Ransomware gang caught using Microsoft-approved drivers to hack targets

Ransomware gang caught using Microsoft-approved drivers to hack targets

Security researchers say they have evidence that threat actors affiliated with the Cuba ransomware gang used malicious hardware drivers certified by Microsoft during an recent attempted ransomware attack. Drivers — the software that allows operating systems and apps to access and communicate with hardware devices — require highly privileged access to the operating system and […]

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FBI, CISA say Cuba ransomware gang extorted $60M from victims this year

The Cuba ransomware gang extorted more than $60 million in ransom payments from victims between December 2021 and August 2022, a joint advisory from CISA and the FBI has warned. The latest advisory is a follow-up to a flash alert released by the FBI in December 2021, which revealed that the gang had earned close […]

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US issues rare security alert as Montenegro battles ongoing ransomware attack

US issues rare security alert as Montenegro battles ongoing ransomware attack

The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro has warned Americans that an ongoing ransomware attack in the country could cause widespread disruption to key public services and government services. The ransomware attack, first confirmed by Montenegro’s Agency for National Security (ANB) last week, targeted government systems and other critical infrastructure and utilities, including electricity, water systems and […]

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