Top tweets: QuickBuck ransomware simulator

Verdict lists five of the most popular tweets on cybersecurity in Q2 2022 based on data from GlobalData’s Technology Influencer Platform.

The top tweets are based on total engagements (likes and retweets) received on tweets from more than 808 cybersecurity experts tracked by GlobalData’s Technology Influencer platform during the second quarter (Q2) of 2022.

1. Florian Roth’s tweet on the QuickBuck ransomware simulator

Florian Roth, head of research at the software development company Nextron Systems, tweeted on the company publishing the ransomware simulator called QuickBuck. The goal of the repository is to offer a simple and harmless way to check antivirus (AV) protection on ransomware. The tool thereby conducts different actions to simulate activity observed by a ransomware on endpoints, the article detailed. The company plans to use it in demos to showcase Sigma matching with Aurora.

The tool simulates typical ransomware behaviours, such as staging from a Word document macro, encrypting documents, deleting volume shadow copies, and dropping ransomware note to the user’s desktop, the article further noted.

Username: Florian Roth

Twitter handle: @cyb3rops

Likes: 783

Retweets: 234

2. Brian Krebs’s tweet on the US DEA investigating an agency portal breach

Brian Krebs, an investigative correspondent, shared an article on the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stating that it is investigating reports on hackers gaining access to an agency portal that tapped into 16 distinct federal law enforcement databases. The intruder that they had logged into DEA with just a username and password, and no two-factor…