REvil RANSOMWARE GANG STARTS AUCTIONING VICTIM DATA

On 3 June, the Krebs on Security blog carried a post saying that the criminal group behind the REvil ransomware operation has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software.  It says that the move marks an escalation in tactics aimed at coercing victims to pay up — and publicly shaming those who do not.  However, it also suggests that it may also signal that ransomware purveyors are searching for new ways to profit from their crimes as victim businesses struggle just to keep the lights on during the unprecedented economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/revil-ransomware-gang-starts-auctioning-victim-data/

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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