BlackCat ransomware has been regarded as one of the most advanced ransomware threats but others have downplayed the risk of the ransomware strain, VentureBeat reports.
Gartner Senior Research Director Jon Amato noted that while BlackCat is a concern, it is not more severe than other ransomware variants."The big difference between BlackCat (also known as ALPHV) and other ransomware toolkits is that its written in Rust, and seems to have better memory protection and reliability. And initial indications are that BlackCat is more likely to successfully deploy and execute on target computers than ransomware toolkits written in C++ or other languages, for example," said Amato.
However, the emergence of BlackCat and other ransomware threats should prompt organizations to diversify their security solutions and do not solely depend on legacy systems, according to Cybereason Director of Security Strategy Ken Westin."In terms of preventative controls, enabling MFA in the organization is a good first step," Westin added.
North Korea's Lazarus Group has leveraged the backdoored PDF reader app SwiftLoader used in the RustBucket campaign to facilitate the deployment of the KANDYKORN macOS malware in a bid to better evade detection, according to The Hacker News.
Major logistics firm DP World Australia has disclosed that a cyberattack that disrupted its operations earlier this month resulted in the theft of limited data from its current and former employees, reports BleepingComputer.