Malware

BitPyLock Ransomware Now Joins the Ranks of Those Threatening to Publish Stolen Data

As I anticipated, it is only getting worse.  Now Lawrence Abrams reports: A new ransomware called BitPyLock has quickly gone from targeting individual workstations to trying to compromise networks and stealing files before encrypting devices. BitPyLock was first discovered by MalwareHunterTeam on January 9th, 2020 and has since seen a trickle of new victims daily. What...

CT: Watertown computer system almost repaired after Nov. 1 ransomware attack

Hanna Snyder Gambini reports:  The school district’s computer system is almost back up to full speed, Superintendent Rydell Harrison reported, with technicians installing new preventative software as they repair the effects of a ransomware attack. Teachers have their computers back, and “we’re very close to being back to normal,” Harrison said. “For what needs to...

Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

Jill Petzinger reports that Saudi Arabia has denied a blockbuster claim reported by The Guardian yesterday: The Saudi Arabian embassy in the United States has denied that the kingdom breached the mobile phone of Amazon (AMZN) owner Jeff Bezos, saying that the reports are “absurd” and calling for an investigation. According to an investigation by...

Maze Team continues its campaign of naming, shaming, and dumping victims’ data while other attackers adopt the same model

In May, 2019,  Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer reported on threat actors using Maze ransomware, a then-new variant of ChaCha ransomware.  As reported by Abrams,  Jérôme Segura had found that the ransomware was being dropped by the Fallout exploit kit. In October, researchers also noted that it was being dropped using the Spelevo exploit kit....