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Ransomware Groups Turn Up the Heat by Adding DDoS Attacks
February 23, 2021

Ransomware Groups Turn Up the Heat by Adding DDoS Attacks

 

Summary of Findings

  • Anomalies associated with a ransomware attack on a Belgian hospital hub suggest a smokescreen.
  • Mobile phone users in the UK are being targeted by phishing campaigns that impersonate banks and telecom companies.
  • The Avaddon ransomware group has expanded its TTPs with DDoS attacks aimed at forcing victims to negotiate.
  • Security researchers studying vulnerabilities are lured into malicious interactions by accessing false social media posts.
  • The CrimsonIAS backdoor may possibly be a tool in the portfolio of Chinese espionage actor Mustang Panda.
  • UK authorities arrest a man for allegedly operating SMSBandits, an online service that generated high-volume phishing campaigns via mobile text messages.
  • A supply chain attack compromised the update mechanism of NoxPlayer, an Android emulator for PCs and Macs.

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