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What’s in Vogue? Experts Point to Ransomware Attacks

What’s in Vogue? Experts Point to Ransomware Attacks - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Over the first six months of the year, ransomware attacks were at the root of 41% of cyber insurance claims filed, according to a report by Coalition.

Is Lazarus Related to Russian-Speaking Threat Actors?

Is Lazarus Related to Russian-Speaking Threat Actors? - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
TrickBot appears to possess a treasure trove of compromised accesses that Lazarus can definitely leverage. Lazarus has previously been found using TrickBot’s codes in some of its attacks.

Education Sector: A Lucrative Target for Cyberattackers

Education Sector: A Lucrative Target for Cyberattackers - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The education sector has faced a variety of threats, including targeted ransomware attacks, DDoS attacks, phishing campaigns, and zoombombing, that negatively impact remote learning.

Qbot Strikes Big, Secures Position Among Top Malware Threats

Qbot Strikes Big, Secures Position Among Top Malware Threats - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Between March and August, Check Point researchers discovered several attacks in which Emotet trojan distributed Qbot. Five percent of organizations globally were affected by these campaigns.

Living-off-the-Land Attacks Surge, Attackers Focus on Abusing Legitimate Tools and Services

Living-off-the-Land Attacks Surge, Attackers Focus on Abusing Legitimate Tools and Services - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
In a recent report, Kaspersky Lab revealed that malicious actors misused legitimate services in 30% of cybersecurity incidents tracked in 2019.

Deciphering the Recent Attack Trend on Windows Systems

Deciphering the Recent Attack Trend on Windows Systems - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced the scrapping of Windows 7 but there are millions of PCs worldwide running other versions of Windows that are still vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Maze Actors Copy Ragnar Locker's Virtual Machine Trick

Maze Actors Copy Ragnar Locker's Virtual Machine Trick - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The operators of the Maze ransomware have added a fresh trick of distributing ransomware payloads via virtual machines (VMs), a practice earlier seen in Ragnar Locker's operations.

Iran and China Exploit Similar Flaws at the Same Time. Coincidence?

Iran and China Exploit Similar Flaws at the Same Time. Coincidence? - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Two separate attack campaigns exploiting similar flaws could be just a coincidence but organizations leaving unpatched attack surfaces are unknowingly inviting threat actors on their networks.

New Windows Vulnerability Enables Domain Takeover

New Windows Vulnerability Enables Domain Takeover - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Researchers lay bare the details for Zerologon, a now-patched Windows vulnerability that could have allowed access to an organization’s Active Directory domain controllers.

LockBit: A New Entrant Taking Big Leaps

LockBit: A New Entrant Taking Big Leaps - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
LockBit is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) in operation since September 2019 that was developed to encrypt large companies in a few hours as a way of preventing its early detection by machines.

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