Hack Group Bl00Dy Is Already Using Leaked LockBit Builder

Researchers have discovered that the young ransomware group Bl00Dy is already using in its attacks the LockBit builder, which leaked to the network last week. Let me remind you that the builder of the well-known encryptor LockBit was published in the public domain about a week ago. It is assumed that the LockBit 3.0 builder… Continue reading Hack Group Bl00Dy Is Already Using Leaked LockBit Builder

LockBit 3.0 Builder leaked to the public

LockBit 3.0 Builder is now available to the public. What is the story behind it?

On September 21, 2022, a new Twitter user Ali Qushji published what is supposed to be a LockBit Ransomware builder. According to what the user says, this application is for LockBit 3.0 ransomware – the latest version of malware used by these cybercriminals. The exact user pretends to be an anonymous hacker who breached LockBit… Continue reading LockBit 3.0 Builder leaked to the public

The LockBit Group Is Taking on DDoS Attacks

Last week, after the information security company Entrust was hacked, the LockBit hacker group was subjected to powerful DDoS attacks. Now the hackers say they have improved DDoS protection and plan to do triple extortion in the future, using such attacks as additional leverage on victims. Let me remind you that we also reported that… Continue reading The LockBit Group Is Taking on DDoS Attacks

Auto Parts Manufacturer Attacked by Three Different Ransomware in Two weeks

Sophos experts told about an interesting case when an unnamed auto parts manufacturer was attacked by three different ransomware in a row, in just two weeks. Let me remind you that we also wrote that New RedAlert Ransomware Targets Windows and Linux VMware ESXi Servers, and also that Hackers Launched LockBit 3.0 and Bug Bounty… Continue reading Auto Parts Manufacturer Attacked by Three Different Ransomware in Two weeks

Experts Find Similarities Between LockBit and BlackMatter

Cybersecurity researchers have confirmed similarities between the latest iteration of LockBit ransomware and BlackMatter. A new version of LockBit 3.0 (LockBit Black) was released in June 2022, along with a new leak site and the first Bug Bounty program on the dark web. You may also be interested in reading: Conti vs. LockBit 2.0 –… Continue reading Experts Find Similarities Between LockBit and BlackMatter

Hackers Launched LockBit 3.0 and Bug Bounty Ransomware

LockBit 3.0 Builder is now available to the public. What is the story behind it?

The LockBit ransomware group released the LockBit 3.0 malware, at the same time introduced its own bug bounty ransomware program, and also announced that it would accept ransoms in the Zcash cryptocurrency. Bleeping Computer recalls that LockBit appeared in 2019 and has since become one of the most active threats, accounting for about 40% of… Continue reading Hackers Launched LockBit 3.0 and Bug Bounty Ransomware

LockBit Weaponizes Its Victims’ Clients – Brett Callow

Brett Callow, a cybersecurity analyst at Emsisoft, shared information on his Twitter about the broadened tactics the LockBit ransomware group applies to its victims. Imagine a firm gets attacked by ransomware. It is not a novelty that, besides encrypting the data belonging to the company (to demand ransom for giving the data back,) the crooks… Continue reading LockBit Weaponizes Its Victims’ Clients – Brett Callow

Conti vs. LockBit 2.0 – a Trend Micro Research in Brief

Trend Micro, a Japanese IT security company, has published a thorough comparison of behaviors of two major ransomware groups: Conti and LockBit 2.0. Here you can read a shorter summary of what they found out. Conti and LockBit 2.0 are outstanding operators regarding how many targets they managed to attack. The period analyzed is from… Continue reading Conti vs. LockBit 2.0 – a Trend Micro Research in Brief

War in Ukraine triggered a Stream of amateurish ransomware

Ransomware, Ransomware attacks, Conti, LockBit

Russia has provoked hackers around the world to focus their attacks on the servers of the largest companies, TV channels, banks, and government agencies. According to the statistics given by ESET, Russia has entered the list of the most attacked countries, which was not relevant earlier. More and more amateur hackers appeared after February, 24… Continue reading War in Ukraine triggered a Stream of amateurish ransomware

Evil Corp Switched to Using LockBit Malware to Avoid Sanctions

The Evil Corp group switched to using the LockBit ransomware to avoid sanctions imposed earlier by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC). Let me remind you that Evil Corp has existed since at least 2007, but at first hackers more often acted as partners for other groups.… Continue reading Evil Corp Switched to Using LockBit Malware to Avoid Sanctions