Ragnar ransomware gang hit 52 critical US orgs, says FBI

From theregister.com

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has so far infected at least 52 critical infrastructure organizations in America across sectors including manufacturing, energy, financial services, government, and information technology, according to an FBI alert this week.

The Feds¬†said¬†[PDF] they became aware in early 2020 of the ransomware crew and its preferred tactic: double extortion. The crooks steal sensitive data, encrypt a victim’s systems, and threaten to leak the stolen documents if the ransom to restore the files isn’t paid.

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