The ‘Egregor’ ransomware group is one of the most active, successful, and intimidating out there, rising in notoriety quickly thanks to its uncompromising extortion mechanism, solid infection methods, and strong encryption scheme. Morphisec has decided to take a deeper look into how the group operates, its techniques for initial access, persistence, and exfiltration, and whether there’s any evidence linking them with other groups that had similar success in the past.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated many companies’ transition to remote work, will sooner or later come to an end, but research by the McKinsey Global Institute confirms what many businesses and remote workers already suspect will likely happen — “remote work will continue after the pandemic, primarily in hybrid forms.”
Researchers at Morphisec Labs have published fresh details about a malware variant called JSSLoader that the FIN7 hacking group has used for several years.
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Russian-speaking hackers have been using a new malware to steal information from their victims. Named Jupyter, the threat has kept a low profile and benefited from a fast development cycle.
The report comes as officials in Georgia revealed more information about a ransomware attack that affected a digital voter database.
Sixty-three percent of government workers say they are worried that cyberattacks on candidates, political parties, and voting infrastructure will impact the integrity of the upcoming U.S. election, according to the Government & Election Cybersecurity Threat Index released by Morphisec, provider of Advanced Threat Prevention.
Many K-12 schools already were grappling with a lack of dedicated funding and resources to help vet and improve cybersecurity defenses before the surge of online classes in the spring, according to one analysis from the Morphisec cybersecurity firm.
Fifty-two percent of K-12 educators in the U.S. say their school has not warned them about the dangers of ransomware as they scale remote learning this year, according to the Education Cybersecurity Threat Index released by Morphisec.
Thirty-six percent of organizations have dealt with a security incident due to an unsecured remote worker.
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