[SecurityWeek] US Treasury Sanctions Crypto Exchange in Anti-Ransomware Crackdown

The U.S. government’s aggressive anti-ransomware crackdown is showing no signs of slowing down with the Treasury Department announcing sanctions against a cryptocurrency exchange and new multi-million-dollar rewards for information on the REvil ransomware group.

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[TheRecord] Meet Prometheus, the secret TDS behind some of today’s malware campaigns

A recently discovered cybercrime service is helping malware gangs distribute their malicious payloads to unsuspecting users using a network of hacked websites. Named Prometheus, the service is what security researchers call a “traffic distribution system,” also known as a TDS. How the Prometheus TDS works Consisting of a network of hacked websites, Prometheus provides on-demand servers […]

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[ZDNet] Ransomware: Patient data could be ‘abused’ after health service attack, warns Irish government

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The Irish health authorities have warned that medical information might be abused by attackers as disruption continues to cripple some of the country’s key services. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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[BleepingComputer] Fake Kaseya VSA security update backdoors networks with Cobalt Strike

Threat actors are trying to capitalize on the ongoing Kaseya ransomware attack crisis by targeting potential victims in a spam campaign pushing Cobalt Strike payloads disguised as Kaseya VSA security updates. […] Source: Read More (BleepingComputer)

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