Malware

New Ransom X Ransomware used in Texas TxDOT cyberattack

Lawrence Abrams reports: A new ransomware called Ransom X is being actively used in human-operated and targeted attacks against government agencies and enterprises. May 2020 was not a good month for Texas as both the Texas Courts and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) were hit with ransomware attacks. At the time of the attacks, it was not...

A new Malware strain dubbed as ‘Lucifer’ is affecting most of the Windows PCs, abusing critical vulnerabilities

Metal Messiah reports: A new variant of a powerful cryptojacking and DDoS-based malware is exploiting severe vulnerabilities in Windows machines, and affecting them in the process. Dubbed as “Lucifer”, this new malware is part of an active campaign against Windows hosts and uses a variety of ‘exploits’ in the latest wave of attacks, Palo Alto...

UCSF admits it paid NetWalker more than $1 million ransom

On June 4, this site noted that NetWalker ransomware operators had added the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to their website where they name victims who have not paid their ransom demands. I did not expect the university to pay, commenting, at the time, “I wonder if the threat actors know how...