The LockBit Ransomware Gang Is Surprisingly Professional

This article makes LockBit sound like a legitimate organization:

The DDoS attack last weekend that put a temporary stop to leaking Entrust data was seen as an opportunity to explore the triple extortion tactic to apply more pressure on victims to pay a ransom.

LockBitSupp said that the ransomware operator is now looking to add DDoS as an extortion tactic on top of encrypting data and leaking it.

“I am looking for dudosers [DDoSers] in the team, most likely now we will attack targets and provide triple extortion, encryption + date leak + dudos, because I have felt the power of dudos and how it invigorates and makes life more interesting,” LockBitSupp wrote in a post on a hacker forum…

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Cisco has been hacked by a ransomware gang

U.S. networking giant Cisco Systems has been hacked, the company confirmed on Wednesday, after Yanluowang ransomware operators claimed the attack on their leak site. #Yanluowang #ransomware is claiming to have breached #Cisco ! Without any further info… Continue reading Cisco has been hacked by a ransomware gang

FTC warns LGBTQ+ community of extortion scams targeting them on dating apps

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been warned to be on their guard against extortionists who may attempt to prey on them via online dating apps such as Grindr and Feeld.

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S3 Ep89: Sextortion, blockchain blunder, and an OpenSSL bugfix [Podcast + Transcript]

Latest episode – listen and read now! Use our advice to advise your own friends and family… let’s all do our bit to stand up to scammers! Continue reading S3 Ep89: Sextortion, blockchain blunder, and an OpenSSL bugfix [Podcast + Transcript]

Conti effectively created an extortion-oriented IT company, says Group-IB

In slightly more than a month, the Conti ransomware collective compromised more than 40 companies worldwide, and the fastest attack took only three days, Group-IB’s noted in its latest report detailing the workings of one of the most prolific ransomwar… Continue reading Conti effectively created an extortion-oriented IT company, says Group-IB

Which stolen data are ransomware gangs most likely to disclose?

If your organization gets hit by a ransomware gang that has also managed to steal company data before hitting the “encrypt” button, which types of data are more likely to end up being disclosed as you debate internally on whether you should… Continue reading Which stolen data are ransomware gangs most likely to disclose?

Which stolen data are ransomware gangs most likely to disclose?

If your organization gets hit by a ransomware gang that has also managed to steal company data before hitting the “encrypt” button, which types of data are more likely to end up being disclosed as you debate internally on whether you should… Continue reading Which stolen data are ransomware gangs most likely to disclose?

Ransomware gang publishes stolen victim data on the public Internet

The Alphv (aka BlackCat) ransomware group is trying out a new tactic to push companies to pay for their post-breach silence: a clearnet (public Internet) website with sensitive data about the employees and customers stolen from a victim organization. A… Continue reading Ransomware gang publishes stolen victim data on the public Internet