New ransomware: CISA warns over FiveHands file-encrypting malware variant

FiveHands ransomware has been around since January 2021, but CISA said it was “aware of a recent, successful cyberattack against an organization” using this strain of file-encrypting malware. The group using FiveHands employs the same tactics as the DarkSide ransomware group that is holding Colonial Pipeline to ransom, in that the group not only encrypts a target’s data but steals some of it and threatens to leak it online unless the attacker’s payment demands are met.

Link: New ransomware: CISA warns over FiveHands file-encrypting malware variant
via http://www.zdnet.com

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