EbeneInfo – CA – Valhalla has just come true – FBI issues Cyber ​​Raids Viking alert


When the FBI warns of Viking raids on your data, you know cybercriminals are in trouble

I enjoyed playing the latest game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Valhalla, last week, but not on a PlayStation 5 I’m sad to say.However, indulging in a virtual Viking fantasy environment is one thing, the cyber raids in the real world are another

Valhalla, literally the Hall of the Dead, has become too real a place for business after business thanks to a proliferation of ransomware attacks under the Ragnar Locker banner

The real Ragnar Lothbrock was a legendary Viking hero and warlord who wreaked havoc on the English and French Ransomware, however, is a global threat A threat so widespread that the FBI has just issued a flash alert for warn organizations of dangers

Ragnar Locker is ransomware that has been on the FBI’s radar since April 2020 when it hit a « big business » and demanded $ 11million (£ 8,275,000) after exfiltrating 10TB of data that the beginning of these cyber Viking ransomware raids

Since then, organizations across a wide range of industry sectors, including communications, construction and travel, have found themselves in virtual Valhalla, the hall of the dead

These victims appear to have recently included Capcom, the Japanese video game company behind Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and Street Fighter It has been reported that a ransom of $ 11 million (£ 8,275,000) has been demanded by the as yet unknown threat actors behind the attacks; a ransom that Capcom did not pay

Campari Group, the Italian company behind the world-famous liqueur, has also reportedly been targeted by Ragnar Locker These same reports suggest that a ransom of $ 15 million (£ 11,250,000) has been demanded, which again appears not to have been paid

A dramatic turn of the story was also reported: The criminals behind Ragnar Locker used a hacked Facebook account to buy ads on the social network that threatened to free 2TB of data before the ads were removed

« The bad actors behind Ragnar decided to add insult to injury by announcing the ransomware attack on Campari Group, » confirmed Lamar Bailey, senior director of security at Tripwire, adding that « for the At the moment, it is not known whether the objective was to attract buyers for the 2TB of stolen data or simply to cause more discomfort for Campari Group « 

Nov 19 FBI Flash Alert Provides Organizations with Indicators of Compromise to Help Identify Ragnar Locker Activity Warning that « Ragnar Locker has been deployed against growing list of victims, » ​​FBI reveals raids start by accessing a network and then involve a reconnaissance step before the ransomware is manually deployed

As it has become fashionable for ransomware attacks, data is stolen before systems are locked down, and ransom demands are made

FBI flash alert says ransomware uses « frequently changing » techniques to obscure itself and avoid detection It « also terminates services commonly used by managed service providers to remotely administer networks « , warns the FBI

Interestingly, Ragnar Locker leaves the folders needed for normal computer operation unencrypted while it encrypts everything else

The FBI Alert recommends that critical data be backed up offline, ensuring that it cannot be changed from the system on which it resides and keeping all computers, devices and applications up to date with the latest patches from security

Raif Mehmet, vice president (EMEA) at Bitglass, advises organizations to « ensure that their employees receive appropriate security training to identify illegitimate email and phishing attempts, one of the main vectors of ransomware attacks »

I have been a tech journalist for three decades and have been the editor of PC Pro magazine since the first issue in 1994 Three-time BT winner

I’ve been a tech journalist for three decades and have been editor-in-chief of PC Pro magazine since its first issue in 1994 Three-time winner of the BT Security Journalist of the Year (2006, 2008, 2010) award, I I was also lucky enough to be named BT Technology Journalist of the Year in 1996 for a forward-looking article in PC Pro titled ‘Threats to the Internet’ In 2011 I received the Enigma Award for my contribution Lifetime in Computer Security Journalism Contact me with confidence at davey @ happygeekcom if you have a story to reveal or research to share

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/11/21/valhalla-just-got-real-fbi-issues-viking-cyber-raids-alert/

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