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
In a wide-ranging interview, a REvil leader said the gang is earning $100 million per year, and provided insights into the life of a cybercriminal. The REvil ransomware gang claims it will rake in $100 million by year’s end. That’s according to a REvil group leader in a rare Q&A . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Sadly, we’ve written many times before about RaaS, short for Ransomware-as-a-Service: That’s where the crooks who actually write the ransomware keep themselves out of the limelight by hiring in other crooks to identify victims, get into their networks, spread the malware and trigger the damage: The operators . . . Read more
Suspect is alleged to have extorted more than 1000 people, mostly in India, US, Ukraine, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.