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February 13, 2024
Acronis Cyberthreats Update, February 2024
The Acronis Cyberthreats Update covers current cyberthreat activity and trends, as observed by Acronis analysts and sensors. Figures presented here were gathered in January of this year and reflect threats that we detected as well as news stories from the public domain.
December 21, 2023
Transforming incident management with the power of AI
With cyberthreats becoming more sophisticated, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud stands out as a robust solution that not only safeguards your data and systems but also revolutionizes incident management through the integration of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology. And, as you may know, Acronis recently released Cyber Protect Cloud Advanced Security + EDR, to extend the core product's functionality.
November 16, 2023
DarkGate relies on malicious AutoIt scripts
DarkGate was first spotted in 2018. New attacks have used Skype messages with malicious VBA attachments. The main purpose of this script is to download and execute the AutoIt script, which has been observed in DarkGate campaigns since 2020. A user with the name ‘RastaFarEye’ advertised his malware on underground Russian language forums, and it now has numerous capabilities.
October 30, 2023
Knight: An analysis of Cyclops’ ransomware successor
At the end of July 2023, the Cyclops ransomware group announced on underground forums that the 2.0 version of their ransomware was renamed “Knight.” The Knight ransomware group began its ransomware-as-a-service operations in May 2023, targeting Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems, encrypting files using Curve25519, HC-256 and ChaCha20 algorithms.
October 26, 2023
Acronis Cyber Protect gets perfect score in AV-Test evaluation of security products for macOS
Acronis Cyber Protect is a long-time participant in the AV-Test independent evaluation of security products for Apple’s macOS. It is critical that a cybersecurity product is consistent with good results, as new threats emerge. We are proud to report that Cyber Protect has achieved a perfect 6 out of 6 score in each and every test performed in the last year.
October 26, 2023
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud once again excels in AV-Test Advanced Protection evaluation
In an evaluation performed in May–June by well-known German testing laboratory AV-Test, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security achieved a perfect score. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud blocked 10 out of 10 advanced threats crafted by laboratory experts to test the ability of security products to manage with new and unknown threats.
July 21, 2023
8Base ransomware activity surges in U.S. and Brazil
Researchers have reported that the 8Base ransomware, which operated covertly for over a year, exhibited a significant increase in activity in May and June 2023. Employing encryption and "name-and-shame" tactics, 8Base targets victims across diverse industries. It has been linked to 67 attacks, primarily affecting businesses in the U.S. and Brazil.