REvil ransomware gang hacked Acer and is demanding a $50 million ransom

Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation Acer was victim of a REvil ransomware attack, the gang demanded a $50,000,000 ransom. Taiwanese computer giant Acer was victim of the REvil ransomware attack, the gang is demanding the payment of a $50,000,000 ransom, the largest one to date. Acer is the world’s 6th-largest PC vendor by unit sales as of […]

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2021-03-20T11:01:53-04:00March 20th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

A Cryptomining botnet abuses Bitcoin blockchain transactions as C2 backup mechanism

Crooks are exploiting BTC blockchain transactions to hide backup command-and-control (C2) server addresses for a cryptomining botnet. Security experts from Akamai have spotted a new botnet used for illicit cryptocurrency mining activities that are abusing Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to implement a backup mechanism for C2.  This technique allows botnet operators to make their infrastructure resilient […]

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2021-02-26T18:09:31-05:00February 24th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|
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