Verint Victimized By Ransomware

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Apr 18, 2019

Verint, which is best known in the physical security industry for video surveillance but has built a sizeable cybersecurity business as well, was infected with malware, the company confirmed to IPVM.

In this note, based on our research and discussion with Verint, we look at the following questions:

  • Who is affected?
  • What was the ransomware and how does it work?
  • What is being done to address the current issue?
  • What is being done to ensure it will not happen again?

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  • *** ** ********?
  • **** *** *** ********** and *** **** ** work?
  • **** ** ***** **** to ******* *** ******* issue?
  • **** ** ***** **** to ****** ** **** not ****** *****?

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Input **** ******

****** ******* ********* *** attack ********, *** "*********" and **** ****** **** back ** "******":

*** ****** *** ********** early, ********* *******, *** we *** **** ** normal **********.

The ********** ***-**

********* ** *** ********* reports, * ******** ** a ******** ****** ***** circulating ****** ** ***** 17th. *** ******* **** that "***** ** ********* a ******** ***** ********* the ** ******* *****," asking ********* ** **** off ***** ********* *** contact *** ** ******** if **** *** * ransomware ***-**, ** ***** below:

Ransomware ****

*** ****** ********* **** ***** ******* say *** ********** **** was **** ** ****** is ****** **** *** originates **** ***** *****:

******************* **** ************ *:

******** *** ******** ******* enterprises, ***** ********** ******** of **, ******* *** data ******* ** **** infected *******.

** **** *** **** and ********** ** *******, then ****** *** ********** targeted, ** ********** ********:

**** ** **** *********** for ******** *******. ** fact, *** ********** ****** is ************* ***** *** small-scale **********, **** **** only ******* ****** *** resources *** ******** ** each ******** ******* **** its ********* *** ************ carried *** ******** ** the *********.

****** **** *** ********** writes ***** ** ******* computers:

******* ***** *** **** written ** * *********, depending ** *** ******* of ******* ** ******’* computer. ** *** ******* is ******* ** ** Windows ****, *** **** is ******* ** *** directory “\********* *** ********\******* User\”, ********* ** ** created ** “\*****\******\”.

Who *** ********?

********* ** *** *****-********* reports, *** ********** ******** the ******-***** ****** ** Verint. ****** ** ************* in *** **** *** also*** **** ******* ********** the ********, *** *** EMEA *** **** *******.

****'* ********* ** ****** about ******* ** *** other ******* **** ******** or ******* ** *** any ****** ********* **** affected **** *** **** addressed.

****** ** * ***** organization **** * *** reach ** **** ***** in *** ********** **** the "***** ******" ******* of ****** ******* ** ***** site:

What ****** *** ****

********* ******* *** ** line **** ******'* ***** statement ** ****, ********* stating **** ****** **** the ****** *********** *****, ******** **** taken *** *** ****** was "********"** **** *****:

*******, ***** **** ******* go ** ** *** that *** ****** *** "fierce" ** ****** *** that "******" *** **** to ******'* *******:

***** ******* ****** *** any ** *** ********* reports **** ******** ******* on *** ****** ** damage,*** ***** ** *** Marker ***** *** ******** necessity ** ****** ** disclose*** ****** ** ************. Such * ********** ***** be ******** ** *** company's **********:

*** ******** ***** ***** the *******'* ***** *********** is *********** ********* ** this ****:

Revenue - ***** ************ ** *************

***** ****** ********* ** market ************ ** ***** surveillance ***** (***** ** its ****** ********* *** customer ****), *** ******* has ****************** * ************* ********

** * ******* *****, cyber ************ ******* ** $400+ ******* ********, ** the ******* ********* **** *** *****:

****** ******* ******** *** video ************ ******* ******* a *** ***** **** and ** **** **** it *** ** *** $100 ******* *****.

Guarding ******* ****** *********

****** *** *** ******* to ****'* ********* ***** what ** ***** **** to ****** **** ** attack **** *** ****** again.

Comments (4)

*'* * ****** ******* what *** ******* ***** by "* ********** *** up". ********* ** ********** and******, **** **** ****** ransom ***** ** **** files ***** *********.

***** **#*. *** *** of *** **** "********** pop-up" *** ***** ** Verint's ******* ** *** employees ******** **** **** to **. ** ***, Verint *** **** ************ to ******* ********* ****** the ***** ********* ****** in *** *****. * will *** **** ** elaborate ***** ** **** observation *** **** ****** when/if * **** **** from ****.

*****, * ****** **** anti ***** **** *** internally. * **** ** work ** ** ** a ****** ***** *** got *** **** * Crytolocker ***** **** ** the *** **** **** were ***. *’** **** very ******* ** ** Security *** ****** ***** then.

** ***’** ******* ** protect **** *******, **’* and ******* * ***** recommend **** ** ** Antivirus (*** **** ******* who *** ************ ****** VB100 ***** *** ***** participates) *** *** * Synology *** **** ***** Active ****** *** ******** suite, ********* **’* **** and ** ******** **** based *******, ********* *** Data ************* (***** ** average ** **% *** me).

******... /********, *** ***** keep ***** ***'* ** check ********** ** ** was ********* ******** ********.

*** * **** ***** Verint ** ***** *** wireless ***** **** ************/*********...**** those **** *** ****. Have *** **** **** since.

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