Akira ransomware targets Cisco VPNs to breach organizations

There is growing proof that the Akira ransomware uses Cisco VPN (virtual private network) equipment as an entry point into business networks in order to hack into them, steal data, and ultimately encrypt it.

Launched in March 2023, the Akira ransomware operation is a relatively recent ransomware operation. Later, the organization added a Linux encryptor to target VMware ESXi virtual machines.

Cisco VPN solutions are commonly used by employees who work remotely and are widely embraced across various industries to allow secure, encrypted data transmission between users and corporate networks read more Akira ransomware targets Cisco VPNs to breach organizations.

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