Angry Conti Ransomware Affiliate Leaks Gang’s Attack Playbook

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Today, a security researcher shared a forum post created by an angry Conti affiliate who publicly leaked information about the ransomware operation. This information includes the IP addresses for Cobalt Strike C2 servers and a 113 MB archive containing numerous tools and training material for conducting ransomware attacks. StupidDecryptor is a ransomware decryptor created by Michael Gillespie that decrypts files encrypted by various screenlockers that are fairly easy to decrypt. Using this decryptor, victims can recover their files for free without having to pay a ransom. BTCWareDecrypter is a ransomware decryptor created by Michael Gillespie that decrypts files encrypted by the BTCWare ransomware.

Write down the number of beeps and whether they are long, short, or of equal length. Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years’ experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. He’s been writing about tech for more than two decades and serves as the VP and General Manager of Lifewire. UCheck is a free program that allows you to scan a computer for outdated programs and automatically update them to the latest version. UCheck also has the ability to install numerous new programs onto a computer with the click of a button. This makes it incredibly easy to install wanted programs on a brand new computer with one click.

Sberbank’s vice president and director of cybersecurity, Sergei Lebed, has told participants of the Positive Hack Days forum that the company is going through a period of unprecedented targeting by hackers. A threat actor targeted security researchers with fake Windows proof-of-concept exploits that infected devices with the Cobalt Strike backdoor. The site covers news released by researchers and companies, but also performs in-house investigative reporting and analysis of ransomware and malware.

Advanced Intel’s Vitali Kremez, who had already analyzed the archive, told BleepingCompter that the training material matches active Conti cases. A security researcher shared a screenshot of this extracted folder with BleepingComputer. We were told it contains a manual on deploying Cobalt Strike, mimikatz to dump NTLM hashes, and numerous other text files filled with various commands. As part of this arrangement, the core team earns 20-30% of a ransom payment, while the affiliates earn the rest. Next, you’ll need to figure out what company manufactured the BIOS chip that’s on your computer motherboard.

On the third and last day of the 2022 Pwn2Own Vancouver hacking contest, security researchers successfully hacked Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system three more times using zero-day exploits. Free decryptors to unlock files encrypted by various ransomware families have been released through the forums or the site’s news section by third-party researchers. Bleeping Computer requested financial aid from its readers to help pay legal fees arising from the lawsuit. At the beginning of August 2016, Bleeping Computer filed its own lawsuit against Enigma Software for an alleged long-running smear campaign against Bleeping Computer. The lawsuit against BleepingComputer ended in settlement, with BleepingComputer removing Quietman7’s posts on Enigma Software’s product.

BleepingComputer came across multiple instances of users on online dating apps being approached by these catfishing profiles. Additionally, rewards through this program may be done anonymously in cryptocurrency, which could incentivize low-paid affiliates to turn on other cybercriminals. Recently the United States government announced that its Rewards for Justice program is now accepting tips on foreign malicious cyberactivity against U.S. critical infrastructure, with a potential$10 million reward for helpful information.

Some computers, even though they may have BIOS firmware made by a particular company, like AMI or Award, further customize their beep-to-problem language, making this process a little frustrating. If you think this might be the case, or just worried it could be, almost every computer maker publishes their beep code list in their user guides, which you can probably find online. If you’re hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on—and then it doesn’t start—it means the motherboard encountered some kind of problem before it was able to send any error information to the monitor.