Ransomware Review – February 2022

Our rundown of the key ransomware events, attacks, and group activity from February. The FBI has issued an advisory warning that the BlackByte ransomware group has been observed targeting multiple US-based entities, including at least three related to critical infrastructure. Government facilities, alongside organisations in the financial, food and agriculture sectors, are all defined as …

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Ransomware Review – July 2021

The most significant ransomware attack in July was the Kaseya attack conducted by the REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) ransomware group. The REvil operators exploited a 0day vulnerability in Kaseya’s VSA servers to bypass authentication measures and perform arbitrary code execution. Notably, this vulnerability had already been privately disclosed to Kaseya, though it remains unclear …

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Darknet Review – Q2 2021

The second quarter of 2021 has been a period of relative stability for darknet markets, with WhiteHouse continuing as the leading English-language market across the ecosystem. Conversely, darknet forums have experienced some degree of upheaval, which can largely be attributed to the outsized role of ransomware groups and the increasing attention being paid to such …

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