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GandCrab ransomware strikes Doctors’ Management Services

Doctors’ Management Services (DMS) was struck with GandCrab ransomware on Christmas Eve last year, possibly exposing the PII of its clients’ patients. Timothy DiBona, CEO of the Massachusetts-based medical billing and services firm, said in a statement that the attack was first noticed on Dec. 24, 2018 when DMS’s files became encrypted with what was…
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Cybercrime, Security News

Threat actors use US data center to spread malware

Bromium researchers spotted scammers used Nevada data centers to distributed Dridex, GandCrab and other malware in a campaign that lasted between May 2018 to March 2019. Typically, threat actors organize their operations outside of the reach of U.S. law enforcement but these made a bold statement using servers that could easily be seized and shut…
Director's Cut Videos, Security News

Trolley Talk, RSA 2019 edition: SC’s second annual cable car chats (video)

SC Media’s Senior Reporter Bradley Barth once again commutes to Fisherman’s Wharf with several top cybersecurity execs and for the first time a pair of undercover wireless research “workmen” come along for the ride. Back by popular demand, SC Media proudly presents its second annual edition of Trolley Talk, a segment where we interview leading cybersecurity experts while riding the…
Ransomware, Security News

Pinchy Spider goes big game hunting with GandCrab

Pinchy Spider and its affiliated cybergangs are reacting to attempts to decrypt and defend against their flagship malware GandCrab by altering how the ransomware is deployed and recruiting new members to broaden the gang’s cyberskills. New studies by Crowdstrike and SophosLabs show Pinchy Spider is turning toward a “Big Game Hunting” deployment model where the…
Cybercrime, Malware, Ransomware, Security News

Third decryption tool for GandCrab ransomware released to public

A new free decryption tool for counteracting the effects of GandCrab ransomware is now available to the public.  This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.1, which means GandCrab variants released as recently as October 2018 can now be defeated. The tool is the result of a collaborative effort…
Cybercrime, Malware, Ransomware, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Ransomware attackers exploit old plug-in flaw to infect MSPs and their clients

Researchers are warning that hackers are exploiting a plug-in vulnerability to infect MSPs and their customers with GandCrab ransomware. The bug, CVE-2017-18362, dates back to 2017, and is found in unpatched versions of the ConnectWise ManagedITSync integration plug-in tool, explains a Feb. 8 blog post by Chris Bisnett, security researcher at Huntress Labs. This plug-in…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Not-so-super Mario image hides code that downloads Ursnif trojan

Don’t tell Luigi, but Nintendo video game hero Mario may have joined Bowser on the dark side. A malspam sample targeting Italy was recently observed using a steganographic image of Mario (of Super Mario fame) to hide malicious code designed to infect victims with the Ursnif banking trojan. In a Feb. 8 company blog post,…
Cybercrime, Security News

GandCrab returns with trojans and redundency

The GandCrab ransomware has returned with a new set of trojans in addition to its initial infection. The addition of new tools comes just over a week after at least one threat actor began using a combination the info stealer Vidar with the ransomware to increase their odds of taking something of value away from…
Ransomware, Security News

Cybercriminals double up using Vidar and GandCrab in single attacks

At least one threat actor is using a combination of the info stealer Vidar and GandCrab ransomware to put a double whammy on their victims and increase their odds of coming away with something value during an attack. Jerome Segura, head of investigations at Malwarebytes Labs, has tracked the campaign, which uses the Fallout and…
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Cryptojacking, coin-mining malware, new smaller dark web marketplaces rise in 2018

A continued rise in cryptojacking and growth in coin-miner malware returned to unprecedented levels after a temporary slowdown in the second quarter of 2018 highlight the trends in McAfee Advanced Threat Research’s December report. Analyzing threats that emerged in the third quarter, the report cited two new exploit kits: Fallout and Underminer. “Fallout almost certainly…
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