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Angry Conti Ransomware Affiliate Leaks Gang’s Attack Playbook

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.

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 … Read More

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“It also provides a plethora detection opportunities including the group focus on AnyDesk persistence and Atera security software agent persistence to survive detections.” Attached to the above post are images of Cobalt Strike beacon configurations that contain the IP addresses for command and control servers used by the ransomware gang. If you need help digging up your computer’s manual, go online to find tech support information. Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short , and if the beeping repeats or not. You’re probably not going to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.

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 … Read More