[HackerNews] BlackMatter Ransomware Reportedly Shutting Down; Latest Analysis Released

An analysis of new samples of BlackMatter ransomware for Windows and Linux has revealed the extent to which the operators have continually added new features and encryption capabilities in successive iterations over a three-month period.
No fewer than 10 Windows and two Linux versions of the ransomware have been observed in the wild to date, Group-IB threat researcher Andrei Zhdanov said in a

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[TheRecord] Malware found preinstalled in classic push-button phones sold in Russia

A security researcher has discovered malicious code inside the firmware of four low-budget push-button mobile phones sold through Russian online stores. In a report published this week by a Russian security researcher named ValdikSS, push-button phones such as DEXP SD2810, Itel it2160, Irbis SF63, and F+ Flip 3 were caught subscribing users to premium SMS services and intercepting incoming SMS messages to […]

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[SecurityWeek] FBI: IC3 Received 6 Million Cybercrime Complaints Since Inception

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation says its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than one million cybercrime complaints over the past 14 months. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-08-05

Energy group ERG reports minor disruptions after ransomware attack www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/energy-group-erg-reports-minor-disruptions-after-ransomware-attack/ Italian energy company ERG reports “only a few minor disruptions” affecting its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure following a ransomware attack on its systems. Linux version of BlackMatter ransomware targets VMware ESXi servers www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/linux-version-of-blackmatter-ransomware-targets-vmware-esxi-servers/ The BlackMatter gang has joined the ranks of ransomware operations […]

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