Blueliv Intelligence Briefing

Your cybersecurity news summary

Thursday,   July 9th,   2020

Welcome to today’s intelligence briefing, covering noteworthy items on the cybersecurity news agenda.

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Conti uses up to 32 CPU threads for encryption

Just like most ransomware families today, Conti was designed to be directly controlled by an adversary, rather than execute automatically by itself. These types of ransomware strains are also known as "human-operated ransomware," and they're designed to be deployed during targeted intrusions inside large corporate or government networks. Security researchers first spotted a Conti dev build earlier this year, in February, but some sources now reported that its Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) has spotted Conti infections in the wild. Learn more >

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