RanRan: Ransomware, Politics and Extortion

An interesting if somewhat niche ransomware analysis from Unit 42: Targeted Ransomware Attacks Middle Eastern Government Organizations for Political Purposes

Falcone and Grunzweig say: ‘The ransom note specifically attempts to extort a political statement by forcing the victims to create a public sub-domain with a name that would appear to advocate and incite violence against a Middle Eastern political leader.’

David Harley

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