Ransomware review: June 2022

LockBit remained the most active threat in June, and “the costliest strain of ransomware ever documented” went dark while others surged.

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AstraLocker 2.0 ransomware isn’t going to give you your files back

Through malice or carelessness, AstraLocker breaks the “circle of trust”.

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A week in security (June 20 – June 26)

The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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Conti ransomware group’s pulse stops, but did it fake its own death?

The leak site essential to the operation of Conti ransomware has disappeared, but everything may not be as it appears.

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Security vulnerabilities: 5 times that organizations got hacked

In this post, we break down 5 times hackers used security vulnerabilities in 2021 to attack governments and businesses.

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ALPHV squeezes victim with dedicated leak site for employees and customers

ALPHV, also known as BlackCat, created a leak site on the regular web, betting it can squeeze money out of victims faster than a dark web site.

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Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile

An obscure group called Karakurt has extorted organizations in the US and elsewhere. Know how to keep it away from your network.

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“Multiple adversaries” exploiting Confluence vulnerability, warns Microsoft

Microsoft has warned of APT groups and ransomware authors exploiting the now patched Confluence vulnerability. We take a look at the dangers.

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A week in security (June 6 – June 12)

The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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Cloud data breaches: 4 biggest threats to cloud storage security

Here are four big threats to cloud storage security that SMBs should be ready to address to help prevent cloud data breaches.

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