The AvosLocker ransomware-as-a-service is spread via ProxyShell exploits and spam email messages, and in some cases attackers threaten DDoS attacks during negotiations.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been beating the public-private sector cooperation drum for several years now, and FBI director Christopher Wray stuck to that theme during his talk at Fordham University’s International Conference on Cyber Security.
Many organizations are unaware of the intrusion in their networks until the FBI comes calling. An Inspector General audit found that poor record keeping means some organizations don't hear from the FBI, or hear too late to do anything about it.
FBI Director Christoper Wray said the bureau considers cybercrime and other cyber attacks to be an unprecedented threat right now.