Akira ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2024
CISA: Cisco ASA/FTD bug CVE-2020-3259 exploited in ransomware attacks

CISA warns that the Akira Ransomware gang is exploiting the Cisco ASA/FTD vulnerability CVE-2020-3259 (CVSS score: 7.5) in attacks in the wild. This week the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a Cisco ASA and FTD bug, tracked as CVE-2020-3259 (CVSS score: 7.5), to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. The vulnerability CVE-2020-3259 is an information disclosure issue that resides […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2024
Akira ransomware attack on Tietoevry disrupted the services of many Swedish organizations

A ransomware attack against the Finnish IT services provider Tietoevry disrupted the services of some Swedish government agencies and shops. The online services of multiple Swedish government agencies, universities, and commercial activities were disrupted by an Akira ransomware attack that hit the Finnish IT services and enterprise cloud hosting Tietoevry. Tietoevry is a Finnish multinational […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2024
Akira ransomware targets Finnish organizations

The Finish National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC-FI) warns of increased Akira ransomware attacks targeting NAS and tape backup devices of organizations in the country. The Finish National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC-FI) reported an increase in Akira ransomware attacks, targeting organizations in the country. Threat actors are wiping NAS and backup devices. Akira ransomware infections were first reported in Finland […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2023
Akira ransomware gang claims the theft of sensitive data from Nissan Australia

The Akira ransomware group announced it had breached the network of Nissan Australia, the Australian branch of the car maker giant. The Akira ransomware gang claimed to have breached Nissan Australia and to have stolen around 100GB of files from the carmaker giant. The company refused to pay the ransom and the ransomware gang threatened […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2023
Microsoft Defender thwarted Akira ransomware attack on an industrial engineering firm

Microsoft thwarted a large-scale hacking campaign carried out by Akira ransomware operators targeting an unknown industrial organization. Microsoft announced that its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint helped to block a large-scale hacking campaign carried out by Akira ransomware operators (tracked by Microsoft as Storm-1567) The attack took place in early June 2023 and aimed at an industrial engineering […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 08, 2023
Zero-day in Cisco ASA and FTD is actively exploited in ransomware attacks

A zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-20269) in Cisco ASA and FTD is actively exploited in ransomware attacks, the company warns. Cisco warns that a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-20269) in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) is actively exploited by ransomware groups to gain initial access to corporate networks. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 22, 2023
Akira ransomware gang spotted targeting Cisco VPN products to hack organizations

The Akira ransomware gang targets Cisco VPN products to gain initial access to corporate networks and steal their data. The Akira ransomware has been active since March 2023, the threat actors behind the malware claim to have already hacked multiple organizations in multiple industries, including education, finance, and real estate. Like other ransomware gangs, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2023
Avast released a free decryptor for the Windows version of the Akira ransomware

Avast released a free decryptor for the Akira ransomware that can allow victims to recover their data without paying the ransom. Cybersecurity firm Avast released a free decryptor for the Akira ransomware that can allow victims to recover their data without paying the ransom. The Akira ransomware has been active since March 2023, the threat […]