Number of ransomware attacks grew by more than 150%

COVID-19 made many organizations, distracted with mitigating the fallout from the pandemic, vulnerable to cyber threats. Ransomware turned out to be the one that capitalized on the crisis most.

REvil Ransomware Gang Plans to Call Victim's Business Partners About Attacks

The REvil ransomware operation announced this week that they are using DDoS attacks and voice calls to journalists and victim's business partners to generate ransom payments.

Russia-linked APT Groups Exploited Lithuanian Infrastructure to Launch Attacks

APT29 state-sponsored hackers also exploited Lithuania’s information technology infrastructure to carry out attacks against “foreign entities developing a COVID-19 vaccine.”

New ransomware only decrypts victims who join their Discord server

This week, security researcher MalwareHunterTeam found an in-development decryptor for the Hog Ransomware that requires victims to join their Discord server to decrypt their files.

Phishing Attack Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA

The campaign begins with phishing emails that appear to come from a unified communications system used for streamlining corporate communication. This email contains a malicious email attachment.

Samsung fixes critical Android bugs in March 2021 updates

Every vulnerability addressed by this update, has either a 'High' or 'Critical' severity rating, making this update a must for Android users so that their devices remain protected.

Intel CPU interconnects can be exploited by malware to leak encryption keys and other info, academic study finds

This was tested on Intel Coffee Lake and Skylake CPUs, client-class CPUs, and should work on server CPUs like Xeon Broadwell. It's unknown whether more recent Intel server chips are susceptible.

U.S. DOJ warns of fake unemployment benefit websites stealing data

According to a press release issued on March 5, the department said that it received reports that there were certain bad actors who were creating fake websites which copied the websites of SWAs.

Microsoft Attack Blamed On China Morphs Into Global Crisis

A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many victims as possible before companies can secure their computer systems.

Microsoft Server Flaws Raise Alarms at White House, DHS

Newly discovered flaws in Microsoft Corp.’s software for email and contacts has raised concerns at the highest levels of the U.S. government, which is urging users to immediately apply patches.

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