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Rebranded Knight Ransomware Targeting Healthcare and Businesses Worldwide
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Rebranded Knight Ransomware Targeting Healthcare and Businesses Worldwide

Based on an examination of a recently discovered ransomware strain named RansomHub, it has been determined that the malware is essentially a rebranded and upgraded variant of Knight ransomware, which originated from Cyclops ransomware. The Knight ransomware, also known as Cyclops 2.0, initially surfaced in May 2023 and used double extortion to steal and encrypt victims' data in order to profit financially. It works with Windows, Linux, macOS, ESXi, and Android, among other systems. Attacks using the ransomware, which is advertised and sold on the RAMP cybercrime site, have been observed to use phishing and spear-phishing campaigns as a means of spreading the infection through infected attachments. Since its source code was made available for purchase in late February 2024, the ra...