The Sodinokibi gang is back, but there’s a new Sodinokibi decrypt tool for older encrypted files

Sodinokibi, also known as REvil, was one of the most persistent and dangerous ransomware variants throughout 2020 and 2021, having demanded ransoms as high as $70 million. It’s understandable that the cybersecurity community breathed a sigh of relief when Sodinokibi abruptly disappeared in July. Alas, just a few months later, in September of 2021, the…

Blackmatter Ransomware: The Next Level of Ransomware

Major ransomware gangs, including Avaddon, DarkSide, and REvil, dissolved in Q2 2021, but the relief was short-lived. New and potentially more dangerous gangs quickly moved to take their place. Probably the most notable of these new threats is the BlackMatter ransomware gang. BlackMatter recently made headlines by compromising the networks of Japanese medical imaging giant…

A Billion Dollar Ransom. What would it take?

How big will ransomware ransoms get? As ransomware attacks grow more targeted and sophisticated, the average ransom demand keeps going up, too. Some surveys indicate that the average ransom demand increased from $6,000 2018 to $84,000 in 2019. That trend continued into 2020, with the average increasing to over $300,000, by some estimates. I recently…