3am

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3AM is a newly identified ransomware family that has emerged in the threat landscape. As a form of malware, 3AM is designed to infiltrate computer systems and cause damage, often by encrypting data and demanding ransom for its release. This new variant stands out due to its sophisticated command-line interface and unique "access key" feature. The latter is a protective measure against automatic sandbox execution; for the ransomware to be executed, it requires an access key. The operators of 3AM have been linked to failed LockBit attacks, indicating that they may be using this new strain of ransomware to recover from previous unsuccessful attempts at system infiltration. There's also evidence suggesting that 3AM affiliates might be sharing access to their targets with other ransomware groups, using a watermark to differentiate their traffic from others. This collaborative approach could potentially increase the overall impact and success rate of their malicious activities. In terms of intrusion methods, 3AM affiliates typically gain an initial foothold in the target infrastructure using Cobalt Strike, a well-known penetration testing tool often repurposed by attackers. Once inside, the ransomware can disrupt operations, steal personal information, or hold data hostage for ransom. Given these characteristics, organizations are advised to bolster their cybersecurity measures to protect against this emerging threat.
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LockBit is a malicious software (malware) that has been implicated in several high-profile cyber attacks. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, and once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or hold data hostage for ransom. Recently, the L
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Rhysida is a prominent threat actor in the cybersecurity landscape, first emerging in May 2023 as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) operation. Initially targeting Windows systems, Rhysida later expanded to Linux platforms. The ransomware uses AES and RSA algorithms for file encryption, with the ChaCh
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CERT-EU
4 months ago
Researchers link 3AM ransomware to Conti, Royal cybercrime gangs
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Hackers use new 3AM ransomware to save failed LockBit attack
CERT-EU
8 months ago
3AM Ransomware Attack - Stop Services & Delete Shadow Copies Before Encrypting
CERT-EU
4 months ago
3 Ransomware Group Newcomers to Watch in 2024 | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
InfoSecurity-magazine
8 months ago
Wake-Up Call as 3AM Ransomware Variant Is Discovered
CERT-EU
8 months ago
3AM Ransomware Attack - Stop Services, Delete Shadow Copies | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
8 months ago
3AM: New Ransomware Family Used As Fallback in Failed LockBit Attack
DARKReading
8 months ago
When LockBit Ransomware Fails, Attackers Deploy Brand-New '3AM'
CERT-EU
8 months ago
When LockBit Ransomware Fails, Attackers Deploy Brand-New '3AM' | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
Securityaffairs
8 months ago
A new ransomware called 3AM appears in the threat landscape
CERT-EU
8 months ago
New '3AM' ransomware strain used in place of failed LockBit attack | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
8 months ago
A Sneak Peek into a New Malware Family | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Cyber Security Week in Review: September 15, 2023
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google - Cybersecurity Insiders
Securityaffairs
8 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 437 by Pierluigi Paganini
CERT-EU
8 months ago
LockBit Ransomware Falters, Attackers Deploy New ‘3AM’ Malware | IT Security News
Securelist
9 days ago
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Day report 2024
Unit42
3 months ago
Ransomware Retrospective 2024: Unit 42 Leak Site Analysis
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Leftover Links 15/09/2023: Microsoft in Trouble Over Teams Video App (Antitrust)
Securityaffairs
a month ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 466 by Pierluigi Paganini