Weekly: Law Enforcement Wins the Week - The Fall of NetWalker and Emotet!

January 29, 2021 Digital Shadows

ShadowTalk hosts Alec, Charles, Austin, and Digital Shadows CISO Rick bring you the latest in threat intelligence. This week they cover:

  • Mimecast confirms SolarWinds attackers breached security certificate - the latest updates
  • The rise and fall of Emotet, plus unique video footage of the takedown
  • NetWalker ransomware targeted and taken down by US and Bulgarian Law Enforcement
  • Avaddon adopts a new tactic - could it become the MO of other threat groups?
  • North Korean threat actors go phishing for security researchers with fake social media profiles

Get this week’s intelligence summary at: https://resources.digitalshadows.com/digitalshadows/weekly-intelligence-summary-29-january

***Resources from this week’s podcast***

Mimecast SolarWinds Update: https://www.mimecast.com/blog/important-security-update/

23 Sunburst Targets Identified: https://www.netresec.com/?page=Blog&month=2021-01&post=Twenty-three-SUNBURST-Targets-Identified

Emotet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/emotet-worlds-most-dangerous-malware-botnet-disrupted-by-international-police-operation/

Emotet Takedown Video: https://youtu.be/_BLOmClsSpc

NetWalker: https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-and-bulgarian-authorities-dirsupt-netwalker-ransomware-operation/

Avaddon: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/another-ransomware-now-uses-ddos-attacks-to-force-victims-to-pay/

NK Activity: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/north-korean-hackers-are-targeting-security-researchers-with-malware-0-days/

Ransomware 2020 Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/ransomware-analyzing-the-data-from-2020/

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