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Ransomware gangs not going away? Ransomware and their gangs now have something else up their sleeves

Ransomware isn’t going anywhere In fact, its been reported in podcasts that the actors are now emailing or even calling their victim customers to force the customers to call the victim to have them pay. If I remember correctly from reports I’ve heard, it hasn’t worked so well, or even if the customer calls the company and the company pays, its not the end of it in regards to possible problems.

Krebs on Security covers this quite well, and I think its worth passing along to my readers as well.

According to Brian’s article, he gives a letter that was sent to a customer of a business.

This letter is from the Clop ransomware gang, putting pressure on a recent victim named on Clop’s dark web shaming site.

“Good day! If you received this letter, you are a customer, buyer, partner or employee of [victim],” the missive reads. “The company has been hacked, data has been stolen and will soon be released as the company refuses to protect its peoples’ data.”

“We inform you that information about you will be published on the darknet [link to dark web victim shaming page] if the company does not contact us,” the message concludes. “Call or write to this store and ask to protect your privacy!!!!”

To make things worse, the company that was hit this time came back and said that they were part of a third-party breach, and as we know, those can’t be good.

In response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity, RaceTrac said it was recently impacted by a security incident affecting one of its third-party service providers, Accellion Inc.

We talked about Accelion and their FTP client on a recent Security Box, which this blog and podcast seems to be going that way. Don’t worry, I still need to get a tech podcast out, although now I don’t remember what I wanted to do with it. I digress.

The University of California was one of several universities that had been hit with Klop’s ransomware, and I’m sure that this isn’t going to be the last we hear from this gang.

There are lots of links and lots more, so Ransom Gangs Emailing Victim Customers for Leverage is the article, go and check it out. Enjoy!


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Ransomware gangs not going away? Ransomware and their gangs now have something else up their sleeves was released on April 12, 2021 at 7:30 am by tech in article commentary.
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