Italy, France and Singapore Warn of a Spike in ESXI Ransomware

ESXi ransomware targeted thousands of VMware servers in a global-scale campaign, security experts and international CERTs warn. Thousands of computer servers have been targeted by a global ransomware hacking attack targeting VMware (VMW.N) ESXi servers. ESXi is VMware’s hypervisor, a technology that allows organizations to host several virtualized computers running multiple operating systems on a […]

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Royal Ransomware adds support for encrypting Linux, VMware ESXi systems

Royal Ransomware operators added support for encrypting Linux devices and target VMware ESXi virtual machines. The Royal Ransomware gang is the latest extortion group in order of time to add support for encrypting Linux devices and target VMware ESXi virtual machines. Other ransomware operators already support Linux encrypting, including AvosLocker, Black Basta, BlackMatter, HelloKitty, Hive, […]

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20 Million Users Impacted by Data Breach at Instant Checkmate, TruthFinder

PeopleConnect-owned background check services Instant Checkmate and TruthFinder have disclosed data breaches affecting a total of more than 20 million users. In individual data breach notices published on February 3, the organizations informed users that the incident was discovered after cybercriminals started sharing databases stolen from the two companies on underground forums. The databases – […]

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Cyber Insights 2023 | The Coming of Web3

About SecurityWeek Cyber Insights | At the end of 2022, SecurityWeek liaised with more than 300 cybersecurity experts from over 100 different organizations to gain insight into the security issues of today – and how these issues might evolve during 2023 and beyond. The result is more than a dozen features on subjects ranging from AI, quantum […]

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European Police Arrest 42 After Cracking Covert App

European police arrested 42 suspects and seized guns, drugs and millions in cash, after cracking another encrypted online messaging service used by criminals, Dutch law enforcement said Friday. Police launched raids on 79 premises in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands following an investigation that started back in September 2020 and led to the shutting down […]

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Italian National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) warns of massive ransomware campaign targeting VMware ESXi servers

The Italian National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) warns of an ongoing massive ransomware campaign targeting VMware ESXi servers. The Italian National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) warns of an ongoing massive ransomware campaign targeting VMware ESXi servers worldwide, including Italian systems. The attackers are attempting to exploit the CVE-2021–21974 vulnerability. According to the ACN, most of the attacks […]

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Microsoft attributes Charlie Hebdo data leak to Iran-linked NEPTUNIUM APT

Microsoft attributes a recent cyber attack against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo to an Iran-linked NEPTUNIUM APT group.  Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC) attributes a recent cyberattacks against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo to an Iran-linked threat actor tracked as NEPTUNIUM (aka Emennet Pasargad, Holy Souls). The attack is a retaliation for […]

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