Tag: ransomware

How Vulnerable Are America’s Utilities?

Undoubtedly, news that a Florida water plant had been hacked raised a lot of alarms outside the cybersecurity industry. The idea that a water source could be contaminated hit home for many Americans, highlighting the vulnerability of the nation’s utilities and critical infrastructure. But this attack came as no surprise to security experts. It was […]

UNC1878 Continues to Infect Hospital Networks

Last October, a threat actor known as UNC1878 made headlines for a widespread criminal campaign targeting the healthcare industry (and other organizations) around the world. Over three months have passed since this group’s activities became widely known, yet in spite of high public awareness, many of UNC1878’s victims remain actively compromised to this day. Prevailion’s […]

Like the Pandemic’s Asymptomatic, Dormant Ransomware Poses Security Challenges

Over the past year, the global pandemic has taught the cybersecurity industry a lot about the spread of infection–how to control it, how to mitigate against it, and (sometimes) how to detect it. But more often than not, in both humans and cybersecurity, detection only happens because of indicators.  What remains a mystery and consequently […]

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On the Trail of UNC1878

Since October 28th, Prevailion has been investigating current and potential future victims of the ransomware crime group known as UNC1878. While our investigation is still underway, we have so far identified hundreds of organizations worldwide that show compromise activity by this threat actor, and which may be in the early- to mid-stages of a Ryuk […]

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Ransomware as a Data Breach Decoy

Gone are the days of small-time cybercriminals using ransomware to earn a quick buck. Ransomware–and the criminals who use it–have certainly evolved. Though it initially made a name for itself as a tactic of the lesser-skilled criminal, malicious actors are now exploiting the established expectations of its impact and limitations in order to hide inside […]

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Ransomware Gangs Continue to Shame Victims

Everyone has something to hide. The beauty of that truth for hackers is that even if they don’t know their target’s dirty little secrets, they know that no one wants their secrets exposed. The mere threat of being publicly shamed may be enough to make some victims pay. Businesses, though, don’t have personal secrets. They […]

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