Results for ransomware-as-a-service

Threat Research

GandCrab Threat Actors Retire...Maybe

In a surprising announcement two weeks ago, the threat group behind the malware operation GandCrab announced that they had shut down their operations. Learn more about if they are actually retiring.

By Joie SalvioJune 24, 2019

Business and Technology

Digital Transformation and Security Transformation Need to Walk Hand-in-Hand

At this phase of the global digital transformation, four areas stand out as particularly acute cybersecurity pain points.

By Patrick GrilloJune 05, 2018

Threat Research

Cybercrime At Your Service, Mac

We aren’t talking about some potential future threat. Our FortiGuard Labs team just reported on a new ransomware variant targeting Mac devices. Which means it’s time to get serious about protecting these (Mac) devices.

By Aamir LakhaniJune 12, 2017

Threat Research

MacRansom: Offered as Ransomware as a Service

Just recently, we discovered a Ransomware-as-a-service (Raas) that uses a web portal hosted in TOR network which has become a trend nowadays. It is rather interesting to see cybercriminals attack a different operating system other than Windows. And this could be the first time to see Raas that target Mac OS.

Industry Trends

Threat Perspective: Risky Business, A Look Inside the Threat Actor Studio

We recently talked with Ladi Adefala to get a better understanding of how the dark, mysterious underground of cyber crime is helping to fuel this growth, and how it impacts businesses and individuals.

By John WeltonMarch 27, 2017

Threat Research

Dot Ransomware: Yet another Commission-based Ransomware-as-a-Service

Dot ransomware is a new Ransomware-as-a-service(RaaS) that is openly available in hacking forums. And following the current trend in malware services, it uses web portals hosted in the TOR network for anonymity. Commission-based Profit While lurking in hacking forums, we came across a post for this new ransomware service. RaaS services are now switching from a one-time fee or subscription payment model to a commission based strategy. One advantage of this scheme is that the up front price for the ransomware is free, and any profits realized...

By Rommel JovenMarch 02, 2017

Threat Research

From Shark to Atom: Ransomware Service Offers Generous Returns

It’s been just less than a month since the Shark Ransomware was discovered, and there is already an upgrade from the same authors, along with a new Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) website,a new name, and new features. While this site follows the standard RaaS business model being commonly used by other ransomware developers, it has a new twist.  Besides the usual offer to let users customize and build their own ransomware, Atom is being promoted as a “Ransomware Affiliate Program.” The twist is that it offers the soon-to-be...

By Rommel JovenSeptember 12, 2016