Big Game Hunting, the targeted large-scale ransomware campaign, is now regarded as the primary cyber threat to organizations across all sectors including financial, healthcare, and government in 2021. Leaking stolen data in an effort to pressure victims into paying is part of a broader trend across the BGH ecosystem. In the recent headlines, the ransomware operators go beyond the traditional dominance of Windows operating systems and now target VMware ESXi hypervisor. In this Ransomware Battleground, let’s look at how SPRITE SPIDER(Defray777 Ransomware) and CARBON SPIDER (Parkside Ransomware) operate in volume tactics. How do Cybercrime actors now back to use Linux variants of ransomware configured specifically to affect ESXi hosts?
In this talk, we will cover:
- What are Big Game Hunting tactics? And what did ransomware operator behavior change during Covid-19? (from POS to ESXi)
- How do you defend encrypting virtual infrastructure in your corporate network? Credential harvesting and payload ingesting?
- Why is Agentless Zero Trust Isolation and Ransomware Kill Switch the answer to stop Hypervisor "Jackpotting"?