Ransomware Toolkit Cryptonite turning into an accidental wiper

Researchers spotted a version of the open-source ransomware toolkit Cryptonite that doesn’t support decryption capabilities. Fortinet researchers discovered a sample of malware generated with the publicly available open-source ransomware toolkit Cryptonite that never offers the decryption window, turning it as a wiper. The experts also reported an increase in ransomware intentionally turned into wiper malware, these […]

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French hospital cancels operations after a ransomware attack

A French hospital near Paris canceled operations and transfer some patients due to a cyber attack suffered over the weekend. France’s health ministry announced that the Hospital Centre of Versailles was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend. Hospital Centre of Versailles, which includes Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home, canceled […]

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Exclusive: The largest mobile malware marketplace identified by Resecurity in the Dark Web

Resecurity has identified a new underground marketplace in the Dark Web oriented towards mobile malware developers and operators. “In the Box” dark web marketplace is leveraged by cybercriminals to attack over 300 financial institutions (FIs), payment systems, social media and online-retailers in 43 countries Resecurity, the California-based cybersecurity company protecting major Fortune 500 companies, has identified a new underground marketplace in […]

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If one sheep leaps over the ditch…

Introduction If one sheep leaps over the ditch, the rest will follow. This is an old saying, found in various languages, and it can be applied to ransomware developers. In previous blog posts, we highlighted an increase in the popularity of platform-independent languages and ESXi support, and recently, we wrote about ransomware borrowing these propagation […]

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