The Lighthouse IT Podcast - August 21st, 2020
Matt and Griffin discuss "Proof" that criminals have no boundaries, how Apple gave Epic Games a fortnight before getting kicked off the app store, the launch of Instagram's TikTok competitor (Reels), the uphill battle that TV Ads have had to face, and finally two of the largest influencer ad agencies merging.
Listen here! Want to skip the intro? Go to the 1:45min mark.
"Proof" that criminals have no boundaries
Brown-Forman, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky is a multi-million dollar business that is the latest high profile company to fall victim to "new wave" ransomware operators. The company, better known for its properties of Finlandia vodka and Jack Daniels, among other major global brands, was the target by the REvil crew.
In new wave ransomware, the group operates on a 3 stage attack, an additional tactic over the normal 2 stage.
- In the first stage, they scope out the network to see if it is worth their time. Checking out backups, administrative tools, and more.
- In the second stage (the new stage), they steal the data - called exfiltration.
- Finally, the attempt to encrypt network files.
The idea is that even if you do have backups, the stolen data can be used for blackmail.