Malware

Hakbit ransomware campaign targeting specific European countries

Derek Kortepeter reports: Proofpoint researchers have published findings on a campaign involving the Hakbit ransomware. As their blog post states, the ransomware is being spread via spear-phishing emails targeted at individuals in “mid-level positions across the pharmaceutical, legal, financial, business service, retail, and healthcare sector.” The attacks, described as low-volume, are specifically targeting employees of organizations located...

BBC got to spectate ransomware negotiations with NetWalker

Oh, this is a bit different.  Joe Tidy of BBC reports that BBC got an anonymous tipoff about NetWalker’s ransomware negotiations with the University of California San Francisco and was able to spectate the chat negotiations. BBC’s report includes snippets of the negotiations such as when the uni counter-offered $780,000 to the threat actors’...