Analysts “strongly believe” the Russian state colludes with ransomware gangs

“We have the smoke, the smell of gunpowder and a bullet casing. But we do not have the gun to link the activity to the Kremlin.”

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Racing against a real-life ransomware attack, with Ski Kacoroski: Lock and Code S02E12

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Northshore School District systems administrator Ski Kacoroski about recovering from ransomware.

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A week in security (June 21 – June 27)

A roundup of the most interesting events and happenings in the realm of infosec, from the week June 21 to June 27.

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City of Liège hit by ransomware, Ryuk suspected

Liège, the third largest city in Belgium and a major educational hub, has been hit by a ransomware attack.

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Threat spotlight: Conti, the ransomware used in the HSE healthcare attack

Conti ransomware has caught the world’s attention after being used in attacks against Ireland’s public healthcare system.

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FIN7 sysadmin behind “billions in damage” gets 10 years

Fedir Hladyr is considered the mastermind behind the Carbanak campaign that stole $900 million from financial institutions and others.

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How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

New research by Analyst1 sheds light on the cooperation between some of the ransomware gangs dominating the cybersecurity news.

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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A week in security (March 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 1 – 7, including Ryuk going worm, Exchange servers under attack, stolen VPN data, and more.

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Ryuk ransomware develops worm-like capability

French researchers have found a Ryuk ransomware variant that can spread laterally through an infected network.

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