DarkSide Ransomware Gang Extorted $90 Million from Several Victims in 9 Months

The Hacker News reported on ransomeware campaign of DarkSide.

"In total, just over $90 million in bitcoin ransom payments were made to DarkSide, originating from 47 distinct wallets," blockchain analytics firm Elliptic said. "According to DarkTracer, 99 organizations have been infected with the DarkSide malware - suggesting that approximately 47% of victims paid a ransom, and that the average payment was $1.9 million."

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Global Phishing Attacks Spawn Three New Malware Strains

The Threat Post reported on large scale phishing attack.

Two waves of global financial phishing attacks that swamped at least 50 organizations in December have delivered three new malware families, according to a report from FireEye’s Mandiant cybersecurity team.

On Tuesday, the team said that they’ve dubbed the hitherto-unseen malware strains  Doubledrag, Doubledrop, and Doubleback. What Mandiant called the “trifecta” spear-phishing campaign twice hit a wide swath of industries worldwide: first on Dec. 2, 2020, with a second wave launched between Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 2020.

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