Sequretek Advisory - Dual Ransomware Attacks

FBI has warned about a new trend in ransomware attacks where multiple strains are deployed on victim networks to encrypt systems in under two days.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a Private Industry Notification highlighting two concerning trends in the world of ransomware attacks.

FBI observed a rising occurrence of dual ransomware attacks on the same victim within close date proximity and a shift towards new data destruction tactics in ransomware incidents.

In these dual ransomware attacks, cyber threat actors are deploying two different ransomware variants against victim companies, including AvosLocker, Diamond, Hive, Karakurt, LockBit, Quantum and Royal.

Moreover, a troubling development observed by the FBI involved ransomware groups employing custom data theft and wiper tools to pressure victims into negotiating.

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