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Ransomware Rewind


Weekly Update: 20 December 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.

Play ransomware claims attack on German hotel chain H-HotelsBleepingComputer.com – Dec 19 2022 21:40
CMS subcontractor hit with ransomwareHealthCareIT News – Dec 19 2022 16:29
Antwerp denies negotiating ransomware payment as city disappears from leak siteThe Record by Recorded Future – Dec 19 2022 14:28
Colombian energy supplier EPM hit by BlackCat ransomware attackBleepingComputer.com – Dec 16 2022 18:47

Tactics & Techniques

Discussion and mentions of significant techniques deployed by threat actors.

Windows Zero-day Exploited for Ransomware Was FixedHeimdal Security Blog – Dec 15 2022 11:31
STOP Ransomware Being Distributed in KoreaASEC Blog AhnLab English – Dec 15 2022 06:02

Researcher Analysis

Analysis, deep-dives and reverse engineering.

The Future of RansomwareTrend Micro – Dec 15 2022 13:27
LockBit Ransomware 101: Here’s What You Need to KnowHeimdal Security Blog – Dec 15 2022 08:17
All You Should Know About Netwalker RansomwareMedium Cybersecurity – Dec 15 2022 02:07
Ransomware Business Models: Future Pivots and TrendsTrend Micro – Dec 15 2022 00:00
Royal Rumble: Analysis of Royal RansomwareCybereason Blog – Dec 14 2022 13:40

Legal Actions and Discussion

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

Cyber National Mission Force elevated in fight against foreign hackersThe Record by Recorded Future – Dec 19 2022 19:02
UK universities roll out extra protection against ransomware attacksNational Technology.co.uk – Dec 19 2022 12:44
US finds its ‘center of gravity’ in the fight against ransomwareThe Record by Recorded Future – Dec 14 2022 22:21

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