US, Australian Authorities Warn of Avaddon Ransomware Wave of Attacks
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The FBI and the Australian Cyber Security Centre have issued alerts warning about a wave of attacks carried out with the Avaddon ransomware strain.
Avaddon victims appear across numerous industry verticals and “compromise victims through remote access login credentials [e.g., remote desktop protocol (RDP) and virtual private network (VPN)] with single-factor authentication or improperly configured RDP.” The Avaddon creators have also bragged about their ability to execute pressure-inducing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against organizations, although the FBI hasn’t seen these attacks yet. (Catalin Cimpanu / The Record)
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