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New Year, New Ransomware: Babuk Locker Targets Large Corporations

Despite being a mostly run-of-the-mill ransomware strain, Babuk Locker’s encryption mechanisms and abuse of Windows Restart Manager sets it apart. Only a few days into the new year, one of the first new ransomware strains of 2021 has been discovered. Dubbed Babuk Locker, the ransomware appears to have successfully compromised . . . Read more

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.

Ransomware in 2020: A Banner Year for Extortion

From attacks on the UVM Health Network that delayed chemotherapy appointments, to ones on public schools that delayed students going back to the classroom, ransomware gangs disrupted organizations to inordinate levels in 2020. Remote learning platforms shut down. Hospital chemotherapy appointments cancelled. Ransomware attacks in 2020 dominated as a top . . . Read more

RansomExx Ransomware Gang Dumps Stolen Embraer Data: Report

The group published files stolen from the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in a ransomware attack last month. Hackers have dumped sensitive company data that was stolen during a ransomware attack last month on aircraft manufacturer Embraer. The compromised data appeared on a new dark web site created to publish leaked information, . . . Read more

Conti Gang Hits IoT Chipmaker Advantech with $14M Ransom Demand

The ransomware group has leaked stolen data to add pressure on the company to pay up. Advantech, the chip manufacturer, has confirmed that it received a ransom note from a Conti ransomware operation on Nov. 26 demanding 750 Bitcoin, which translates into about $14 million, to decrypt compromised files and . . . Read more