Ransomware continues to prove a reliable moneymaker for criminals, with the average cyber extortion payoff rising to $220,298, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. Zero-day attacks and shakedowns targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance users helped boost criminals' profits.
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An "update" pushed out earlier this year by law enforcement agencies, including Europol, on Sunday began erasing Emotet malware from infected devices worldwide, Malwarebytes reports. The move comes after the FBI recently remotely removed web shells from vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers.
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Following news reports of ransomware attackers targeting QNAP Systems' network-attached storage appliances, encrypting users' data and then demanding a ransom, the company is urging users to immediately install a malware remover and run a malware scan.
The Justice Department is creating a task force to tackle the growing threat of ransomware and related extortion schemes. The new group will target the "ransomware criminal ecosystem as a whole," which means prosecuting those behind the attacks as well as those who launder money that's extorted.
Law enforcement agencies use forensics tools from Israeli company Cellebrite to gain access to locked mobile devices and extract data. But the creator of encrypted messaging app Signal says he's found vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's tools, raising questions about whether the extracted data can be trusted.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an emergency directive requiring executive branch agencies to mitigate by Friday the risks posed by a zero-day vulnerability and three other recently patched flaws in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products.
SonicWall has patched three zero-day vulnerabilities in the hosted and on-premises versions of its Email Security product after attackers began exploiting them last month. Attackers can exploit the flaws to access email and pivot deeper into organizations' systems, FireEye Mandiant reports.