Last Week in Ransomware: The ‘Oopsie-Daisy’ Edition – 12-18-2023

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Hey there, cyber-folks! It’s time for your weekly dose of “Ransomware Gone Wild” (not the fun kind). Let’s dive into the soap opera of the digital underworld, where the drama never stops and the plot twists could make a telenovela blush.

LockBit Makes Citrix “Bleed” (Not Literally) First up, we have the LockBit gang playing the villain in our cyber tale, exploiting the oh-so-dramatically named “Citrix Bleed” vulnerability. It’s like they found the secret backdoor to Citrix and didn’t bother knocking! They’re bypassing passwords faster than you can say, “Did I change my password from ‘password123’?” Reminder: patch your systems or prepare for an episode of “Hackers Gone Wild.”

Potential LockBit Leaks Site: Gone with the Wind In a twist that might make Shakespeare proud, law enforcement might have pulled a ‘Hocus Pocus’ on the BlackCat/ALPHV gang’s leaks site. It’s like the cyber-police played a game of peekaboo, and the site just… vanished!

LLCs: The New Cyber Wild West Yeehaw! We’ve got Wyoming LLCs turned into digital desperados’ hideouts. These LLCs are like the new-age bandits’ masks, making malicious traffic look as American as apple pie. Imagine a cowboy with a laptop instead of a lasso – that’s our modern outlaw for you!

UK: Waiting for the Ransomware Train Across the Atlantic, the UK is standing on the digital platform without a ticket, staring down the tracks at the oncoming ransomware express train. The Joint Committee on National Security Strategy is waving red flags, but is anyone really watching? Or are they too busy sipping tea and discussing the weather?

To sum it up, this week in ransomware was like watching a cyber version of “Mission Impossible,” with villains, secret doors, and governments racing against time. So, update your systems, keep your digital eyes open, and maybe, just maybe, consider not using ‘password123’ as your password. Stay safe out there in the wild, wild web!


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Online Security Expert Todd Laff reviews online hacks and security issues and how to protect yourself and secure your network.
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