Clop targets execs, ransomware tactics get another new twist

Ransomware peddlers have come up with yet another devious twist on the recent trend for data exfiltration. After interviewing several victims of the Clop ransomware, ZDNet discovered that its operators appear to be systematically targeting the workstations of executives. After all, the top managers are more likely to have sensitive information on their machines. If this tactic works, and it … [Read more...]

Cyberpunk 2077 developer hit by ransomware

CD PROJEKT RED, the game developer behind Cyberpunk 2077, announced earlier on Twitter that it has fallen victim to a targeted ransomware attack. The company says it has backups for the affected systems and does not intend to pay the ransom. In their ransom note the attackers boast that they have stolen the source code for some of the company’s games, including its beleaguered flagship, … [Read more...]

A week in security (September 2 – 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at a smart social engineering toolkit, delved into TrickBot tampering with trusted texts, and explained five ways to help keep remote workers safe. Other cybersecurity news A new Chinese Deepfake app is under fire for privacy concerns related to the use of uploaded images. (Source: CNN)Bucking the current trend for city councils and organizations … [Read more...]