Checkmate ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini May 13, 2023
Russia-affiliated CheckMate ransomware quietly targets popular file-sharing protocol

The CheckMate ransomware operators have been targeting the Server Message Block (SMB) communication protocol used for file sharing to compromise their victims’ networks. Unlike most ransom campaigns, CheckMate, discovered in 2022, has been quiet throughout its operations. To the best of our knowledge, it doesn’t operate a data leak site. That’s quite unusual for a […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2022
New Checkmate ransomware target QNAP NAS devices

Taiwanese vendor QNAP wars of a new strain of ransomware, dubbed Checkmate, that is targeting its NAS devices. The Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning of a new family of ransomware targeting its NAS devices using weak passwords. Threat actors are targeting devices exposed online with the SMB service enabled, they perform brute-force attacks against accounts […]