Ransomware Impacts

Hive Ransomware Racks up $100 Million in Ransom Payments, Over 1,300 Companies Victimized

CPO Magazine, November 22, 2022

Hive ransomware, one of the biggest ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) strains circulating since 2021, has at this point brought in $100 million in ransom payments according to a new alert released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The total victim count is at least 1,300 organizations, and the group is notorious for spitefully dumping other types of ransomware on target systems when they refuse to make payment.

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Lorenz Ransomware

HHS, November 21, 2022

HC3: Analyst Note. Report: 202211211700
Lorenz Ransomware

Lorenz is human-operated ransomware that has been in operation for approximately two years. In that time, HC3 is aware of the compromise of healthcare and public sector targets. It is used to target larger organizations in what is called “big-game hunting”, and publishes data publicly as part of pressuring victims in the extortion process. Lorenz is known to target organizations globally using customized code, and can demand hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransoms.

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Enterprise healthcare providers warned of Lorenz ransomware threat

SC Media, November 21, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Coordination Center is warning larger, enterprise healthcare organizations of the potential threat posed by the Lorenz ransomware threat group.

The human-operated campaign is well-known for its big-game hunting of larger organizations and has claimed victims in both the healthcare and public health sectors.

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AI and open-source intelligence can mitigate ransomware and cryptocurrency risks

SC Media, November 18, 2022

The Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative (CRI) Summit held recently at the White House turned the spotlight on the need to counter cybercriminal and other threat actors’ efforts to use the cryptocurrency ecosystem to garner payments and mask illicit activity.

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