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German security vendor DCSO finds Maggie backdoor in MS SQL servers

[German]Technical threat research experts from German security firm DCSO recently came across a new type of backdoor. Dubbed Maggie, the malware targets Microsoft SQL servers, and an analysis found hundreds of infected installations worldwide. Here is a brief overview of … Continue reading

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Emsisoft releases decryptor for Maze, Egregor and Sekhmet ransomware

[German]Security vendor Emsisoft has released a decryptor for victims of the Maze, Egregor and Sekhmet ransomware. With it, files encrypted by this ransomware can be restored. The decryptor became possible after a member from the "developer circles" posted the master … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Cyberattack on Oiltanking: Black Cat ransomware group responsibe, also for Colonial Pipeline Hack

[German]An addendum to the cyberattack of Saturday, January 29, 2022 on Oiltanking, a company belonging to the Hamburg-based Marquard & Bahls group, and the IT of Mabanaft, an oil trader belonging to the same group. The crippled parts of the … Continue reading

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QNAP: DeadBolt attacks via vulnerability patched in December 2021

[German]The question why NAS manufacturer QNAP recently updated its devices via forced update has now been answered. The attacks by the DeadBolt ransomware that took place in January 2022 were only possible if the NAS owners made them accessible on … Continue reading

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Kisters AG victim of ransomware attack (Nov. 10/11, 2021)

[German]The medium-sized an German based company Kisters AG, which develops software solutions for sustainable resource management and now has numerous branches worldwide, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. Following the attack on November 10/11, 2021, all systems are now … Continue reading

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Europol targeted 12 suspicious ransomware operators

[German]Europol has took actions against cyber criminals in various countries who extorted ransomware from businesses and organizations. The 12 suspects are accused of infecting 1,800 victims in 71 countries with ransomware and then extorting ransom money. Investigators raided Ukraine and … Continue reading

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Avast released Decryptor for AtomSilo, Babuk and LockFile

[German]There may be good news for victims of AtomSilo, Babuk and LockFile ransomware. Antivirus vendor Avast has managed to decrypt files encrypted by these malware. In response, the company has released a free decryptor (decryption utility) that victims can use … Continue reading

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Bitdefender provides universal REvil decryptor

[German]Hope for victims of REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware attacks who have lost access to encrypted data. Security vendor Bitdefender has succeeded in developing a universal REvil decryptor in cooperation with law enforcement agencies. The REvil Decryptor helps with all files that were … Continue reading

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Master decryptor key published

[German]Victims of the Ragnarok ransomware, whose data was encrypted during an attack, can hope again. After the cyber-criminal has just ceased its operations, the master decryptor key has been published. With it, the encrypted files should be able to be … Continue reading

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Kaseya received universal decryption tool after ransomware attack

[German]Hope for victims of the supply chain attack on the US software manufacturer Kaseya, as a result of which the systems of around 1,500 customers worldwide were infected with ransomware and the stored data was encrypted. The manufacturer Kaseya has … Continue reading

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