The Week in Ransomware – October 13th 2023 – Increasing Attacks

October 13, 2023 at 06:31PM Ransomware attacks on enterprises are causing disruption and data breaches. Recent attacks include Air Canada being targeted by BianLian, and state courts in Northwest Florida being attacked by ALPHV. Simpson Manufacturing experienced a cybersecurity incident, and a threat actor leaked the source code for the Hello Kitty ransomware. Ransomware trends … Read more

Feds: Beware AvosLocker Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

October 13, 2023 at 04:59PM US authorities, including the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) and FBI, have issued a warning about the AvosLocker ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation that poses a threat to critical infrastructure. AvosLocker has targeted multiple industries in the US, using various tactics such as double extortion and trusted software. Ransomware attacks have … Read more

FBI, CISA Warn of Rising AvosLocker Ransomware Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

October 13, 2023 at 07:06AM AvosLocker ransomware gang has been linked to recent attacks on critical infrastructure sectors in the U.S. The gang uses legitimate software and open-source remote administration tools to compromise networks and exfiltrate data. AvosLocker leverages sophisticated techniques to avoid detection and affects Windows, Linux, and VMware environments. The attacks rely on … Read more

FBI shares AvosLocker ransomware technical details, defense tips

October 12, 2023 at 07:46PM The US government has updated the list of tools used by AvosLocker ransomware affiliates in attacks to include open-source utilities and custom PowerShell and batch scripts. The FBI and CISA have shared a YARA rule for detecting malware disguised as a legitimate network monitoring tool. AvosLocker affiliates use legitimate software … Read more