1.2 million sensitive records it stored with a ransom note.
4.8.19 New Syrk Ransomware Syrk Leo found the new Syrk Ransomware that appears to be in development.
4.8.19 New Nvetud and Cosakos STOP Djvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP DJvu ransomware that append the .nvetud or .cosakos extensions to encrypted files.
4.8.19 Article on the Clop CryptoMix Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware This new ransomware was discovered by Michael Gillespie on 8 February 2019 and it is still improving over time. This blog will explain the technical details and share information about how this new ransomware family is working. There are some variants of the Clop ransomware but in this report, we will focus on the main version and highlight part of those variations. The main goal of Clop is to encrypt all files in an enterprise and request a payment to receive a decryptor to decrypt all the affected files. To achieve this, we observed some new techniques being used by the author that we have not seen before. Clearly over the last few months we have seen more innovative techniques appearing in ransomware.
4.8.19 Updated STOP Decryptor Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated the STOP Djvu decrypt the offline keys for the .ndarod, .access, and .format extensions.
4.8.19 New Mogranos STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware that appends the .mogranos extension to encrypted files.
4.8.19 Aurora Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft updated the Aurora decryptor to support the .infected extension.
4.8.19 Tflower Ransomware discovered TFlower GrujaRS found a new ransomware called TFlower that does not append an extension and uses a targeted ransom note.
4.8.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A discovered a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .rsalive extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
4.8.19 US Govt, NGOs Ask Cyber Community to Boost Ransomware Defenses Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A joint statement published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) urges government partners and the cyber community to reinforce their ransomware defenses.
4.8.19 Some Govt web sites hit with ransomware Govt website Germán Fernández noticed that at one point some government web sites got hit with the Dharma and Phobos ransomware infections.
4.8.19 New Access and Format STOP Djvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP Djvu ransomware that append the .access and .format extensions to encrypted files.
4.8.19 Ransomware infection takes some police car laptops offline in Georgia Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware infection at the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) has crippled laptops installed in police cars across the state.
4.8.19 The price of being a ransomware hero: Chips with Everything podcast Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The Guardian interviews Fabian Wosar about ransomware.
4.8.19 Attackers Are Wiping Iomega NAS Devices, Leaving Ransom Notes IomegaCrypt Attackers are deleting files on publicly accessible Lenovo Iomega NAS devices and leaving ransom notes behind. These ransom notes state that the attackers will give the files back if a bitcoin ransom is paid.
4.8.19 New Android Ransomware Uses SMS Spam to Infect Its Victims Android SMS ransomware A new ransomware family targeting Android devices spreads to other victims by sending text messages containing malicious links to the entire contact list found on already infected targets.
4.8.19 New MegaCortex variant discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Vitali Kremez found a new variant of the MegaCortex ransomware that uses MEGA-F3= file marker.
4.8.19 New EXE Xorist variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Xorist variant that appends the .exe extension and drops a ransom note named HOW-TO-DECRYPT-FILES.HTM.
4.8.19 New Nqix Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .nqix extension.
4.8.19 Clop CryptoMix variant is back Clop MalwareHunterTeam noted that the Clop CryptoMix Ransomware variant is back from an extended absence.
28.7.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Scarab Amigo-A found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .btchelp@xmpp.jp extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER - btchelp@xmpp.jp ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
28.7.19 New Ndarod STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .ndarod extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 No More Ransom Success Story: Saves $108+ Million in Ransomware Payments Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Today marks the third anniversary of No More Ransom and through its partners from the public and private sectors, law enforcement, academia, and researchers, the project has been able to help hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of victims get their encrypted files back for free. Today marks the third anniversary of No More Ransom and through its partners from the public and private sectors, law enforcement, academia, and researchers, the project has been able to help hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of victims get their encrypted files back for free.
28.7.19 Ransomware attacks four Louisville healthcare clinics Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Four Louisville healthcare centers are infected with ransomware, according to Park DuValle Community Health Center CEO Ann Hagan-Grigsby. This is the second attack so far this year. The CEO said they contacted the FBI shortly after learning of the infected servers.
28.7.19 New Acuf2 Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .Acuf2 extension.
28.7.19 STOP DJvu Ransomware decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Decryptor to support the offline keys for the .lapoi, .todar, .dodoc, .bopador, and .novasof extensions.
28.7.19 New Ntuseg STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .ntuseg extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 New Banjo Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .banjo extension.
28.7.19 Ransomware Attack Cripples Power Company’s Entire Network Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware attack that hit the South African electric utility City Power from Johannesburg this morning encrypted all its systems, including databases and applications.
28.7.19 Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Louisiana Governor John Edwards has declared a state of emergency after a wave of ransomware attacks targeted school districts this month. This Emergency Declaration will allow Louisiana state resources and cybersecurity experts to assist local governments in securing their networks.
28.7.19 New Haven Public Schools hit by ransomware attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The New Haven Public School district recently was hit by a ransomware attack, an official confirmed Wednesday.
28.7.19 DecryptIomega Ransomware discovered DecryptIomega Amigo-A found a new ransomware called DecryptIomega that is target Lenovo Iomega NAS drives. The files are hidden, or removed, so it is not know if anything is encrypted, but it does drop a ransom note named YOUR FILES ARE SAFE!!!.txt.
28.7.19 A deep dive into Phobos ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Phobos ransomware appeared at the beginning of 2019. It has been noted that this new strain of ransomware is strongly based on the previously known family: Dharma (a.k.a. CrySis), and probably distributed by the same group as Dharma.
28.7.19 NinjaRMM Partner Used To Seed Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware NinjaRMM said its tool was used to spread ransomware across “multiple endpoints” within the last 36 hours, and it is encouraging partners to enable two-factor authentication, which it said could have stopped the attack, according to an email it sent to partners today.
28.7.19 New STOP Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new STOP Djvu Ransomware variants that append the .novasof or .bopador extensions to encrypted files.
28.7.19 Ransomware: Most Popular Malware in Underground Forums Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Through the analysis of over 3.9 million posts on underground hacker and malware forums, a new report illustrates the most common malware and threats being discussed.
28.7.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Distributed by Hackers Posing as German BSI Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware BSI, the German national cybersecurity authority, has issued a warning regarding a malspam campaign that distributes the Sodinokibi ransomware via emails designed to look like official BSI messages.
28.7.19 Vigo County works to assess extent of malware attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Vigo County officials are working today to determine what kind of attack was made on the county's computer system.
28.7.19 New ransomware taunting Emsisoft Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new ransomware was discovered by Petrovic that appears to be taunting Emsisoft by using the extensions .xuy and ..emsisosisoft.
28.7.19 New com2 Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .com2 extension.
28.7.19 New Dodoc STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .dodoc extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 Technical analysis of Ryuk ransomware that targets the large organizations Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Ryuk ransomware, a modified version of Hermes, is used by Grim Spider a cyber-criminal group, it made its first appearance in August 2018.
28.7.19 New Maoloa Ransomware variant Maoloa Ransomware GrujaRS found a new Maoloa Ransomware variant that appends the .Hades666 extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt.
28.7.19 New STOP Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new STOP Djvu Ransomware variants that append the .lapoi or .todar extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 LooCipher Ransomware Decryptor Gets Your Files Back for Free Loocipher A decryptor for the LooCipher Ransomware has been released by Emsisoft that allows victims to decrypt their files for free. If you were infected with LooCipher, do not pay the ransom and instead follow the instructions below.
28.7.19 New Lucky Joe Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Germán Fernández found a new ransomware called Lucky Joe that appears to be a GonnaCry variant. According to pollo290987, this variant drops a ransom note named GNNCRY_Readme.txt.
28.7.19 New RotorCrypt Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new RotorCrypt Ransomware !-information-...___ingibitor366@cumallover.me___....RT4BLOCK and drops a ransom note named NEWS_INGiBiToR.txt.
28.7.19 STOP DJvu Ransomware decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Decryptor to support the offline keys for the .gusau, .madek, and .tocue extensions.
28.7.19 New Daris STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .daris extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 New Tocue STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .tocue extension to encrypted files.
28.7.19 Haka Ransomware found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a ransomware that appends the extension .haka and drops a ransom note named !!!READ_ME_FIRST!!!.txt.
28.7.19 LilLocked Ransomware found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a ransomware that appends the extension .lilocked and drops a ransom note named #README.lilocked.
28.7.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the {Help557@cock.li}.exe extension to encrypted file names.
21.7.19 Emsisoft releases imS00rry decryptor Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for imS00rry Ransomware.
21.7.19 SkyStars Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic‏ found a new ransomware called SkyStars.
21.7.19 New Matrix Ransomware variant Matrix Amigo-A found a new Matrix Ransomware variant that appends the .[Kromber@tutanota.com] extension and drops a ransom note named #_#ReadMe#_#.rtf.
21.7.19 La Porte County Pays $130,000 Ransom To Ryuk Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Another public administration in the U.S. surrenders cybercriminal demands as La Porte County, Indiana, pays $130,000 to recover data on computer systems impacted by ransomware.
21.7.19 New 1BTC Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .1BTC extension to encrypted files.
21.7.19 New DoppelPaymer Ransomware Emerges from BitPaymer's Code Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Malware researchers have discovered a new file-encrypting malware they dubbed DoppelPaymer that has been making victims since at least mid-June, asking hundreds of thousands of US dollars in ransom.
21.7.19 Ryuk, Sodinokibi Ransomware Responsible for Higher Average Ransoms Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The average payment demand following a ransomware attack has almost doubled in the second quarter of the year and victims have Ryuk and Sodinokibi to blame.
21.7.19 FBI Releases Master Decryption Keys for GandCrab Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware In an FBI Flash Alert, the FBI has released the master decryption keys for the Gandcrab Ransomware versions 4, 5, 5.0.4, 5.1, and 5.2. Using these keys, any individual or organization can create and release their very own GandCrab decryptor.
21.7.19 New Budak and Herad STOP DJvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variants of the STOP DJvu Ransomware that append the .budak or .herad extension to encrypted files.
21.7.19 New Nemesis Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new variant of the Cry36/Nemesis Ransomware that appends the .id_**********_.YOUR_LAST_CHANCE extension to encrypted file names.
21.7.19 Onondaga Libraries hit by ransomware attack, locations open but some services affected Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Libraries across Onondaga County continue to deal with service issues caused by a cyber attack discovered last Friday.
21.7.19 Lessons learned from ransomware authors’ crypto mistakes Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Some ransomware authors get the cryptography right, but make web security mistakes that leave their command and control (C2) infrastructure vulnerable to attacks.
21.7.19 New Berosuce STOP DJvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu Ransomware that appends the .berosuce extension to encrypted files.
21.7.19 STOP Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP DJvu Ransomware decryptor to support the offline keys for the .godes, .budak, .heran, and .berosuce extensions.
21.7.19 Sodinokibi Spam campaign attacking Germany Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Karsten Hahn reported that a spam wave targeting Germany was distributing the Sodinokibi Ransomware.
21.7.19 Radio station WMNF victim of ransomware cyberattack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Tampa-based community radio station WMNF 88.5-FM is stepping up cybersecurity after its computer systems were hobbled by ransom-seeking hackers last month.
21.7.19 New Phobos Ransomware variant Phobos GrujaRS found a new variant of the Phobos ransomware that appends the .id[XXXXXX-2224].[zoye1596@msgden.net].actor extension and drops a ransom note named info.txt.
21.7.19 New Ouroboros Ransomware Ransomware GrujaRS found a new variant of the Ouroboros Ransomware that appends the .[id=xxxxxxx][mail=BackFileHelp@protonmail.com].limbo extension and drops a ransom note named Read-Me-Now.txt.
21.7.19 Avast Releases a GandCrab Decryptor Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Avast Software has released their own decryptor for the GandCrab Ransomware.
21.7.19 New Gusau STOP DJvu variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP DJvu Ransomware that appends the .gusau, .vusad, .madek, or .gehad extensions to encrypted files.
21.7.19 STOP Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP DJvu Ransomware decryptor to support the offline keys for the .gehad extensions.
21.7.19 Ransomware attack impacting Collierville, officials say Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware City officials said the attack disrupted the town’s information technology systems. They first received reports of the disruption Thursday morning and have determined it is the Ryuk ransomware virus.
21.7.19 Elusive MegaCortex Ransomware Found - Here is What We Know MegaCortex A sample of the ransomware called MegaCortex that is known to target the enterprise in targeted attacks has been found and analyzed. In this article, we will provide a brief look at the MegaCortex Ransomware and how it encrypts a computer.
21.7.19 Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A flurry of ransomware attacks has been reported this week affecting entities in US states of Georgia, New York, Tennessee, and Florida.
21.7.19 iNSYNQ Cloud Hosting Provider Hit by Ransomware Attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Cloud computing provider iNSYNQ experienced a ransomware attack which forced the company to shut down some of its servers to contain the malware infection from spreading and affecting more customer data.
21.7.19 Lawrenceville police latest victims of cyberattack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Lawrenceville police confirmed the FBI and private security experts have been called in to help with the cyberattack that has hijacked the department’s body camera file footage and other department files. It is also the same ransomware that attacked Henry County police, sources say.
21.7.19 New Maoloa Ransomware variant Maoloa GrujaRS found a new variant of the Maoloa Ransomware that appends .Persephone666 extension to encrypted files.
14.7.19 Monroe College Hit With Ransomware, $2 Million Demanded Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware attack at New York City's Monroe College has shutdown the college's computer systems at campuses located in Manhattan, New Rochelle and St. Lucia. Attackers are demanding $2 million ransom to restore their files.
14.7.19 Northwest Indian College Hit with Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware This week, the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) has been facing a cyberattack identified as the Ryuk ransomware virus. The outbreak has corrupted many internal files on our systems, including backups and legacy data.
14.7.19 New Bulba Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new ransomware called Bulba that appends the .Pox extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt.
14.7.19 New Godes STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .godes extension.
14.7.19 STOP Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP DJvu decryptor to support the offline keys for the .cezor and .lokas extensions. Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms.The U.S. Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on city leaders not to pay ransoms to their cyberattackers in the event ransomware attacks.
14.7.19 New HTML Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A has discovered a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .HTML extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named HOW_TO_DECRYPT.txt/
14.7.19 Westchester Library System Attacked By Ransomware Virus Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware virus attack on the Westchester Library System is being investigated, an IT official said on Wednesday, July 10.
14.7.19 New Nemesis Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new Nemesis Ransomware variant that appends the YOUR_LAST_CHANCE extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named _RESTORE FILES_.txt.
14.7.19 Rodentia Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new Jigsaw Ransomware variant called Rodentia Ransomware that does not encrypt anything.
14.7.19 Wanna Dead Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called Wanna Dead that is based off of HiddenTear and does not encrypt anything.
14.7.19 New .BKP Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .BKP extension.
14.7.19 How We Seized 15 Active Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Linux File Storage Servers Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware More eCh0raix news by Intezer who call this ransomware QNAPCrypt.
We at Intezer have detected and temporarily DoS’d the operation of a ransomware targeting Linux-based file storage systems (NAS servers).
14.7.19 New eCh0raix Ransomware Brute-Forces QNAP NAS Devices eCh0raix A new ransomware strain written in Go and dubbed eCh0raix by the Anomali Threat Research Team is being used in the wild to infect and encrypt documents on consumer and enterprise QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices used for backups and file storage.
14.7.19 Crown Ransomware discovered Crown Ransomware Petrovic discovered a new ransomware called Crown that appends the .CROWN extension to encrypted files.
14.7.19 Qihoo 360 releases a GandCrab v5.2 decryption tool Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Previously, 360 Total Security intercepted all aspects of the attack and fully supported the powerful killing of the entire series of GandCrab ransomware. Nowadays, 360 Total Security launch the decryption tool for GandCrab v5.2, which means that 360 Total Security have supported GandCrab ransomware 4.0/5.0/5.0.2/5.0.3/ 5.0.4/5.1/5.2 full range of decryption, users who have been infected can successfully decrypt the file without paying for the ransom!
14.7.19 Ransomware REvil - Sodinokibi: Technical analysis and Threat Intelligence Report Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The authors of Sodinokibi ransomware, even if they are the first versions of their creation, seem to have a long experience in this threats of cyber-crime.
Some researchers have identified the similarities with GandCrab ransomware, whose project was shut down in beginning June. It seems that Sodinokibi ransomware is the right candidate to fill the hole left behind GandCrab.
14.7.19 Rig Exploit Kit Pushing Eris Ransomware in Drive-by Downloads ERIS The RIG exploit kit has been spotted distributing the new ERIS Ransomware as its payload. Using the RIG exploit kit, vulnerable victims will find that the ransomware is installed on their computer without their knowledge simply by visiting a web site.
14.7.19 Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware? Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The crooks behind an affiliate program that paid cybercriminals to install the destructive and wildly successful GandCrab ransomware strain announced on May 31, 2019 they were terminating the program after allegedly having earned more than $2 billion in extortion payouts from victims. What follows is a deep dive into who may be responsible for recruiting new members to help spread the contagion.
14.7.19 Custom exploit kit pushing the ERIS Ransomware Azera Exploit Kit Jérôme Segura found a custom exploit called Azera pushing the ERIS Ransomware.
14.7.19 New .lokas STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .lokas extension to encrypted files.
14.7.19 New GarrantyDecrypt variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware variant that appends the .popoticus extension.
14.7.19 New .kick Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .kick extension.
14.7.19 New .save Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found new a Dharma variant that append the .save extension.
14.7.19 New .php and .dqb Dharma variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found new Dharma variants that append the .php and.dqb extensions.
14.7.19 A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over. Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware More than 100 years’ worth of municipal records, from ordinances to meeting minutes to resolutions and City Council agendas, have been locked in cyberspace for nearly a month, hijacked by unidentified hackers who encrypted the city’s computer system sand demanded more than $460,000 in ransom.
14.7.19 New Basilisque Locker discovered Basilisque Amigo-A found a new ransomware called Basilisque Locker that appends the .basilisque@protonmail_com extension and drops a ransom note named HOW_TO_DECRYPT.txt.
14.7.19 New .crash Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .crash extension.
6.7.19 Eurofins Scientific: Forensic services firm paid ransom after cyber-attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The UK's biggest provider of forensic services has paid a ransom to criminals after its IT systems were disrupted in a cyber-attack, BBC News has learned.
6.7.19 New Cezar STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware family that appends the .cezar extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 New DRCTR Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A has disovered a new DRCTR variant that appends the .CAGO extension and drops the ransom notes named DECRYPT_INFO.txt and DECRYPT_INFO.hta.
6.7.19 STOP DJvu Decryptor Updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie's STOP DJvu decryptor has been updated to include the offline keys for the .nusar, .litar, and .besub extensions.
6.7.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Exploits Windows Bug to Elevate Privileges Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The Sodinokibi ransomware is looking to increase its privileges on a victim machine by exploiting a vulnerability in the Win32k component present on Windows 7 through 10 and Server editions.
6.7.19 VirusEncoder Discovered VirusEncoder GrujaRS discovered a ransomware called VirusEncoder that appends the .boooam@cock_li extension and drops a ransom note named HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html.
6.7.19 SEON Ransomware 0.2 spotted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic found the 0.2 version of the SEON Ransomware.
6.7.19 Don't pay ransom payments for Cryakl CS1.6 Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid explains: "If you were hit by Cryakl CS1.6 ransomware (3nity@tuta.io) before July 3 2019, this one is for you: As far as we know authorities have taken control of crook's server, that keeps private keys. Attention - attacker didn't backup any data, so you shouldn't pay him."
6.7.19 Crypto Locker Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic found a new ransomware that calls itself Crypto Locker and appends the .isolated extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 CXK NMSL Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic found a new ransomware called CXK NMSL that is a batch file. It appends the .cxk_nmsl extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 Georgia court system hit by ransomware attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware At least a portion of the digital information systems for Georgia’s court system has been taken offline by a ransomware attack after a note was found requesting contact, officials confirmed Monday.
6.7.19 New Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .1500dollars extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 Cryakl Changes its extension scheme Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie explains "Looks like Cryakl Ransomware has a new extension ".cs16" - e.g. "email-3nity@tuta.io.ver-CS 1.6.id-.fname-NEWS.RTF.cs16""
6.7.19 New Litar STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware family that appends the .litar extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Scarab Amigo-A found a new Scarab ransomware variant that appends the .alilibat extension and drops a ransom note named DECRYPT.TXT.
6.7.19 Wav_list Ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .wav_list extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO DECRYPT[].txt.
6.7.19 “We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Talking with Ars, Christopher Krebs shares the to-do list: Iran, ransomware—and elections.
6.7.19 Freezing PowerShell Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic found a new ransomware written in PowerShell that appends the .Freezing extension.
6.7.19 New Go Ransomware spreads via EternalBlue Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A Shadow found a ransomware written in Go that uses the Pyexe tool to spread via EternalBlue. This ransomware appends the .locked extension.
6.7.19 STOP DJvu Decryptor Updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie's STOP DJvu decryptor has been updated to include the offline keys for the .truke, .dalle, and .lotep extensions.
6.7.19 Peekaboo Ransomware decryptor released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for the Peekaboo Ransomware.
6.7.19 New Nusar STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware family that appends the .nusar extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 Hacked Ad Server Pushes SEON Ransomware, Trojans Via Malvertising SEON Ransomware The ad server for a very popular video converter site was hacked to display malvertising that loads the GreenFlash Sundown exploit kit. This exploit kit would then drop the SEON Ransomware, Pony information stealing Trojan, and miners on a vulnerable computer.
6.7.19 New PZDC Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new PZDC Ransomware variant that appends the ,pzdc extension and drops a ransom note named 1_VIRUS_SHIFROVALSHIK.txt.
6.7.19 Popotic Ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .popotic extension and drops a ransom note named HOW-TO-RESTORE-FILES.txt.
6.7.19 Attackers Earn Over $1 Million in Florida Ransomware Attacks Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Hackers launching ransomware attacks against municipalities in Florida locked earnings in excess of $1 million this month as administrators of two cities found no other way to recover files on affected systems.
6.7.19 Ransomware strain Troldesh spikes again – Avast tracks new attacks Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware This week the ransomware known as Troldesh, which made headlines early this year, spiked again in Russia, Mexico, and the U.S.
6.7.19 Craftul Ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .craftul extension and drops a ransom note named FilesInfo.txt.
6.7.19 Peekaboo Ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .peekaboo extension and drops a ransom note named @@_TAKE_A_LOOK_@@.txt.
6.7.19 New Zeropadypt Ransomware variant Zeropadypt Amigo-A found a new variant of the Zeropadypt Ransomware that appends the .limbo extension and drops a note named Read-Me-Now.txt.
6.7.19 New XXXX Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek discovered a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .xxxx extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 New Lotep STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware family that appends the .lotep extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 Troll Ransomware Hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new rnasomware that appends the .TROLL extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt.
6.7.19 Sting Catches Another Ransomware Firm — Red Mosquito — Negotiating With “Hackers” Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware We recently wrote about two U.S. firms that promised high-tech ransomware solutions but instead paid the cyber-attacker. A U.K. company appears to do the same.
6.7.19 Walan Ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware variant that appends the .WALAN extension and drops a ransom note named DECRYPT_INFO.txt.
6.7.19 New Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie was shown a new Phobos ransomware variant that uses the .wallet extension. This extension is best known as being used by Dharma.
6.7.19 New Litra Ransomware Litra S!Ri discovered a new ransomware that appends the .Litra extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 New Dharma Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new Dharma variants that appends the .hccapx and .cap extensions to encrypted files.
6.7.19 New Dalle STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP DJvu ransomware family that appends the .dalle extension to encrypted files.
6.7.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Now Pushed by Exploit Kits and Malvertising Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The Sodinokibi Ransomware has been spotted being distributed through malvertising that redirects to the RIG exploit kit. With the use of exploit kits, Sodinokibi is now using a wide stream of vectors to infect victims with the ransomware.
6.7.19 New Snatch Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Petrovic found a new Snatch Ransomware variant that appends the .cbs0z extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named RESTORE_CBS0Z_DATA.txt.
22.6.19 New [Locked] Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the [LOCKED] extension and drops a ransom note named UNLOCK INSTRUCTIONS.txt.
22.6.19 New Hack Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .HACK extension to encrypted files.
22.6.19 New 0day Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .0Day extension to encrypted files.
22.6.19 Stop Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his Stop Decryptor to support the offline key for the .vesad extension variant.
22.6.19 Release of GandCrab 5.2 Decryptor Ends a Bad Ransomware Story GandCrab Decryptor In collaboration with law enforcement agencies around the world, Bitdefender has released an updated decryptor for the GandCrab Ransomware that can decrypt files encrypted by versions 1, 4, and 5 through 5.2.
22.6.19 New Horon STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of STOP Djvu ransomware that appends the .horon extension to encrypted files.
22.6.19 New Orion version of Major Ransomware Orion Major Ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the Major Ransomware that appends the .orion extension on encrypted files and drops a ransom note named READ_ME.orion.
22.6.19 WannaCash Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid updated his WannaCash Decryptor to support new variants.
22.6.19 New Middleman Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .middleman2020 extension and drops a ransom note named !INSTRUCTI0NS!.TXT.
22.6.19 New Copan DCRTR Ransomware DCRTR Amigo-A found a new variant of the DCRTR Ransomware that appends the .COPAN extension and drops ransom notes named HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt and HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.hta.
22.6.19 Ryuk Ransomware Adds IP and Computer Name Blacklisting Ryuk Ransom Note A new variant of the Ryuk Ransomware has been discovered that adds IP address and computer blacklisting so that matching computers will not be encrypted.
22.6.19 New Neras STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of STOP Djvu ransomware that appends the .neras extension to encrypted files.
22.6.19 New Adage Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware M. Shahpasandi found a new variant of the Phobos Ransomware that appends the .id[********-****].[helpteam38@protonmail.com].adage exemsion to encrypted files.
22.6.19 Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The city council for Riviera Beach, Florida, voted this week to pay more than $600,000 to a ransomware gang so city officials could recover data that has been locked and encrypted more than three weeks ago.
22.6.19 DanaBot Banking Trojan Upgraded with 'Non Ransomware' Module Non Ransomware A new malicious campaign is distributing an upgraded variant of DanaBot that comes with a new ransomware module used to target potential victims from Italy and Poland via phishing emails which deliver malware droppers. Checkpoint also released a decryptor for this ransomware.
22.6.19 Stop Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his Stop Decryptor to support the offline key for the .horon extension variant.
22.6.19 New Ransomnix Ransomware variant Ransomnix Amigo-A found a new variant of the Ransomnix Ransomware that appends the .dmo extension and drops a ransom note named HOW_TO_RETURN_FILES.txt.
22.6.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Spreads Wide via Hacked MSPs, Sites, and Spam Sodinokibi Ransom Note With the GandCrab Ransomware operation shutting down, affiliates are looking to fill the hole left behind with other ransomware. Such is the case with the Sodinokibi Ransomware, whose affiliates are using a wide range of tactics to distribute the ransomware and earn a commission.
22.6.19 New LooCipher Ransomware Spreads Its Evil Through Spam LooCipher A new ransomware called LooCipher has been discovered that is actively being used in the wild to infect users. While it is not known exactly how this ransomware is being distributed, based on some of the files that were found, we believe it is through a spam campaign.
22.6.19 New Truke STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of STOP Djvu ransomware that appends the .truke extension to encrypted files.
22.6.19 New Bitch Ransomware Bitch Ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware that calls itself "Bitch Ransomware". Nuff said.
16.6.19 New Myskle and Boston STOP Djvu Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variants of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that append the .myskle or .boston extensions to encrypted files.
16.6.19 STOP Decryptor Updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Decryptor to contain the offline key for the .heroset variant.
16.6.19 New Zoh Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .zoh extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 JSWorm Ransomware 3.1 Released JSWorm 3.1 Amigo-A discovered JSWorm Ransomware 3.1 that uses a new ransom note named JSWORM-DECRYPT.hta. Still uses the .jsworm extension.
16.6.19 New Muslat STOP Djvu Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .muslat extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 Food Bank Hit By Ransomware, Needs Your Charity to Rebuild Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Ransomware attacks hit indiscriminately and sometimes they may affect charitable organizations that can’t afford to surrender to the demand. Auburn Food Bank in King County, Washington, fell victim to a ransomware strain known as GlobeImposter 2.0, which encrypted all computers on their network.
16.6.19 How Cybercriminals Recruited Young Romanian Woman Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware In this excerpt from Kate Fazzini’s “Kingdom of Lies,” one former Romanian hacker tells how she got into the biz.
16.6.19 New Gerosan STOP Djvu Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .gerosan extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 New Html Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .html extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 Bisquilla Ransomware discovered Bisquilla Ransomware Jack found the Bisquilla Ransomware, which appears to be in dev as it does not encrypt.
16.6.19 New Cephalo Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Daniel Gallagher discovered a ransomware being distributed through a LNK file that contains a PowerShell command.
16.6.19 Ransomware identification for the judicious analyst Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Malware detection is a simple yes- or no-answer to the question: Is this file malicious?
Or in case of ransomware detection: Is this file ransomware? Identification on the other hand will provide an aswer to the question: Which malware or ransomware family is this?
16.6.19 Ransomware halts production for days at major airplane parts manufacturer Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware ASCO, one of the world's largest suppliers of airplane parts, has ceased production in factories across four countries due to a ransomware infection reported at its plant in Zaventem, Belgium.
16.6.19 New SD 1.1 Ransomware SD 1.1 Ransomware A new ransomware called SD 1.1 was posted on the BleepingComputer forums and was identified by Amigo-A, The ransomware appends the .[Unlock11@protonmail.com].enc extension.
16.6.19 pyLocky Decryptor Released by French Authorities Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A decryptor for pyLocky Ransomware versions 1 and 2 has been released by French authorities that allows victim to decrypt their files for free.
16.6.19 New Vesad STOP Djvu Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .vesad extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 STOP Decryptor Updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Decryptor to contain the offline key for the .boston, .muslat, and .gerosan extension.
16.6.19 New Harma Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .harma extension to encrypted files.
16.6.19 Armageddon Ransomware Discovered Armageddon Ransomware S!Ri discovered the Armageddon Ransomware. This ransomware does not encrypt all files on the PC.
16.6.19 New Poop Ransomware? Ransomware Petrovic found a new ransomware that appends the .poop extension to encrypted files. It is quite ugly too.
16.6.19 GandCrab is covering up their tracks GandCrab cleaning up CapsLo0ck noticed that the Gandcrab devs have asked Exploit.in to delete their posts on the site.
9.6.19 GandCrab Ransomware Shutting Down After Claiming to Earn $2.5 Billion GandCrab Post After almost a year and a half, the operators behind the GandCrab Ransomware are shutting down their operation and affiliates are being told to stop distributing the ransomware.
9.6.19 Dodger Ransomware discovered Dodger Ransomware MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new ransomware called Dodger that appends the .dodger extension and shows this not very nice screen.
9.6.19 New Lanset and Redmat Stop Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .lanset and .redmat extensions to encrypted files.
9.6.19 New BSC Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .bsc extension to encrypted files.
9.6.19 Strange Bits: Sodinokibi Spam, CinaRAT, and Fake G DATA Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Sodinokibi ransomware was known so far for being installed via Oracle WebLogic exploit (see Talos' article). A new campaign uses spam emails with attached MS Office Word document to download Sokinokibi to the target system. JamesWT found the first sample, Sculabs another one[1]. The email pretends to be a warning letter from the fee collection center of public-law broadcasting institutions in the Federal Public of Germany and demands 213.50 EUR payment.
9.6.19 Baltimore ransomware perp pinky-swears he didn’t use NSA exploit Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Over the past few weeks, a Twitter account that has since been confirmed by researchers to be that of the operator of the ransomware that took down Baltimore City's networks May 4 has posted taunts of Baltimore City officials and documents demonstrating that at least some data was stolen from a city server. Those documents were posted in response to interactions I had with the ransomware operator in an attempt to confirm that the account was not a prank.
9.6.19 New Davda Stop Ransomware found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .davda extension to encrypted files.
9.6.19 Baltimore’s bill for ransomware: Over $18 million, so far Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware It has been a month since the City of Baltimore's networks were brought to a standstill by ransomware. On Tuesday, Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young and his cabinet briefed press on the status of the cleanup, which the city's director of finance has estimated will cost Baltimore $10 million—not including $8 million lost because of deferred or lost revenue while the city was unable to process payments. The recovery remains in its early stages, with less than a third of city employees issued new log-in credentials thus far and many city business functions restricted to paper-based workarounds.
9.6.19 New Pidom and Poret Stop Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .pidom and .poret extensions to encrypted files.
9.6.19 New Kjh Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .kjh extension to encrypted files.
9.6.19 New Wannacash Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new WannaCash Ransomware variant that changes an encrypted file's name to "файл зашифрован (original_filename) .punisher"
9.6.19 The RIG Exploit Kit is Now Pushing the Buran Ransomware Buran Ransom Note The RIG exploit kit is now infecting victim's computers with a new ransomware variant called Buran. This ransomware is a variant of the Vega ransomware that was previously being distributed through Russian malvertising campaigns.
9.6.19 New Heroset Stop Ransomware found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .heroset extension to encrypted files.
9.6.19 STOP Djvu Decryptor udpated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has updated his STOP Djvu decrypter to include the offline keys for the .stone, .lanset, .davda, .poret, .pidon extensions.
9.6.19 New GlobeImposter 2 variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new GlobeImposter 2 variant that appends the .{dresdent@protonmail.com}DDT extension to encrypted files.
9.6.19 New Euclid Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new ransomware called Euclid uploaded to ID Ransomware that appends the .euclid extension and drops a ransom note named how to recovery.txt.
9.6.19 Hackers Won’t Let Up in Their Attack on U.S. Cities Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware WSJ reports that there were two intrusions in Baltimore city networks; one by an actor that used EternalBlue to move around the network and the other was the one who installed RobbinHood and did not use EternalBlue."Local governments across the country are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack in this city has crippled thousands of computers for a month."
2.6.19 In-dev GottaCry Ransomware GottaCry MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called GottaCry that is in-development.
2.6.19 SysFrog Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a ransomware that appends the .sysfrog extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named how_to_decrypt.txt.
2.6.19 New QBX Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .qbx extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New Mogera STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .mogera extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New ZOH Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .zoh extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New BEETS Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek spotted a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .beets extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New Rezuc STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .rezuc extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New Eric Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new ransomware that appends the .ERIS extension and drops a ransom note named @ READ ME TO RECOVER FILES @.txt.
2.6.19 New GlobeImposter variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .LotR extension and drops a ransom note named NEW_WAVE.html.
2.6.19 MBR-based NMoreira Boot Ransomware NoMeira Boot variant Dave Logue found a variant of the NMoreira Ransomware that appears to be targeting the MBR.
2.6.19 Fake WannaCry Ransomware WannaCry MalwareHunterTeam found a fake WannaCry Ransomware that looks like it was made a joke, school assignment, or for "fun".
2.6.19 New Harma Dharma Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .harma extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 STOP Ransomware Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Djvu Ransomware decryptor to support the offline keys for the .skymap, .mogera, and .rezuc variants.
2.6.19 New Buran Ransomware spotted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new ransomware on ID-Ransomware that utilizes what looks like a GUID for the extension. For example, .3674AD9F-5958-4F2A-5CB7-F0F56A8885EA. It also drops a ransom note named !!! YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED !!!.TXT.
2.6.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Pushed via Foreclosure Warning Spam Sodinokibi Ransomware A malspam campaign targeting potential German victims is actively distributing Sodinokibi ransomware via spam emails disguised as foreclosure notifications with malicious attachments which pose as foreclosure notifications.
2.6.19 Maze Ransomware Says Computer Type Determines Ransom Amount Maze Ransomware A variant of the Maze Ransomware, otherwise known as the ChaCha Ransomware, has been spotted being distributed by the Fallout exploit kit. An interesting feature of this ransomware is that it says the ransom amount will be different depending on whether the victim is a home computer, server, or workstation.
2.6.19 New Stone STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .stone extension to encrypted files.
2.6.19 New RotorCrypt Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new RotorCrypt Ransomware variant that appends the !__prontos@cumallover.me__.bak extension.

26.5.19

New ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new ransomware that appends the .[epta.mcold@gmail.com] and drops a ransom note named !INSTRUCTI0NS!.TXT,
26.5.19 New in-dev EZDZ Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new in-dev ransomware called EZDZ that utilizes the .EZDZ extension and drops a ransom note named HELP_PC.EZDZ-REMOVE.txt.
26.5.19 New Radman STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .radman extension.
26.5.19 New Ferosas STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .ferosas extension.
26.5.19 New TOR13 Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .TOR13 extension to encrypted files.

26.5.19

Cryptocurrent scam pushing ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Frost found an Ether scam distributing a new ransomware.
26.5.19 JSWorm 2.0 Ransomware Decryptor Gets Your Files Back For Free JSWorm Decryptor A decryptor for the JSWorm 2.0 Ransomware has been released by Emsisoft this week that allows victims to decrypt their files for free. If you become infected with JSWorm 2.0, do not pay the ransom and instead follow the instructions below.
26.5.19 Louisville Regional Airport Authority hit by 'ransomware' attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware WDRB reports: "The Louisville Regional Airport Authority said it fell victim to ransomware Monday morning."
26.5.19 GetCrypt Ransomware Brute Forces Credentials, Decryptor Released GetCrypt A new ransomware called GetCrypt is being installed through malvertising campaigns that redirect victims to the RIG exploit kit. Once installed, GetCrypt will encrypt all of the files on a computer and then demand a ransom payment to decrypt the files.
26.5.19 Hackers Are Holding Baltimore Hostage: How They Struck and What’s Next Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A NY Times article by Niraj Chokshi covering Baltimore being hit by the RobbinHood ransomware. Also includes a quote from your favorite ransomware information site :)

26.5.19

New Rectot STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .rectot extension.
26.5.19 New Les Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .les# extension and drops a ransom note named как расшифровать файлы les#.TXT.
26.5.19 Wiper disguised as ransomware distributed via email Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware honkone found an email pushing a malicious executable. Bart analyzed and determined it was a ransomware, but Michael Gillespie stated it was actually a wiper. The fun of malware.
26.5.19 STOP Djvu Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated the STOP Djvu decryptor to support the offline IDs for .ferosas, .rectot, and .INFOWAIT variants.  
26.5.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Poised to Impact Larger Enterprises Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Coveware states:"Given the sophisticated attack vector and the investment the developers of Sodinokibi have made to their payment TOR site, this variant seems to be poised to become a popular choice among ransomware distributors."
26.5.19 New Good Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .GOOD extension to encrypted files.
26.5.19 NordFox Ransomware discovered Nordfox GrujaRS discovered the NordFox Ransomware, which appends the .legacy extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named READ_ME.txt.
26.5.19 New Skymap STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .skymap extension.

18.5.19

New STOP Djvu variant discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that adds the .codnat extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 New Dharma variants released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found new variants of the Dharma Ransomware that append the .qbtex and the .yG extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 New STOP Djvu variant discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that adds the .codnat1 extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 WannaCry still present on 1.7 million machines Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware 2 years after WannaCry and there’s still 1.7M machines with SMB exposed to the Internet!
18.5.19 New DrWeb Dharma variant released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .drweb extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 New STOP Djvu variant discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that adds the .bufas extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 Wesker Encrypter discovered Wesker Michael Gillespie found the Wesker Encrypter that does not add an extension but drops ransom notes name !!!INSTRUCTION_RNSMW!!!.txt.

18.5.19

New ChaCha Ransomware variant ChaCha Michael Gillespie found a new ChaCha Ransomware variant that appends a random 6-7 char extension and drops a ransom note named DECRYPT-FILES.html.
18.5.19 Non Ransomware discovered Non Ransomware GrujaRS found the Non Ransomware that appends the .non extension and drops a ransom note named HowToBackFiles.txt. Possibly in-dev as the ransom note does not include an email address.
18.5.19 New Dharma variants released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found new variants of the Dharma Ransomware that append the .jack and .PLUT extensions to encrypted files.
18.5.19 JSWorm Ransomware sends a shoutout to researchers Shoutout The JSWorm Ransomware sent a shoutout in its code to MalwareHunterTeam, S!Ri, and Amigo-A.
18.5.19 Possible new Desktop Ransomware variant Desktop Ransomware GrujaRS found a new ransomware that could be a variant of the Desktop Ransomware. This ransomware prepends the Locked. string to encrypted file's names.
18.5.19 THE TRADE SECRET: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.
18.5.19 New DDOS Dharma variant released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .DDOS extension to encrypted files.

18.5.19

New Oops Scarab Ransomware variant Scarab Ransom Note Amigo-A found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .Oops extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
18.5.19 New Mamba Phobos Ransomware variant Phobos Mamba variant GrujaRS found a new Phobos Ransomware variant that appends the .mamba extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 New Cry Dharma variant released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .cry extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 New STOP Djvu variant discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that adds the .dotmap extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 The Reality Of Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware "About 1.5 million ransomware attacks occur annually, putting individuals and corporations in a no-win situation. ProPublica technology reporter Renee Dudley joins host Krys Boyd to explain how these attacks work, how firms can sometimes recover the stolen data, and how sometimes the solution is just to pay up.Her recent story on the topic is a joint investigation with The Guardian."
18.5.19 New Ge0l0Gic Ransomware Geologic Ransomware GrujaRS found the Ge0l0Gic Ransomware that appends the .ge0l0gic extension and drops a ransom note named .ge0l0gic_readme.txt.
18.5.19 ZQ Ransomware decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has updated their ZQ Ransomware decryptor to support the w_unblock24@qq.com].ws variant.
18.5.19 New 4k Dharma variant released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a variant of the Dharma Ransomware that appends the .4k extension to encrypted files.
18.5.19 Baltimore Ransomware still affecting city services Baltimore services Catalin Cimpanu states "A list of what's still down, almost 2 weeks after the attack:"
18.5.19 STOP Djvu Decrypter updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie released an update for his STOP Decrypter to support the offline IDs for the .shadow, .fordan, .codnat, and .dotmap extensions.

11.5.19

New MegaCortex Ransomware Found Targeting Business Networks

MegaCortex Ransom Note

A new ransomware has been discovered called MegaCortex that is targeting corporate networks and the workstations on them. Once a network is penetrated, the attackers infect the entire network by distributing the ransomware using Windows domain controllers.

11.5.19

New STOP Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Amigo-A found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .sarut extension to encrypted files.

11.5.19

New Navi Scarab Ransomware variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Alex Svirid found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .Navi extension to encrypted files.

11.5.19

New BAT Dharma variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .bat extension to encrypted files.

11.5.19

New Scarab Ransomware variant

Scarab Ransom Note

Amigo-A found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the kes$ extension and drops a ransom nte named Инструкция по расшифровке.TXT.

11.5.19

New Scarab Ransomware variant

Zorro Ransom Note

Amigo-A found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .zoro extension and drops a ransom nte named !!! RESTORE DATA !!!.TXT.

11.5.19

New Dharma variants

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Jakub Kroustek found a bunch of new Dharma ransomware variants that append the ,qbix, .aa1, and .wal extension to encrypted files.

11.5.19

Yara rules created for the MegaCortex Ransomware

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Marc Rivero López created Yara rules to detect the MegaCortex ransomware and the Rietspoof loader. This MegaCortex rule is posted here and the Rietspoof rule is here.

11.5.19

New STOP Ransomware variant

STOP Ransom Note

Amigo-A found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .fedasot extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named _readme.txt.

11.5.19

New KBK GlobeImposter 2.0 variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware variant that appends the .{Killback@protonmail.com}KBK extension.

11.5.19

Ransomware hunt for the Recry Ransomware

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie is looking for a ransomware that appends the .recry1 extension and drops a ransom note named decryption_help.txt.

11.5.19

New STOP Ransomware variants

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found new STOP Djvu Ransomware variants that appends the .forasom or .berost extensions to encrypted files.

11.5.19

Local Authorities in Texas and Maryland Hit by Ransomware

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

The servers of Baltimore City Hall and Amarillo, TX, Potter County were hit by ransomware attacks, with the former having shut down most servers while the latter already got some of its computing systems back online.

11.5.19

STOP Decryptor offline keys updated

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie updated STOP Decryptor with the offline keys for .roldat, .dutan, .sarut, .berost, and .forasom.

11.5.19

Dharma Ransomware Uses Legit Antivirus Tool To Distract Victims

Encrypted files

A new Dharma ransomware strain is using ESET AV Remover installations as a "smoke screen" technique designed to distract victims while their files are encrypted in the background as detailed by Trend Micro.

11.5.19

New MERS Dharma variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Jakub Kroustek found a new Dharma ransomware variant that appends the .MERS extension to encrypted files.

11.5.19

New Blitzkrieg Ransomware

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Amigo-A found the new Blitzkrieg Ransomware that appends the .bkc extension and drops a ransom note named HowToBackFiles.txt.

11.5.19

Imperial County officials to invest in rebuilding network following cyber attack

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

The hacker made a ransom demand of $1.2 million dollars in bitcoin to restore the network, a demand Imperial County decided not to pay.

11.5.19

Jokeroo Ransomware as a Service Pulls an Exit Scam

Jokeroo Exit scam

Since May 7th, 2019, the Tor sites for the Jokeroo Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) have started displaying a notice stating that their server was seized by the Royal Thai Police in conjunction with the Dutch National Police and Europol. It turns out that this notice is fake and the RaaS is performing an exit scam.

11.5.19

New BKC GlobeImposter 2.0 variant

Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware

Michael Gillespie found a new GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware variant that appends the [blellockr@godzym.me].bkc extension.

11.5.19 New STOP Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .fordan extension to encrypted files.
11.5.19 MegaCortex, deconstructed: mysteries mount as analysis continues Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware It’s been a week since we published our initial research on the ransomware calling itself MegaCortex. Our initial post was written over about a day and a half, as we started to observe an early outbreak on May 1. We have a lot of new information to share today.
11.5.19 New Matrix Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Matrix Ransomware variant that appends the .QH24 extension and drops a ransom note named !QH24_INFO!.rtf.
11.5.19 New FLKR Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Alex Svirid found a new FLKR Ransomware variant that appends the .+jabber-theone@safetyjabber.com extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 Russian Legion Ransomware found Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new HiddenTear variant called Russian Legion
4.5.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware found Ransom Note GrujaRS found the Sodinokibi Ransomware that assigned a random extension to each victim.
4.5.19 BellevueInject Ransomware Bellevue Inject MalwareHunterTeam found the BellevueInject CryptoWire variant that appears to target Bellevue College. Looks in-dev.
4.5.19 STOP Djvu Decryptor updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie updated the STOP Djvu decryptor to include the offline IDs for .etols, .guvara, .norvas, .moresa, .verasto, and .hrosas.
4.5.19 New Fredd Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new Dharma Ransomware variant that appends the .FREDD extension.
4.5.19 BigBobRoss Ransomware decrypted updated Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has updated their decryptor for the BigBobRoss Ransomware to support the .cheetah variant.
4.5.19 New Prodecryptor Ransomware ProdeCryptor GrujaRS found a new ransomware named Prodecryptor that appends the .Prodecryptor extension and drops a ransom note named ReadME-Prodecryptor@gmail.com.txt.
4.5.19 New STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu variant that appends the .todarius extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 LockerGoga Ransomware Family Used in Targeted Attacks Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Once again, we have seen a significant new ransomware family in the news. LockerGoga, which adds new features to the tried and true formula of encrypting victims’ files and asking for payment to decrypt them, has gained notoriety for the targets it has affected.
4.5.19 Sodinokibi Ransomware Being Installed on Exploited WebLogic Servers Sodinokibi Ransomware payment site Attackers are exploiting a recently disclosed WebLogic vulnerability to install a new ransomware called Sodinokibi. As this vulnerability is trivial to exploit, it is important that server admins install the patch immediately in order to prevent infections or unauthorized access.
4.5.19 GitHub-Hosted Malware Targets Accountants With Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Threat actors ran a malvertising campaign on the Russian Yandex.Direct advertising network starting October 2018 to disseminate a malware cocktail designed to encrypt victims' data and steal cryptocurrency.
4.5.19 New STOP Djvu ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has found new STOP Djvu variants that append the .roldat or .hofos extensions to encrypted files.
4.5.19 New .TXT Dharma Variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has spotted a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that uses the .txt extension for encrypted files. This going to confuse as a lot of people.
4.5.19 Windows Server hosting provider still down a week after ransomware attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A ransomware infection has crippled the operations of a US-based web hosting provider for almost eight days now, several of the company's disgruntled customers have told ZDNet today.
4.5.19 New Video Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .video extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 New Zeropadypt Ransomware Zeropadypt Ransomware Amigo_A_ found a new ransomware that fills "files with zeros".
4.5.19 Emsisoft releases a decryptor for the ZQ Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has released a decryptor for the ZQ Ransomware.
4.5.19 New WannaOof Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called WannaOof that appends the .oof extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 STOP decryptor updated with further offline keys Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has updated his STOP decryptor with the offline keys for .kiratos and .todarius.
4.5.19 Decryptor for MegaLocker and NamPoHyu Virus Ransomware Released MegaLocker Decryptor Emsisoft has released a decryptor for the MegaLocker and NamPoHyu Virus ransomware that has been targeting exposed Samba servers. Victims can now use this decryptor to recover their files for free.
4.5.19 New Wal Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has found a new Dharma variant that appends the .wal extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 New STOP Djvu ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie has found a new STOP Djvu variant that append the .dutan extension to encrypted files.
4.5.19 “MegaCortex” ransomware wants to be The One Mega Cortex Ransom Note A new ransomware that calls itself MegaCortex got a jolt of life on Wednesday as we detected a spike in the number of attacks against Sophos customers around the world, including in Italy, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and France. The attackers delivering this new malware campaign employed sophisticated techiques in the attempt to infect victims.
27.4.19 New STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu ransomware variant that appends the .moresa extension to encrypted files.
27.4.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the Scarab Ransomware that appends the .croc and drops a ransom note named HELP_BY_CROC.TXT.
27.4.19 New Paradise Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Paradise Ransomware variant that appends the .sambo extension and drops a ransom note named Instructions with your files.txt.
27.4.19 New LDPR Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Dharma Ransomware that appends the .LDPR extension to encrypted files.
27.4.19 Someone made a payment to a WannaCry Ransomware wallet Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Someone just paid 0.0584 BTC ($309.26 USD) to a bitcoin wallet tied to #WannaCry ransomware.
27.4.19 New Colorit Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new ransomware that appends the .COLORIT on ID Ransomware.
27.4.19 ST04: Ransomware Trends with Raj Samani and John Fokker Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow, and John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations for McAfee Advanced Threat Research, discuss various ransomware attacks and how it’s evolving.
27.4.19 New STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new version of the STOP Djvu ransomware that appends the .verasto extension to encrypted files.
27.4.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the Scarab Ransomware that appends the .vally extension.
27.4.19 New Major Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the Major Ransomware that appends the .mars extesion and drops a ransom note named READ_ME.mars.
27.4.19 Over 500% Increase in Ransomware Attacks Against Businesses Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Cybercriminals have started focusing their efforts on businesses during Q1 2019, with consumer threat detections decreasing by roughly 24% year over year while businesses have seen a 235% increase in the number of cyber attacks against their computing systems.
27.4.19 New BigBobRoss Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new BigBobRoss variant that appends the .cheetah extension that drops a ransom note named How to recover your files.txt.
27.4.19 New STOP Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .hrosas extension to encrypted files.
27.4.19 New Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .[zoro4747@gmx.de].zoro and drops a ransom note named !!! RESTORE DATA !!!.TXT.
27.4.19 New JSWorm variant discovered with a message for ID-Ransomware JSWorm S!Ri found a new variant of the JSWorm that has a message for ID Ransomware.
27.4.19 New GlobeImposter variant GlobeImposter GrujaRS found a new GlobeImposter variant that appends the .DOCM and drops a ransom note named Restore-My-Files.txt.
27.4.19 Vulnerable Confluence Servers Get Infected with Ransomware, Trojans Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A critical Atlassian Confluence Server vulnerability is being remotely exploited by attackers to compromise both Linux and Windows servers, allowing them to drop GandCrab ransomware and the Dofloo (aka AES.DDoS, Mr. Black) Trojan.
27.4.19 Snatch Ransomware discovered Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware GrujaRS found the Snatch Ransomware that appends the .hceem extension and drops a ransom note named RESTORE_HCEEM_DATA.txt.
27.4.19 Signed Hermes Ransomware variant spotted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a signed Hermes Ransomware variant.
27.4.19 New Kiratos Stop Djvu Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new STOP Djvu ransomware variant that appends the .kiratos extension to encrypted files.
27.4.19 A Closer Look at the RobbinHood Ransomware End of encryption message The RobbinHood Ransomware is the latest player in the ransomware scene that is targeting companies and the computers on their network. This ransomware is not being distributed through spam but rather through other methods, which could include hacked remote desktop services or other Trojans that provide access to the attackers.
20.4.19 RobbinHood Ransomware Claims It's Protecting Your Privacy RobbinHood Ransomware A new ransomware is in play called RobbinHood that is targeting entire networks and then encrypting all computers that they can gain access to. They then request a certain amount of bitcoins to decrypt a single computer or a larger amount to decrypt the entire network.
20.4.19 New Locked Ransomware Locked Ransomware Petrovic found a new ransomware that appends the .locked extension and drops a ransom note named README[number].txt. Below is an image supplied by GrujaRS of this infection.
20.4.19 New Proyecto X Ransomware Proyecto X MalwareHunterTeam found a ransomware called Proyecto X that appends the .robinhood extension to encrypted files.
20.4.19 Android Sauron Locker Ransomware discovered Sauron Locker Lukas Stefanko found a new Android ransomware called Sauron Locker that locks device and replaces background wallpaper for ransom note.
20.4.19 Ransom amounts rise 90% in Q1 as Ryuk increases Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Coveware's Q1 Ransomware Marketplace report aggregates anonymized ransomware data from cases handled and resolved by Coveware’s Incident Response Team. Unlike surveys, which rely on sentiment, this report is created solely from a standardized set of data collected from every case. By aggregating and sharing this data we believe large and small enterprises can better protect themselves from the persistent and ever-evolving ransomware threat.
20.4.19 'NamPoHyu Virus' Ransomware Targets Remote Samba Servers Ransom Note A new ransomware family called NamPoHyu Virus or MegaLocker Virus is targeting victims a bit differently than other ransomware. Instead of an executable running on a victim's computer, the attacker is running the ransomware locally and having it remotely encrypt accessible Samba servers.
20.4.19 New Phoenix Phobos Ransomware variant Phoenix Phobos GrujaRS found a new variant of the Phobos Ransomware that appends the .phoenix extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named info.txt.
20.4.19 New Exploit Paradise Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Paradise Ransomware variant that appends the .exploit extension to encrypted files.
20.4.19 New Burn Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .burn extension to encrypted files.
20.4.19 Cube Ransomware Hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a new ransomware that appends the .cube extension and drops a ransom note named READ_ME.cube.
20.4.19 New CRABSLKT Scarab Ransomware variant Scarab Ransomware Amigo-A found a new Scarab Ransomware variant that appends the .CRABSLKT and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
20.4.19 Cyber-security firm Verint hit by ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The Israel offices of US cyber-security firm Verint have been hit by ransomware, according to a screenshot taken by a Verint employee that started circulating online earlier today.
20.4.19 DLL Cryptomix Ransomware Variant Installed Via Remote Desktop CryptoMix Ransom Note The CryptoMix ransomware is still alive and kicking as a new variant has been spotted being spread in the wild. This new version appends the .DLL extension to encrypted files and is said to be installed through hacked remote desktop services.
20.4.19 New norvas STOP Djvu Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new STOP Djvu Ransomware variant that appends the .norvas extension to encrypted files.
20.4.19 Weekly Ransomware Market Share from Coveware Weekly Ransomware Market Share Coveware notes that Ryuk attacks have continued to decline in prevalence since last week. New Variants of Dharma and Phobos continue to hit smaller enterprises via RDP in the US. A slew of GandCrab attacks hit enterprises in Western Europe via CVE’s that allow remote code execution
20.4.19 Jokeroo jokers modify a GandCrab executable? Jokeroo GandCrab Jakub Kroustek discovered an unpacked GandCrab 5.3 executable that contains strings from the Jokeroo RaaS. It is not known if it's the GandCrab devleopers poking fun at another ransomware developers or the jokers behind Jokeroo playing with GandCrab.
13.4.19 Genesee County, Michigan Recovering from Ransomware Attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Genesee County, Michigan was hit with a ransomware attack on Tuesday and the county has been working non-stop to get their systems back online. Unfortunately, this process turned out to be more difficult than expected and system are still down.
13.4.19 Pick-Six: Intercepting a FIN6 Intrusion, an Actor Recently Tied to Ryuk and LockerGoga Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Recently, FireEye Managed Defense detected and responded to a FIN6 intrusion at a customer within the engineering industry, which seemed out of character due to FIN6’s historical targeting of payment card data. The intent of the intrusion was initially unclear because the customer did not have or process payment card data. Fortunately, every investigation conducted by Managed Defense or Mandiant includes analysts from our FireEye Advanced Practices team who help correlate activity observed in our hundreds of investigations and voluminous threat intelligence holdings. Our team quickly linked this activity with some recent Mandiant investigations and enabled us to determine that FIN6 has expanded their criminal enterprise to deploy ransomware in an attempt to further monetize their access to compromised entities.
13.4.19 New .btix Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek discovered a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .btix extension to encrypted files.
13.4.19 New raldug STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new variant of the STOP Djvu ransomware that appends the .raldug extension to encrypted file names.
13.4.19 AsuraHTTP Bot with Ransomware capabilities AsuraHTTP MalwareHunterTeam discovered a LiteHTTP Bot renamed as AsuraHTTP with some Ransomware code added to it.
13.4.19 Planetary Ransomware Decryptor Gets Your Files Back For Free Planetary Decryptor A decryptor for the Planetary Ransomware family was released by Emsisoft this week that allows victims to decrypt their files for free. This ransomware family is named Planetary because it commonly uses the names of planets for the extensions added to encrypted file's names.
13.4.19 Anubis Android Trojan Spotted with Almost Functional Ransomware Module Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware An Android application which steals PayPal credentials, encrypts files from the device's external storage, and locks the screen using a black screen was spotted in the Google Play Store by ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko.
13.4.19 GET YOUR DATA BACK WITHOUT PAYING RANSOM Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware "We reached out to three battle-weary ransomware knights — Wosar (whose day job is at Emsisoft), Lawrence Abrams from Bleeping Computer (a computer help site started in 2004) and Michael Gillespie, who founded the free ID Ransomware service three years ago — for tips on how individuals and businesses can thwart the thievery. They all had surprisingly similar advice"
13.4.19 Turkish Aurora offline variant Aurora MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new Turkish Aurora offline variant that adds the .cryptoid extension to encrypted files.
13.4.19 GoRansom pushed by maldoc Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware enSilo found a ransomware written in Go that is being pushed by a malicious Word document. Appears to be a research project.
13.4.19 Distributor of the Reveton Police Ransomware Jailed by UK's NCA Reveton A key member of a crime group behind the notorious Reveton Police Trojan that locked users out of Windows unless they paid a ransom has now found himself locked up in jail.
13.4.19 How did a teenager become the UK’s biggest cyber criminal? Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware BBC radio discusses:
Zain Qaiser made hundreds of thousands blackmailing porn users from his parents’ house.
13.4.19 STOP Djvu Decryptor updated STOP Decryptor Michael Gillespie updated his STOP Djvu decryptor to support the offline IDs for the .grovat, .raldug, and .roland variants.
13.4.19 New Extortion Email Threatens to Install WannaCry and DDoS Your Network Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A new extortion email scam campaign is underway that states that your computer was hacked and that it was discovered you were hiding your taxes. The alleged hackers then demand 2 bitcoins or they will notify the "Tax Department", DDoS your network, and then install the WannaCry ransomware.
13.4.19 How to Save Ransomware Encrypted Files for Decryption Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Coveware writes: When ransomware strikes and restoring from backups is not an option, a victim often feels that paying the ransom is the only option. Often, victims realize that they can indeed live without the data that has been encrypted, and are able to wait for a potential free decryption solution to be published. Given how unpredictable the release of free decryptor tools is, how should ransomware victims plan their recovery? What can they do to increase their chances of a full recovery?
13.4.19 New Bitcoin666 Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware that appends the .bitcoin666@cock.li.word extension to encrypted files.
13.4.19 New .gate Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie spotted a new Dharma variant that uses the .gate extension.
13.4.19 New langolier Scarab variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Scarab variant that appends the .langolier extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
13.4.19 New guvara and etols STOP Djvu Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found new variants of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that append the .guvara and .etols extensions.
13.4.19 Emsisoft released a decryptor for the CryptoPokemon Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for the CryptoPokemon Ransomware that appends the .CRYPTOPOKEMON extension.
13.4.19 New fuchsia Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Scarab variant that appends the .fuchsia extension and drops a ransom note named DECRYPT FILES.TXT.
13.4.19 New Love Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .LOVE extension.
13.4.19 New Tokog Scarab Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Amigo-A found a new Scarab variant that appends the .tokog extension and drops a ransom note named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
13.4.19 SadComputer Ransomware discovered SadComputer MalwareHunterTeam found the SadComputer ransomware which appends the .sad extension and drops a ransom note named sadcomputer_note.txt.
13.4.19 Weekly Ransomware Market Share from Coveware Weekly Ransomware Market Share According to Coveware, Ryuk cases have slowed a bit, though are still a substantial portion of new cases. GandCrab v5.2 has picked up slightly in April. Phobos and Dharma continue to hold the largest share of attacks affecting enterprises.
13.4.19 New browec STOP Djvu Ransomware variants Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .browec extension.

6.4.19

New Plant Matrix Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Stephen DeLucia discovered a new Matrix Ransomware variant that appends the .Plant extension.

6.4.19

RobLocker X discovered Roblocker-x GrujaRS found a new ransomware called RobLocker X.

6.4.19

vxCrypter Is the First Ransomware to Delete Duplicate Files vxCrypter The vxCrypter Ransomware could be the first ransomware infection that not only encrypts a victim's data, but also tidy's up their computer by deleting duplicate files.

6.4.19

New York Albany Capital Hit by Ransomware Attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware The City of Albany, the capital of the U.S. state of New York, was hit by a ransomware attack on March 30, with city officials working over the weekend to respond to the incident.

6.4.19

Mira Ransomware decryptor released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware F-secure released a decryptor for the Planetary ransomware variant that appends the .Mira extension.

6.4.19

Pacman Ransomware Pacman Ransomware MalwareHunterTeam found a new ransomware called.... Pacman. This ransomware prepends encrypted before the original extension.

6.4.19

Aurora decryptor released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft released a decryptor for the Aurora ransomware.

6.4.19

New STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .grovat extension to encrypted files.

6.4.19

Cyber Criminals Increasingly Target Small and Midsize Businesses Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware A report by Chubbs "examines the emergence of new #ransomware and #malware strains, including Emotet, Ryuk, and Credential Stuffing".

6.4.19

Norsk Hydro releases a documentary-like video on their LockerGoga cyberattack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware In a unprecedented move, Norsk Hydro created a documentary-like video about the employees who discovered they were infected by LockerGoga.

6.4.19

New STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .roland extension to encrypted files.

6.4.19

Arizona Beverages knocked offline by ransomware attack Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Arizona Beverages, one of the largest beverage suppliers in the U.S., is recovering after a massive ransomware attack last month, TechCrunch has learned.

6.4.19

MR.Z3B1 Jigsaw variant Jigsaw MalwareHunterTeam found a new Jigsaw Ransomware variant that appends the Contact onlineservices1@usa.com Hacked by Z3b1 your ID [MI0985547KE] .locked extension to encrypted files.

6.4.19

New hunt for Ransomware that appends ._Crypted Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for a ransomware sample that appends the ._Crypted extension and drops a ransom note named _CRYPTED_README.html.

6.4.19

Seon Ransoware ver 0.2 found Seon Ransomware ver 0.2 JAMESWT found a new variant of the Seon Ransomware that brings it to "ver 0.2" and appends the .FIXT extension.

6.4.19

New ms13 Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware safety found a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .ms13 extension to encrypted files.

6.4.19

New Xwo Web Scanner Helps MongoLock Ransomware Find Victims Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Code and infrastructure from two known malware families have been observed with a new threat named Xwo, which helps operators of the MongoLock ransomware discover unprotected web services reachable over the internet.

6.4.19

Planetary Ransomware decryptor released Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Emsisoft has released a new decryptor for the Planetary Ransomware. This decryptor will target ransomware variants that append the .mira, .yum, .Neptune, or .Pluto extension.

6.4.19

New ransomware hunt Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie is looking for ransomware samples that append the .bmps@tutanota.com.major or .bmps@tutanota.com.major extension.

6.4.19

New STOP Djvu variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new variant of the STOP Djvu Ransomware that appends the .refols extension to encrypted files.

6.4.19

FIN6 Group Diversifies Activity, Uses LockerGoga and Ryuk Ransomware Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware FIN6 cybercrime group has taken a step toward increased monetization of their intrusions and added ransomware to its portfolio, choosing LockerGoga and Ryuk file encryption malware for the extortion jobs.

6.4.19

New Phobos Ransomware variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Michael Gillespie found a new Phobos variant that appends the .phoenix extension.
6.4.19 New .carcn Dharma variant Výsledek obrázku pro ransomware Jakub Kroustek found a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .carcn extension.

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