Cyber LegalityCyber SecuritySecurity Culture

Ransomware Group Gets a Rare Blow from U.S. Justice

Ransomware group NetWalker was quite actively and successfully closing healthcare services, colleges, and utilities. The U.S. Justice Department made a rare move this Wednesday when it seized the computers of the attackers. In this article at NBC News, Kevin Collier shares the happy news regarding the ransomware group charge.

Blow to Ransomware Group

Once the ransomware software enters your computer, you cannot access sensitive information until you pay the attackers the expected ransom money. Cryptocurrencies are the preferred mode of payment for these threat actors.

The ransomware group NetWalker was infiltrating the computer network of several companies and demanding a hefty ransom. They also went to the length of posting their victims’ sensitive files on their blog if the money did not come early. Recently, NetWalker preyed on Lorien Health Systems, a Maryland-based assisted-living senior facility, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

When Justice Department takes such an extraordinary measure to stop the threat actors, it is evident that it is an ‘uphill battle’ for the U.S. citizens. Recorded Future’s ransomware analyst Allan Liska remarked that NetWalker became quite popular lately. They now rank fourth on the list of most popular cybercriminals of recent times due to their constant hacks.

To view the original article, visit the following link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1255899

Show More

Indrani Roy

Indrani Roy is currently working as a Content Specialist for CAI Info India. She has knowledge in writing blogs, product descriptions, brand information, and coming up with new marketing concepts. Indrani has also transcribed, subtitled, edited, and proofread various Hollywood movies, TV series, documentaries, etc., and performed audio fidelity checks. She started her career by articulating a knowledge base for an IT client, and, eventually, went on to create user manuals and generate content for a software dashboard. Writing being one of her passions, reading books is naturally her favorite pastime. When not lost in the world of letters, she is a foodie, movie buff, and a theater critic.

Back to top button
X

We use cookies on our website

We use cookies to give you the best user experience. Please confirm, if you accept our tracking cookies. You can also decline the tracking, so you can continue to visit our website without any data sent to third party services.