AvosLocker ransomware hits critical infrastructure

US authorities have warned of AvosLocker ransomware striking critical national infrastructure targets

Several US authorities issued an alert warning of the threat to critical national infrastructure (CNI) providers from the AvosLocker ransomware group.

The group is a ransomware-as-a-service affiliate operation known for targeting financial services, manufacturing, and government entities, as well as other sectors, the report indicated.

AvosLocker seems to be geographically indiscriminate, with some victims hailing from the US, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, Canada, China, and Taiwan.

The report, Indicators of Compromise Associated with AvosLocker Ransomware, was co-authored by the FBI, the Treasury, and the latter’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The report was designed to help network defenders spot and mitigate the IoCs indicating an AvosLocker attack.

Many AvosLocker affiliates use double extortion techniques to force payment, some groups using the malware variant have taken a more proactive approach. Read more:https://bit.ly/3LcqIAF

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