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Ransomware Soars 148% to Record-Breaking Levels in 2021

Infosecurity Magazine, Phil Muncaster
“As we see it, ransomware is on a nearly unimaginable upward trend, which poses a major risk to businesses, service providers, governments and everyday citizens.” Read More

Microsoft warns of new supply chain attacks by Russian-backed Nobelium group

Tech Republic, Lance Whitney
“The group’s likely goal is to obtain direct access that resellers have to the IT systems of their customers. If successful, Nobelium would then have a way to impersonate a technology provider and attack its downstream customers.” Read More

As fewer victims pay ransoms, Conti gang looks to sell victim data

SC Magazine, Joe Uchill
“In general, we’re just seeing fewer people pay. And so whenever that happens, the ransomware actors sort of try and launch new ventures as far as ‘how else can we coerce money out of people or monetize the data that was stolen.'” Read More

SolarWinds Attacker Targets Cloud Service Providers in New Supply Chain Threat

Dark Reading, Jai Vijayan
“We believe Nobelium ultimately hopes to piggyback on any direct access that resellers may have to their customers’ IT systems and more easily impersonate an organization’s trusted technology partner to gain access to their downstream customers.” Read More

Gigabyte struck by ransomware for the second time in three months

Silicon Angle, Duncan Riley
“In most double extortion schemes, the data theft focuses on quantity rather than quality. The file tree from this dump suggests that in this case, the threat actor focused on quality.” Read More

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