French hospital CHC-SV refuses to pay LockBit extortion demand

May 1, 2024 at 12:41PM Hôpital de Cannes – Simone Veil (CHC-SV) in France experienced a cyberattack, causing severe operational disruption. The Lockbit 3.0 ransomware gang demanded a ransom, threatening to leak stolen data. The hospital refused to pay and is working to restore normal operations. The attack highlights the ransomware group’s disregard for healthcare … Read more

Citrix Bleed Bug Inflicts Mounting Wounds, CISA Warns

November 21, 2023 at 05:39PM LockBit 3.0 ransomware affiliates are targeting the “Citrix Bleed” security vulnerability, prompting warnings from CISA and Citrix. The bug allows authentication bypass, giving threat actors access to user sessions and credentials. Citrix’s patch is not sufficient to protect against compromise. Organizations are advised to upgrade immediately and assess vulnerability. Thousands … Read more

September was a record month for ransomware attacks in 2023

October 24, 2023 at 10:18AM Ransomware activity in September reached unprecedented levels, with ransomware groups launching 514 attacks, surpassing the previous record set in March. Some notable threat groups include LockBit 3.0, LostTrust, and BlackCat. LostTrust, believed to be a rebrand of MetaEncryptor, quickly rose to second place. North America was the most targeted region, … Read more

Bungled ransomware raid targeting WS_FTP servers demanded just 0.018 BTC

October 13, 2023 at 02:22PM Security researchers have discovered the first ransomware campaign targeting organizations using a vulnerability in Progress Software’s WS_FTP Server. The campaign, carried out by the “Reichsadler Cybercrime Group,” demanded a ransom of 0.018 Bitcoin (approximately $500) to recover encrypted files. Sophos’s product prevented the download of the ransomware payload, and patches … Read more