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    Microsoft takes down domains used to scam Office 365 users

    July 20th, 2021 by

    Microsoft takes down domains used to scam Office 365 users

    “Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has seized 17 malicious domains used by scammers in a business email compromise (BEC) campaign targeting the company’s customers.

    The domains taken down by Microsoft were so-called “homoglyph” domains registered to resemble those of legitimate business. This technique allowed the threat actors to impersonate companies when communicating with their clients.

    According to the complaint filed by Microsoft last week (more details available in the court order), they used the domains registered via NameSilo LLC and KS Domains Ltd./Key-Systems GmbH as malicious infrastructure in BEC attacks against Office 365 customers and services.”

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    Ransomware: $260K USD in 5 days!

    April 26th, 2021 by

    A ransomware gang made $260,000 in 5 days using the 7zip utility

    “A ransomware gang has made $260,000 in just five days simply by remotely encrypting files on QNAP devices using the 7zip archive program.

    Starting on Monday, QNAP NAS users from all over the world suddenly found their files encrypted after a ransomware operation called Qlocker exploited vulnerabilities on their devices.”

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    Kaspersky provides free Ransomware Decryptors

    January 20th, 2021 by

    Free Ransomware Decryptors from Kaspersky

    Welcome to No Ransom, the place to find the latest decryptors, ransomware removal tools, and information on ransomware protection.

    What is ransomware? It’s a malware (a Trojan or another type of virus) that locks your device or encrypts your files, and then tells you that you have to pay ransom to get your data back. It’s not cheap, and there’s no guarantee of success. If you become a victim of ransomware, try our free decryption tools and get your digital life back.

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    IObit forums hacked

    January 19th, 2021 by

    IObit forums hacked to spread ransomware to its members

    “Windows utility developer IObit was hacked over the weekend to perform a widespread attack to distribute the strange DeroHE ransomware to its forum members.”

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    Stolen Card Market closing February 2021

    January 19th, 2021 by

    Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits

    Joker’s Stash, by some accounts the largest underground shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data, says it’s closing up shop effective mid-February 2021. The announcement came on the heels of a turbulent year for the major cybercrime store, and just weeks after U.S. and European authorities seized a number of its servers.

    Posted in Identity Theft, Phishing, Ransomware | No Comments »

    Companies may be sanctioned if paying Ransomware

    October 2nd, 2020 by

    US govt warns of sanction risks for facilitating ransomware payments

    “The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today said that organizations that assist ransomware victims to make ransom payments are facing sanctions risks as their actions could violate OFAC regulations.”

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    Ransomware shuts down a small company

    January 4th, 2020 by

    Company shuts down because of ransomware, leaves 300 without jobs just before holidays

    “An Arkansas-based telemarketing firm sent home more than 300 employees and told them to find new jobs after IT recovery efforts didn’t go according to plan following a ransomware incident that took place at the start of October 2019.”

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