Kaspersky detected new ransomware attack on Russian companies

Kaspersky Lab has recorded a series of targeted attacks targeting Russian financial and transport companies. Hackers used a previously unknown ransomware virus According to a statement from Kaspersky Lab, since December 2020, ten Russian financial and transport companies have been subjected to hacker attacks using the previously unknown Quoter ransomware. Experts believe that the Russian-speaking […]

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Zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server

What happened? On March 2, 2021 several companies released reports about in-the-wild exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities inside Microsoft Exchange Server. The following vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise a vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Server. As a result, an attacker will gain access to all registered email accounts, or be able to execute arbitrary code (remote code […]

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Connections Between Four of 2020’s Biggest Ransomware Strains Found

Chainalysis is a blockchain analysis company. They provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 50 countries. The company has released the 2021 Crypto Crime Report on blockchain analysis showing connections between four of 2020’s biggest ransomware strains. Cybersecurity researchers point out that many […]

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Payroll/HR Giant PrismHR Hit by Ransomware?

PrismHR, a company that sells technology used by other firms to help more than 80,000 small businesses manage payroll, benefits, and human resources, has suffered what appears to be an ongoing ransomware attack that is disrupting many of its services. Hopkinton, Mass.-based PrismHR handles everything from payroll processing and human resources to health insurance and […]

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Multi-payload Gootloader platform stealthily delivers malware and ransomware

The delivery method for the six-year-old Gootkit financial malware has been developed into a complex and stealthy delivery system for a wide range of malware, including ransomware. Sophos researchers have named the platform Gootloader. It is actively delivering malicious payloads through tightly targeted operations in the US, Germany and South Korea. Previous campaigns also targeted […]

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Mobile malware evolution 2020

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. The year in figures In 2020, Kaspersky mobile products and technologies detected: 5,683,694 malicious installation packages, 156,710 new mobile banking Trojans, 20,708 new mobile ransomware Trojans. Trends of the year In their campaigns to infect mobile […]

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