Pierluigi Paganini December 06, 2018
DHS and FBI published a joint alert on SamSam Ransomware

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI issued a joint alert on SamSam attacks targeting critical infrastructure. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI published a joint alert on the activity associated with the infamous SamSam ransomware. The SamSam hackers extorted over 200 organizations, including public institutions, municipalities, and hospitals, they […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2018
SamSam Ransomware operators earned more than US$5.9 Million since late 2015

The security experts from Sophos have published a report on the multimillion-dollar black market business for crooks, they analyzed the SamSam ransomware case as a case study. The researchers that have tracked Bitcoin addresses managed by the crime gang discovered that crooks behind the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from the victims since December […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2018
SamSam operators switch tactic and are more focused on targeted organizations

SamSam ransomware made the headlines again, crooks now spreading thousands of copies of the ransomware at once into individual targeted organizations. Ransomware continues to be one of the most dangerous cyber threat and incident like the one suffered by the city of Atlanta demonstrates that their economic impact on victims could be severe. SamSam ransomware […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2018
City of Atlanta paralyzed by a ransomware attack, is it SAMSAM?

Computer systems in the City of Atlanta were infected by ransomware, the cyber attack was confirmed by the City officials. The city learned of the attack at around 5:40 am local time on Thursday. On Thursday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Thursday that a malware has taken in hostage some internal systems, city’s data were encrypted. Mayor @KeishaBottoms holds […]