Quantum Ransomware

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Quantum ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that was notably active in 2022. This pernicious program infiltrates computers and devices, often unbeknownst to the user, via suspicious downloads, emails, or websites. Once inside the system, it can disrupt operations, steal personal information, or hold data hostage for a ransom. The Quantum ransomware gang, which operated this malware, gained notoriety for selling victim data, causing significant harm to individuals and organizations alike. This malicious group has been linked to the Conti ransomware group, with Quantum ransomware identified as an offshoot of Conti. A significant similarity between Quantum and another malware, PLAY ransomware, has also been observed. These connections suggest that Quantum is part of a broader network of cybercriminal activities, leveraging sophisticated techniques and tools to exploit vulnerabilities and maximize their illicit gains. One notable incident involved an unidentified school district falling victim to the Quantum ransomware attack. The district was forced to pay a $400,000 ransom to the Quantum ransomware gang for the decryption of their compromised data. In the wake of the breach, which included names and Social Security numbers of teachers, current students, and former students, the district had to notify all affected parties about the incident. This event underscores the serious threat posed by Quantum ransomware and similar cyber threats.
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ContiUnspecified
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Conti is a type of malware, specifically ransomware, known for its ability to disrupt operations, steal personal information, and hold data hostage for ransom. The malicious software infiltrates systems via suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. It has been used in
IcedIDUnspecified
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IcedID is a malicious software (malware) designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infects systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom
BumblebeeUnspecified
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Bumblebee is a type of malware that has been linked to ITG23, a cybercriminal group known for its use of crypters such as Emotet, IcedID, Qakbot, Bumblebee, and Gozi. Distributed via phishing campaigns or compromised websites, Bumblebee enables the delivery and execution of further payloads. The sam
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Hive RansomwareUnspecified
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Hive ransomware, a notorious threat actor, emerged as one of the most prolific groups in 2022, executing a series of cyberattacks with malicious intent. This group was responsible for numerous ransomware attacks, causing significant disruptions and damage across various sectors. However, in January
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MITRE
a year ago
Bumblebee: New Loader Rapidly Assuming Central Position in Cyber-crime Ecosystem
CERT-EU
a year ago
Chinese and Russian Hackers Using SILKLOADER Malware to Evade Detection
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Ransomware news trending on Google - Cybersecurity Insiders
CERT-EU
10 months ago
PLAY Cyber Attack: 6 New Victims Targeted In Ransom Attack
CERT-EU
10 months ago
What is triple extortion ransomware? | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
a year ago
8 of the Biggest Ransomware Attacks in Recent History: A Look Back