Tag: Operative

More Groups Following Maze Team Ransomware Model

More Groups Following Maze Team Ransomware Model

Vigilante wishes to highlight two more ransomware groups that have adopted the Maze Team model of extorting their victims to pay: NetWalker and Ako. Under the Maze model, once the group has the victim’s data in its possession, it demands two separate ransoms; the first ransom amount is for providing a decryption key and the second is to delete all the data they copied and exfiltrated before locking up the victims’ files.

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IRAN SITUATION REPORT: Cyber Actors Operating on Multiple Fronts, Muddying Waters, Creating Uncertainty

IRAN SITUATION REPORT: Cyber Actors Operating on Multiple Fronts, Muddying Waters, Creating Uncertainty

IRAN Update 10 Jan 2020

Key Findings

Vigilante assesses that cyber threat actors will continue to exploit the current fallout surrounding Iran to meet their own ends, complicating efforts to differentiate between official state sponsorship, hacktivism, independent threat actors showcasing their expertise, and disinformation campaigns; all increasing the risk of a policy miscalculation.

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