Premier aircraft leasing asset manager SKY Leasing has been hit by a gang of cyber criminals using the Windows Avaddon ransomware and the attackers have leaked 20 files of the company's data on the dark web.
The use of improperly secured Remote Desktop Protocol connections on Windows machines has been found to be the biggest entry point for ransomware, according to a quarterly evaluation by Coveware, a company that is intimately involved in handling such attacks.
The actors behind the various Windows ransomware packages changed their tactics to prise money out of their victims' hands in October last year, but it remains to be seen whether their use of social pressure will be more profitable than methods used earlier, a researcher from global security firm Sophos has observed.
A gang of hackers has used the Sekhmet ransomware to attack the site of Coles, Baldwin, Kaiser & Creager, a legal firm based in Connecticut, that has a long list of well-known clients.
Cyber criminals have used a little known ransomware, Sekhmet, to attack SilPac, a gas handling solutions company based in Santa Clara, California, with indications that the attackers retained their access to the company's systems after the initial encryption was completed.
Global IT outsourcing firm Excis has been hit by a Windows ransomware attack, with the malware used being Sekhmet, another one of the breed that exfiltrates victims' data before locking it down.
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