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Report: Dental practices feel the pain of ransomware attack on IT provider

More than 100 dentist offices have reportedly been affected by a recent Sodinokibi ransomware attack on a Colorado-based company that provides IT services to the oral-care practices. Security expert Brian Krebs reported this past weekend via his blog post that Englewood, Colo.-based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was attacked back on Nov. 25, apparently via a compromised remote…
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Ransomware, Security News

Data center provider CyrusOne hit with REvil ransomware: Report

One day after news broke that data center provider CyrusOne was reportedly hit with a combination ransomware/data breach involving the REvil (aka Sodinokibi) ransomware the company issued a statement confirming the incident. Initially, CyrusOne did not release any details, but ZDNet reported the attack took place on December 4. A screenshot of the ransom note…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Events, Malware, Network Security, Ransomware, Research, SC Security Ops Center, Security News, Vulnerabilities

We interviewed cyber experts on a Vegas ferris wheel. Then ride security showed up…

In the film “Ocean’s 11,” Danny Ocean and his team of expert cybercriminals execute a daring casino heist in glitzy Las Vegas. This past summer at the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Sin City, the editorial staff at SC Media attempted to pull off a less ambitious – and decidedly more legal –…
Ransomware, Security News

Talkin’ about an EVOLUTION…

In cybersecurity terms, is there anything more Darwin-esque than ransomware? Small variations in targets, attacks, points of entry, payout and even attacker priorities have saved it from extinction and increased its ability to compete, survive and reproduce just as Charles Darwin contended organisms developed. Unfortunately, though, those attacks have evolved into a greater menace for…
Ransomware, Security News

Captives of industry

Ransomware is everywhere. It plagues businesses big and small, across the globe, even in the most hidden corners. Still, over the past year, certain industries have been feeling the pain more than others. A Malwarebytes quarterly report released last August found that detections of ransomware among organizations rose 365 percent from Q2 2018 to Q2…
Ransomware, Security News

Dentist offices nationwide hit with REvil ransomware attacks

Dental practices across the country found themselves locked out of their patient files after a hacker group infected a pair of software providers with REvil, or Sodinokibi, ransomware. The two companies, The Digital Dental Record and PerCSoft, which created DDS safe to provide medical records retention and backup services to dental offices, ponied up the…
Ransomware, Security News

No More Ransom saves ransomware victims $108 million

Europol marked the third anniversary of the No More Ransom initiative by rolling out a few statistics, the top being that the site has helped more than 200,000 people recover files after a ransomware attack. Since its launch in July 2016, the site has registered 3 million visitors from 188 countries, and ended up stopping…
Malware, Research, Security News

Study: Ransomware generates most interest among underground forum users

An analysis of 3.9 million online posts published on underground forums found that ransomware, crypters and trojans were the most frequently referenced categories of malware and malicious tools – an indication of their popularity among forum visitors and potential cybercriminals. Web shells, remote access trojans, adware, computer viruses, FUD (fully undetectable) crypters, exploit kits and rootkits – in that…
Malware, Ransomware, Security News

Report suggests GandCrab’s developers may have created Sodinokibi ransomware

Evidence is reportedly mounting that the recently discovered ransomware program known as Sodinokibi was created by the same developers who introduced GandCrab ransomware. Last month, GandCrab’s developers publicly disclosed that they were retiring after raking in roughly $2 billion in extortion payments. But this announcement may have been misleading at best, according to security researcher…
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As GandCrab gang prepares to retire, decryptor for v5.2 of ransomware released

The purportedly final version of GandCrab ransomware can now be neutralized with a new decryption tool, made available to the public. This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.2. Version 5.2 is the last iteration created by the prolific ransomware’s developers before they announced on a dark web forum…
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