Malware

Greenland hit by cyber attack, finds its health service crippled

Graham Cluley reports: It appears that Costa Rica isn’t the only country making headlines as it battles cyber attackers. For the past week and a half, Greenland’s health service has reportedly been struggling to recover from a cyber attack that has crippled its IT systems, causing long waiting times and forcing doctors to resort to using pen and...

Battelle for Kids ransomware attack compromised records of 560,000 Chicago Public School students, employee

Nader Issa and Lauren FitzPatrick report: A massive data breach has exposed four years’ worth of records of almost 500,000 Chicago Public Schools students and nearly 60,000 employees, district officials told principals Friday. The attack targeted a company that has a no-bid contract with the district for teacher evaluations and involved basic student and...

Conti ransomware shuts down operation, rebrands into smaller units

Lawrence Abrams reports: The notorious Conti ransomware gang has officially shut down their operation, with infrastructure taken offline and team leaders told that the brand is no more. This news comes from Advanced Intel’s Yelisey Boguslavskiy, who tweeted this afternoon that the gang’s internal infrastructure was turned off. While public-facing ‘Conti News’ data leak and the...

[FLASH] #Conti Officially DisCONTInued

As seen on Twitter:   #Conti Officially DisCONTInued Today the official website of Conti #Ransomware was shut down, marking the end of this notorious crime group; it is truly a historic day in the #intelligence community! Look forward to today’s @AdvIntel with extended [email protected]_Intel pic.twitter.com/gMSXhlHVSb — Yelisey Boguslavskiy (@y_advintel) May 19, 2022 NOTE:...

Wizard Spider Group In-Depth Analysis – Prodaft

Prodraft writes: This report provides unprecedented visibility into the structure, background, and motivations of Wizard Spider. We’ve obtained command statistics, target country statistics, command execution patterns, and other information on the group’s tactics, techniques, and procedures. These include novel post-exploitation cracking solutions and psychological tactics. Download their report at Prodaft.

Exploratory study into ransomware attacks in Dutch government services and companies

Cybercrimeinfo.nl writes: Statistics Netherlands (CBS), in collaboration with the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC), has conducted an exploratory study into ransomware attacks in Dutch government services and companies. The researchers looked at, among other things, the timeline and costs of attacks with ransomware. Due to the sensitivity of the collected data, the report has not been...