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107, 2022

AstraLocker 2.0 Ransomware is a Smash & Grab Variant

July 1st, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A version of AstraLocker, AstraLocker 2.0 ransomware, has just been released. This updated version is what some threat analysts call a rapid attack, or smash-and-grab style of ransomware. The AstraLocker 2.0 developers use Microsoft Word attachments in emails to distribute [...]

704, 2022

What is Enterprise Patch Management?

April 7th, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is Enterprise Patch Management (a.k.a. the application of software security updates according to NIST SP 800-40r4)? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just released Report 800-40r4: Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Planning: Preventive Maintenance for Technology. [...]

104, 2022

LAPSUS$: The New Extortion Group Causing a Scene

April 1st, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A new threat actor group is behind an infamous wave of attacks impacting companies like Microsoft, Nvidia, Okta, and most recently Globant, among others. LAPSUS$, tracked as DEV-0537 by Microsoft, is relatively less sophisticated than other hacking and extortion groups [...]

203, 2022

Cybersecurity Transformations Since the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In the past few days since the Russia/Ukraine conflict, there have been some changes in the cybersecurity landscape. Below are some of my personal observations from our Ransomware Recovery business unit. I am curious if other incident response professionals, ransomware [...]

1402, 2022

Ransomware Attacks Trending Towards Mid-Sized Targets

February 14th, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Last year, there was considerable evolution in terms of ransomware trends and techniques. In the US, and abroad, we saw many high-impact attacks being carried out against critical infrastructure entities. These highly disruptive and highly publicized attacks brought increased pressure [...]

2801, 2022

Ransomware Attack: Should I Contact the FBI and Law Enforcement?

January 28th, 2022|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If your company was hit with ransomware, you might be wondering if you should contact the FBI after a ransomware attack, or other law enforcement. The quick answer is mostly yes, but with important caveats to consider. Because of the [...]