Alma

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Alma is a potent malware, specifically a ransomware, known for its ability to encrypt files using AES-128 encryption. Once it infiltrates a system, typically through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, it proceeds to encrypt data and then creates two ransom-demand files titled “Unlock_files_(6 random characters).html” and “Unlock_files_(6 random characters).txt”. These files are saved on the desktop and in each folder that contains encrypted files. Victims are provided with a unique ID and numerous Tor network connections to download Alma Locker's decryption tool. The Alma ransomware came to prominence following research conducted by graduate students at George Mason University, who confirmed its existence and functionality. A decryption tool for this ransomware is available, as noted in the link provided (https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10403-alma-locker-ransomware). However, victims are often required to contact the Alma Locker ransomware developers to decrypt their affected data, which can be a risky process. Despite the threat posed by the Alma ransomware, there are protections and solutions in place. For instance, KernelCare supports all popular enterprise Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, Alma Linux, Oracle Linux, and more, potentially providing some level of protection against such threats. In addition, privacy laws like the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and forthcoming regulations from the White House's National Cybersecurity Strategy offer additional protections against malicious software.
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CERT-EU
9 months ago
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9 months ago
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10 months ago
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CERT-EU
7 months ago
Bill Ackman's misguided Harvard crusade
DARKReading
9 months ago
Hawaii's Gemini North Observatory Suspended After Cyberattack
Krebs on Security
2 months ago
Mozilla Drops Onerep After CEO Admits to Running People-Search Networks
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 31/03/2023: Mozilla Turns 25 and OpenMandriva 23.03
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Snapchat child sex predator brought down with help from Kansas peace officer | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Kansas Sheriff's Corporal recognized for stopping a child predator | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey | National Cyber Security Consulting
Krebs on Security
2 months ago
CEO of Data Privacy Company Onerep.com Founded Dozens of People-Search Firms
CERT-EU
8 months ago
OpenIndiana Hipster Frustrations. (Revisiting Solaris, Non-Linux Systems, CentOS Stream)
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Critical Linux Security Updates for Debian 12 and Debian 11
CERT-EU
8 months ago
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CERT-EU
3 months ago
From Indiana Jones to Cybersecurity: The Inspiring Journey of Devin | MSRC Blog | Microsoft Security Response Center
Krebs on Security
10 months ago
LeakedSource Owner Quit Ashley Madison a Month Before 2015 Hack
CERT-EU
7 months ago
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CERT-EU
10 months ago
The Best National Security Beach Reads of the Summer