HelloKitty ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini October 09, 2023
The source code of the 2020 variant of HelloKitty ransomware was leaked on a cybercrime forum

A threat actor has leaked the source code for the first version of the HelloKitty ransomware on a Russian-speaking cybercrime forum. Cybersecurity researchers 3xp0rt reported that a threat actor that goes online with the moniker ‘kapuchin0’ (and also uses the alias Gookee) has leaked the source code of the HelloKitty ransomware on the XSS forum. kapuchin0 claims […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2021
HelloKitty ransomware gang also targets victims with DDoS attacks

The US FBI has published a flash alert warning private organizations of the evolution of the HelloKitty ransomware (aka FiveHands). The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent out a flash alert warning private industry of a new feature of the HelloKitty ransomware gang (aka FiveHands). According to the alert, the ransomware gang is […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 18, 2021
HelloKitty ransomware gang targets vulnerable SonicWall devices

BleepingComputer became aware that the recent wave of attacks targeting vulnerable SonicWall devices was carried out by HelloKitty ransomware operators. SonicWall this week has issued an urgent security alert to warn companies of “an imminent ransomware campaing” targeting some of its equipment that reached end-of-life (EoL). Threat actors could target unpatched devices belonging to Secure Mobile Access […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2021
HelloKitty ransomware now targets VMware ESXi servers

HelloKitty ransomware gang is using a Linux variant of their malware to target VMware ESXi virtual machine platform. A Linux variant of the HelloKitty ransomware was employed in attacks against VMware ESXi systems. The move of the ransomware gang aims at expanding the operations targeting enterprises that are largely adopting virtualizing platforms. Targeting VMware ESXi […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 10, 2021
CD Projekt Red game maker discloses ransomware attack

The gaming firm CD Projekt Red, which developed popular games like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, has disclosed a ransomware attack. The gaming firm CD Projekt Red, which developed popular games like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series, has suffered a ransomware attack. The company confirmed the security breach with a series of messages on […]