The Cyber Hero - Cuba Ransomware, Emotet, and Zero Trust World

The ThreatLocker team provides the latest stories to keep you updated on ransomware and other malicious cybersecurity threats. Here's what's new this week:

Cuba Ransomware Group Collects $44 Million 

In a breach that compromised 49 organizations across US critical infrastructure sectors, Cuba ransomware actors collected $44 million in ransomware payments, according to a flash alert issued by the FBI in coordination with CISA. Critical infrastructure sectors impacted by the attack include the financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology sectors. The group is also targeting tribal casinos throughout the US.

Emotet Re-Emerges and Strikes Again

After international law enforcement agencies coordinated a takedown of the Emotet botnet infrastructure earlier this year, we observed the re-emergence of Emotet in November 2021. Alarmingly, the group is now armed with new tricks and capabilities. According to BleepingComputer, the notorious Emotet malware now installs Cobalt Strike beacons directly, giving immediate network access to threat actors and making ransomware attacks imminent. Researchers warn that more ransomware attacks are on the way, just in time for the holiday season. 

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Join us at Zero Trust World 2022!

Calling all MSPs and IT professionals! Join us on February 21-23, 2022 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando Florida. We'll discuss the latest in cybersecurity, hacking, and the current threat landscape - all presented by Channel leaders and a few VIP keynote speakers. Registration is open!

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Where is ThreatLocker Headed Next?

2021 has been a busy year on the road for ThreatLocker. Are we headed to a city near you? Check out these live and virtual events ThreatLocker will be attending! 

  • Jan 12: Data Connectors- Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 18-20: IOTSSA Cyber Expo- Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 20-21: Robin Robins Producers Club - Austin, TX
  • Jan 21: Cyber Security Summit- Tampa, FL



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