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Ransomware

StopCrypt: Most widely distributed ransomware evades detection

StopCrypt

The SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team recently observed a new variant of StopCrypt ransomware. The ransomware executes its malicious activities by utilizing multi-stage shellcodes before launching a final payload that contains the file encryption code. StopCrypt, also known as STOP Djvu, is a widely spread ransomware, as reported by …

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CloudSek report
Without password, hackers access your Google account

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Security researchers found a hack that lets cybercriminals access people’s Google accounts without needing their passwords. CloudSEK, a security firm, has discovered a highly perilous type of malware that illicitly obtains individuals’ sensitive data by exploiting third-party cookies. Disturbingly, this malicious software has already caught the attention of hacking groups, …

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Corvus Insurance report
Record-Breaking Ransomware Month: November Up 110%

Ransomware

Ransomware groups made a strong comeback in November, with the highest number of recorded victims ever, according to Corvus Insurance. Corvus Threat Intel reported that there were 484 new ransomware victims posted on leak sites in November 2023. This represents a 39.08% increase from October and a 110.43% increase compared …

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FBI Offers Decryption Tool
FBI Seized ALPHV/Blackcat Ransomware Dark web Site

FBI seizure message on ALPHV data leak site

The FBI and European security organizations working under Europol have seized ALPHV’s website also known as Blackcat. ALPHV ransomware has infected over 1,000 victims worldwide. Cybercrime has a popular model called ransomware-as-a-service. This model involves a group of developers who create and update ransomware. They also maintain the necessary internet …

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New survey by IDC
Malaysia face doubling of ransomware incidents in 2023

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In Malaysia, the cybersecurity situation is changing as organizations deal with an increase in cyber threats. A recent survey by IDC shows that phishing is the main concern, with 54% of organizations ranking it as the biggest threat. The top five risks in Malaysia are ransomware, unpatched vulnerabilities, identity theft, …

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Canada Ransomware Whitepaper-2023
Mid-sized Canadian firms pay an average $1.13 million to ransomware gangs

Ransomware

A recent survey found that mid-sized Canadian companies paid an average of just over $1 million in ransomware payments this year. On Thursday, the results of a survey conducted by Palo Alto Networks were released. The survey involved IT professionals from 1,000 organizations with employee numbers ranging from 100 to …

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