Ransomware Rewind

Weekly Update: 14 June 2022

Ransomware Rewind is a compilation of ransomware-related stories published over the past week.

Most Active Ransomware Operators

Volume of messages posted by operators during the last week.

Significant Campaigns & Incidents

Documents and discussion of significant ransomware campaigns, incidents, and associated actors.

Cape Cod transit bureau still recovering from Memorial Day ransomware attackThe Record by Recorded Future – Jun 13 2022 17:03
Vice Society ransomware claims attack on Italian city of PalermoBleepingComputer.com – Jun 09 2022 15:43

Tactics & Techniques

Discussion and mentions of significant techniques deployed by threat actors.

Microsoft: Exchange servers hacked to deploy BlackCat ransomwareBleepingComputer.com – Jun 13 2022 17:14
Bizarre ransomware sells decryptor on Roblox Game Pass storeBleepingComputer.com – Jun 09 2022 19:29
Cuba Ransomware Group’s New Variant Found Using Optimized Infection TechniquesTrend Micro Research News Perspectives – Jun 08 2022 09:52

Researcher Analysis

Analysis, deep-dives and reverse engineering.

Exposing HelloXD Ransomware and x4kUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – Jun 11 2022 01:00
LockBit 2.0: How This RaaS Operates and How to Protect Against ItUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – Jun 09 2022 13:00
Ransomware attacks have increased by 80% year-over-yearHelp Net Security News – Jun 09 2022 08:00
Maximizing Opportunities to Stop Ransomware AttacksBankInfoSecurity – Jun 08 2022 15:11
Healthcare has 650% increase in ransomware attacks – reportSecurityBrief Europe – Jun 07 2022 23:20

Legal Actions and Discussion

Actions, consequences, and policy discussion by governments and organisations.

FBI, DOJ say less than 25% of NetWalker ransomware victims reported incidentsThe Record by Recorded Future – Jun 11 2022 14:01
At Hearing, Portman Highlights Recent Report That Underscores Threat Ransomware Presents to the United StatesSenate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee – Jun 07 2022 19:01

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