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What You Should Know: Protect Against Common Ransomware Attack Methods

It’s easy enough to understand what ransomware does: It holds your data for ransom by encrypting it until you pay a fee to the threat actors.

 

BlackMatter - The New Star Of Ransomware

After the demise of the DarkSide ransomware affiliate program, a vacuum was left in the market. This space was promptly filled by new groups such as Lockbit and BlackMatter. BlackMatter, the . . .

 

Why Ransomware Protection Is A Vital Part of Healthcare

The healthcare industry is one of the most targeted verticals for ransomware attacks. According to IBM’s data breach report, in healthcare, 50% of data breaches [in the US] were due to malicious . . .

 

Please Note: The Kesaya Attack Was Preventable With Minerva Technology

On Friday, 02.07.21, computers running Kaseya VSA have been installing a malicious update that contains the REvil ransomware. This monumental breach has caught many MSP companies that use Kaseya . . .

 

Does the US 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Order do enough to protect government agencies?

Lessons from the Colonial Pipeline, and SolarWinds Attack

Cyberattacks and their real world consequences: SolarWinds was infamously hacked around March 2020, in an attack that made international . . .

 

RedLine Stealer Masquerades as Telegram Installer

Stealers are pieces of malicious code written with a hit and run mentality, their main purpose is to find anything of value on an infected device and exfiltrate it back to its operator. The common . . .

 

Updated Hancitor Malware Slings Cobalt Strike

A report by Unit 42 uncovered recent malicious activity by TA511. The threat actor added Cobalt Strike to its repertoire which is used in Active Directory environments. Initial foothold of TA511 . . .

 

The Small Business Owners' Guide to Ransomware Protection

The year 2020  saw a huge increase in ransomware attacks with ransom payments estimated to total nearly $350 million. Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) continue to receive a rising percentage of . . .

 

Five Malware Trends That Dominated 2020 (And Will Still Be Here in 2021)

As we turn the corner and begin 2021 (not a moment too soon) many people are breathing a sigh of relief, but security experts are still holding their breath.  2020 was a bumper year for ransomware . . .

 

U.S. Government Warns Against Paying Ransomware Attackers

Ransomware attacks have become so common, it seems we hear about new and worse ones almost on a daily basis. So much so that the U.S. government is directly addressing the issue with a pair of new . . .

 

Minerva Labs Stops An Attack By Gootkit Banking Trojan

A report by Malwarebytes' research team has unveiled a wave of attacks targeting Germany using a banking trojan named Gootkit.  Gootkit’s initial loader is an obfuscated Javascript with the . . .

 

Egregor Ransomware - An In-Depth Analysis

Minerva Labs undertook a detailed research of the Egregor ransomware, with the goal of providing an in-depth analysis of how it works to infect a target. Better knowledge of threat actor's . . .

 
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