Tag: Ransomware

New Ransomware-as-a-Service Portal on Darknet

Hackers have set up a new Ransomware-as-a-Service portal on the Darknet for buyers to access a ransomware distribution network at an affordable price. The new ransomware service portal is called Ranion, according to researcher Daniel Smith. The researcher allegedly discovered the new Ransomware-as-a-Service site by using a Darknet URL indexing service. The portal displays a … More

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Attackers Use RDP Attacks to Spread Ransomware

Researchers discovered cybercriminals are leveraging the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to launch attacks and install CRYSIS ransomware on victims’ devices. The attackers are reportedly spreading CRYSIS ransomware through RDP brute force attacks. Researchers discovered the attacks primarily targeted organizations in Australia and New Zealand in 2016. The researchers found attackers are continuing to use the … More

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Illinois Police Department Hit by Ransomware

Cybercriminals targeted the computer systems of the Roxana Police Department in Illinois with ransomware. The police department has not disclosed the extent of the ransomware infection within its computer system or the number of files that were encrypted. Roxana officials have also not confirmed the extortion amount, or if the department had backups to recover … More

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New Cerber Ransomware Campaign Discovered

Researchers discovered a new campaign of Cerber ransomware that is distributed using a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) model. The attackers set up the payment structure of the RaaS model to earn commission from each ransom paid by the victims. The Cerber ransomware is spread using variants of the Nemucod exploit kit and distribution network. The buyers are … More

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Arkansas School District Hit by Ransomware Attack

Valley Springs School District in Arkansas acknowledged its systems were locked out by a recent ransomware attack. The hackers allegedly demanded £7,000, or approximately $8,500 worth, to unlock the school district’s encrypted systems. Superintendent Judy Green notified staff of the ransomware attack that locked the system. Green said the Arkansas school district will not pay … More

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New Ransomware Targets Industrial Systems

A group of researchers successfully created a malware variant of ransomware that can infect core industrial and infrastructure systems. The Georgia Institute of Technology researchers custom built a ransomware strain to attack a simulated water treatment plant, according to reports. The researchers wanted to underscore vulnerabilities in the systems used by the critical infrastructure, industrial … More

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Elasticsearch Users Targeted with Ransomware

Researchers warn users of a ransomware campaign targeting organizations that use the open source Elasticsearch search engine for internal logging purposes. The cybercriminals behind the strain of ransomware attacks appear to be affiliated with the group responsible for the recent MongoDB attacks, according to reports. The Elasticsearch search engine is reportedly used for in-house monitoring … More

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Bingham County Hit by Ransomware Attack

The computer systems of Bingham County government in Idaho were hit by a ransomware attack. Cybercriminals infected the county’s computer systems with ransomware on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The ransomware attack forced the systems of multiple county departments completely offline, according to reports. The attackers allegedly demanded $25,000 to $30,000 in Bitcoin to unlock the … More

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Ransomware Locks Systems of St. Louis Public Library

Cybercriminals targeted the public library in St. Louis with ransomware, which impacted 700 computers in 16 locations across the city. The ransomware attack reportedly affected the library’s daily operations and prevented customers from checking out books or accessing the Web. The email system for the library’s staff was also impacted and inaccessible, according to reports. … More

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Android Ransomware Requires Victims Speak Code

Cybercriminals are spreading a new strain of Android ransomware that requires victims to speak code to unlock their mobile device. The latest version of Android.Lockdroid.E reportedly contains third-party APIs speech recognition that has the ability to listen to the victim, according to the researchers. The malware reportedly locks the Android user out of the device … More

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