Bluepurple Pulse: week ending October 17th
Ransomware has raised over 5.2 billion dollars..
Welcome to the substack highlights from the blueteamsec subreddit.
Operationally this week:
Ransomware - but that’s every week!
the new Apache vulnerability and ALPACA - see later under Vulnerabilities.
In the high-level the USA’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network released their ransomware trends in bank secrecy data for the first 6 months of 2021. Punchline?
The total value of suspicious activity reported in ransomware-related SARs during the first six months of 2021 was $590 million, which exceeds the value reported for the entirety of 2020 ($416 million).
Based on blockchain analysis of identifiable transactions with the 177 CVC wallet addresses, FinCEN identified approximately $5.2 billion in outgoing BTC transactions potentially tied to ransomware pa…
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