The ./havoc Podcast

Jon DiMaggio: Ransom Mafia, Absolute Ransom

Episode Summary

On this episode of The ./havoc Podcast, guest Jon DiMaggio, Chief Security Strategist at Analyst1 discusses his research that led to the release of two reports - "Ransom Mafia. Analysis of the World's First Ransomware Cartel" (https://analyst1.com/file-assets/RANSOM-MAFIA-ANALYSIS-OF-THE-WORLD%E2%80%99S-FIRST-RANSOMWARE-CARTEL.pdf) and "Absolute Ransom: Nation State Ransomware" (https://analyst1.com/file-assets/Nationstate_ransomware_with_consecutive_endnotes.pdf). Jon's analysis gives an unprecedented look into the relationships and cooperation between multiple ransomware groups and their associations with Russian intelligence services. Jon DiMaggio is the Chief Security Strategist at Analyst1 and has over 15 years of experience hunting, researching, and writing about advanced cyber threats. As a specialist in enterprise ransomware attacks and nation-state intrusions, such as”Ransom Mafia: Analysis of the World’s first Ransomware Cartel” and “Nation State Ransomware” he has exposed the criminal cartels behind major ransomware attacks, aided law enforcement agencies in federal indictments of nation-state attacks, and discussed his work with The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, Reuters, and Wired. You can find Jon speaking about his research at conferences such as RSA and Blackhat. Additionally, in 2021, Jon authored the book “The Art of Cyberwarfare: An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime” published by No Starch Press. Video recording: https://youtu.be/_5C5tI4QgX0

Episode Notes

On this episode of The ./havoc Podcast, guest Jon DiMaggio, Chief Security Strategist at Analyst1 discusses his research that led to the release of two reports - "Ransom Mafia: Analysis of the World's First Ransomware Cartel" and "Absolute Ransom: Nation State Ransomware." Jon's analysis gives an unprecedented look into the relationships and cooperation between multiple ransomware groups and their associations with Russian intelligence services.

Jon DiMaggio is the Chief Security Strategist at Analyst1 and has over 15 years of experience hunting, researching, and writing about advanced cyber threats. As a specialist in enterprise ransomware attacks and nation-state intrusions, such as”Ransom Mafia: Analysis of the World’s first Ransomware Cartel” and “Nation State Ransomware” he has exposed the criminal cartels behind major ransomware attacks, aided law enforcement agencies in federal indictments of nation-state attacks, and discussed his work with The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, Reuters, and Wired. You can find Jon speaking about his research at conferences such as RSA and Blackhat. Additionally, in 2021, Jon authored the book “The Art of Cyberwarfare: An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime” published by No Starch Press.

Video recording: https://youtu.be/_5C5tI4QgX0