Ransomware as a Service

Inside an Organized Russian Ransomware Campaign


In the report, Flashpoint’s subject matter experts provide important context around the points of compromise, distribution, development, and the threat profile of one prolific Russian-organized ransomware campaign. The recent success of the Russian hacking community is due in part to increasingly lower barriers that unsophisticated Russian cybercriminals need to overcome in order to engage in ransomware campaigns. Once recruited by a crime boss, it then becomes relatively easy for newcomers, who become part of the boss’s affiliate network, to start spreading ransomware quickly, attacking corporations and users via botnet installs, email and social media phishing campaigns, compromised dedicated servers, and file-sharing websites. 

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