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.
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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