Initial access brokers

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2022
Ransomware activity and network access sales in Q3 2022

Ransomware activity report: Threat actors are selling access to hundreds of organizations, with a cumulative requested price of around $4M. Research published by threat intelligence firm KELA related to ransomware activity in Q3 reveals a stable activity in the sector of initial access sales, but experts observed a rise in the value of the offerings. […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2022
Exotic Lily initial access broker works with Conti gang

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) uncovered a new initial access broker, named Exotic Lily, that is closely affiliated with the Conti ransomware gang. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) researchers linked a new initial access broker, named Exotic Lily, to the Conti ransomware operation. Initial access brokers play an essential role in the cybercrime ecosystem, they provide access to previously […]