RaaS

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024
LockBit is back and threatens to target more government organizations

The LockBit gang is back and set up a new infrastructure after the recent attempt by law enforcement to disrupt their operation. Last week, a joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries disrupted the LockBit ransomware operation. The operation led to the arrest of two members of the ransomware gang […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2024
The source code of Zeppelin Ransomware sold on a hacking forum

A threat actor announced the sale of the source code and a cracked version of the Zeppelin ransomware builder for $500. Researchers from cybersecurity firm KELA reported that a threat actor announced on a cybercrime forum the sale of the source code and a cracked version of the Zeppelin ransomware builder for $500. The seller clarified that it has […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2023
inSicurezzaDigitale launches the Dashboard Ransomware Monitor

The cybersecurity blog inSicurezzaDigitale has launched the Italian Dashboard Ransomware Monitor to analyze the principal RaaSs’ activities. Here it comes, inSicurezzaDigitale announced the Dashboard Ransomware Monitor, it is the second project after the recent presentation of the project Mastodon. The Dashboard is very easy to use and it is available via this link: ransom.insicurezzadigitale.com The […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2022
LockBit 3.0 affiliate sideloads Cobalt Strike through Windows Defender

An affiliate of the LockBit 3.0 RaaS operation has been abusing the Windows Defender command-line tool to deploy Cobalt Strike payloads. During a recent investigation, SentinelOne researchers observed threat actors associated with the LockBit 3.0 ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation abusing the Windows Defender command line tool MpCmdRun.exe to decrypt and load Cobalt Strike payloads. The attackers initially compromise the target […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 29, 2022
Microsoft experts linked the Raspberry Robin malware to Evil Corp operation

Microsoft linked the recently discovered Raspberry Robin Windows malware to the notorious Evil Corp operation. On July 26, 2022, Microsoft researchers discovered that the FakeUpdates malware was being distributed via Raspberry Robin malware. Raspberry Robin is a Windows worm discovered by cybersecurity researchers from Red Canary, the malware propagates through removable USB devices. The malicious code […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2022
Korean cybersecurity agency released a free decryptor for Hive ransomware

Good news for the victims of the Hive ransomware, Korean security researchers have released a free decryptor for some versions. Good news for the victims of the Hive ransomware, the South Korean cybersecurity agency KISA has released a free decryptor for versions from v1 till v4. “The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) is distributing […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2021
AvosLocker ransomware reboots in Safe Mode and installs tools for remote access

In a recent wave of attacks, AvosLocker ransomware is rebooting systems into Windows Safe Mode to disable endpoint security solutions. Sophos experts monitoring AvosLocker ransomware attacks, noticed that the malware is rebooting compromised systems into Windows Safe Mode to disable endpoint security solutions. Running the systems into safe mode will allow the malware to encrypt […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2021
The newer cybercrime triad: TrickBot-Emotet-Conti

Advanced Intelligence researchers argue that the restarting of the Emotet botnet was driven by Conti ransomware gang. Early this year, law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide conducted a joint operation, named Operation Ladybird, which disrupted the EMOTET botnet. At the time the investigators have taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action.  This operation was […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 04, 2021
CERT-FR warns of Lockean ransomware attacks against French companies

CERT-France warns of a new ransomware group named Lockean that is behind a series of attacks against French organizations over the past 2 years. France’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-FR) officials identified a new ransomware gang named Lockean that is responsible for a long list of attacks against French companies over the past two years.The […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2021
Emsisoft created a free decryptor for past victims of the BlackMatter ransomware

Experts from cybersecurity firm Emsisoft announced the availability of a free decryptor for past victims of the BlackMatter ransomware. Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft has released a free decryption tool for past victims of the BlackMatter ransomware. The researchers found a vulnerability in the encryption process implemented in the BlackMatter ransomware that allowed them to recover encrypted […]