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It’s not enough to acknowledge the threat of ransomware—companies need to be positioned to communicate with threat actors (whether directly or indirectly), contain damage and minimize business interruption associated with this increasingly common form of cyberattack. I talked to David Shear, threat data governance and integration manager of Vigilante, about best practices in preparation and response to ransomware events. Read…
Vigilante wishes to highlight two more ransomware groups that have adopted the Maze Team model of extorting their victims to pay: NetWalker and Ako. Under the Maze model, once the group has the victim’s data in its possession, it demands two separate ransoms; the first ransom amount is for providing a decryption key and the second is to delete all the data they copied and exfiltrated before locking up the victims’ files.
Vigilante warns that over the last few weeks threat actor group Maze Team is claiming to have attacked at least two insurance companies with ransomware and may be eyeing additional insurance industry victims.
Prolific hacktivist group, Ghost Squad Hackers—also known as “GSH”— announced several new hacks of various government-affiliated sites and servers in a probable attempt to undermine public confidence in government at a time of universal unease due to the COVID-19 pandemic.