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Ransomware Rewind

Weekly Update: 18 October 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.

6 health systems affected by Kaye-Smiths vendor breachBeckerHospitalReview.com – Oct 17 2022 21:52
Australian insurance firm Medibank confirms ransomware attackBleepingComputer.com – Oct 17 2022 17:56
Ransomware attack halts circulation of some German newspapersBleepingComputer.com – Oct 17 2022 14:33
Advanced: Healthcare data was stolen in LockBit 3.0 attackComputer Weekly – Oct 14 2022 07:45
RansomExx Leaks 52 GB of Barcelona Health Centers’ DataGovInfoSecurity.com – Oct 13 2022 22:37
Hartnell College, FBI investigating ransomware attackKing City Rustler – Oct 13 2022 22:33

Tactics & Techniques

Discussion and mentions of significant techniques deployed by threat actors.

SolidBit Ransomware Targets Gamers and Social Media UsersMedium Cybersecurity – Oct 17 2022 09:20
GlobeImposter Ransomware Being Distributed in KoreaASEC Blog AhnLab English – Oct 12 2022 04:24
Microsoft Exchange servers hacked to deploy LockBit ransomwareBleepingComputer.com – Oct 11 2022 16:59

Researcher Analysis

Analysis, deep-dives and reverse engineering.

Ransomware Attacks Have Serious Impacts on BusinessesSpearTip Blog – Oct 17 2022 14:00
LockBit 3.0 Also Known as LockBit BlackVMware Security & Compliance Blog – Oct 15 2022 15:00
Ransom Cartel Ransomware: A Possible Connection With REvilUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – Oct 14 2022 13:00
Technical Analysis of BlueSky RansomwareCloudSEK Blog – Oct 14 2022 12:29
Ransomware Roundup: Royal RansomwareFortinet – Oct 13 2022 22:10

Legal Actions and Discussion

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

Ransomware will not go away any time soonSC Media – Oct 18 2022 10:00
Hackney Council Ransomware Attack Cost £12m+Infosecurity Today – Oct 17 2022 09:07
Latest Ransomware Attack on U.S. Healthcare System Exposes Critical WeaknessesFoundation for Defense of Democracies – Oct 13 2022 22:18
Will triple extortion ransomware truly take off?IT Pro UK – Oct 13 2022 08:53
Top 5 ransomware detection techniques: Pros and cons of eachMalwarebytes Unpacked – Oct 12 2022 16:15

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