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Venus ransomware targeted Remote Desktop Services

Updated on 2022-11-20

SentinelOne has published a technical breakdown of the Venus ransomware, also known as Goodgame ransomware. The ransomware is known for targeting systems and networks that run unprotected RDP endpoints, which it uses as entry points for the attack, and has been recently at the center of a security alert [PDF] issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Read more: Venus Ransomware | Zeoticus Spin-off Shows Sophistication Isn’t Necessary for Success

Updated on 2022-11-11

The security team of the US Department of Health and Human Services has published a report [PDF] on the new Venus ransomware, which they say has hit at least one US healthcare organization since it was first spotted in the wild this August. The ransomware is known for targeting systems and networks that run unprotected RDP endpoints, which it uses as entry points for the attack. Read more: Venus Ransomware targets publicly exposed Remote Desktop services

Updated on 2022-11-10

The HHS warned against the Venus ransomware group targeting publicly-exposed Remote Desktop services. It has targeted at least one healthcare entity in the U.S. Read more: HC3: Analyst Note November 9, 2022

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The relatively new Venus ransomware was found hacking into publicly-exposed remote desktop services to encrypt Windows devices. Read more: Venus Ransomware targets publicly exposed Remote Desktop services

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