Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#883 Ransomware as a service, inside an organized Russian ransomware campaign (PDF)
In the course of monitoring an organized Russian ransomware campaign, Flashpoint analysts were able to gain significant visibility into the tactics, techniques, and procedures employed by a campaign boss operating a ransomware scheme out of
Russia.

As the Russian hacking community lowered the access requirements for unsophisticated Russian cybercriminals to engage in ransomware campaigns, corporations and individuals face a commensurately greater challenge of effectively protecting their data and operations from being held ransom.

Recent threats powered by ransomware campaigns which have surfaced in the Deep & Dark Web appear to be specifically aimed at the healthcare industry. Cybercriminals consider this industry in particular to be a valuable target due to the treasure trove of personally identifiable information their systems house. While prior efforts focused on stealing and reselling the data, now criminals are turning to ransomware to hold the data hostage.
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