Welcome to TheCyberThrone cybersecurity week in review will be posted covering the important security happenings. This review is for the week ending Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Researchers have discovered a new ransomware family called BlackSuit, targeting both Windows and Linux users. It shares the similarities with the notorious Royal ransomware, which suggests it may be a new affiliate or reuse of Royal’s source code.
Researchers share the findings after analyzing a Windows 32-bit version and an ESXi 64-bit version of BlackSuit, and it appends the file extension .blacksuit to encrypted files and leaves a ransom note that includes information about the attack, a unique ID for the victim, and a TOR chat site link for communication. The malware operators use a data leak site to post leaked data in case a victim does not pay the ransom. Although, as of now, this leak site shows just a single victim.
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3. MoveIt Vulnerability Dissection
On Monday 5th June 2023, there are wide-spread Microsoft Outlook outages, and it is claimed by hacktivist threat operation Anonymous Sudan to be caused by DDoS attacks.
Anonymous Sudan said that the DDoS attacks against Microsoft were in retaliation for the U.S. government’s involvement in the internal affairs of Sudan, even though Microsoft has attributed the outages to technical issues.