Kaspersky detected a new method of cyber attacks on corporate data

From ehackingnews.com

Kaspersky Lab noted that the new attacks differ from cyberattacks using encryption viruses in that the scammers do not use specially created malware, but the standard BitLocker Drive Encryption technology included in the Windows operating system. Several Russian companies have been hit by ransomware attacks that have blocked access to corporate data and demanded a ransom.

The company explained that scammers get into the corporate network with the help of phishing emails that are sent on behalf of different companies in order to obtain user data or vulnerabilities in the system. After that, they find the BitLocker function in the control panel, perform encryption, and assign themselves the keys, usernames, and passwords that this program generates.

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