Ransomware groups target “enemies of Russia”

From itsecurityguru.org

Russian state building

A new report Accenture suggests that cyber-criminals have split into pro-Ukraine and pro-Russia factions, with the latter focusing on western critical national infrastructure (CNI).

The consulting giant’s Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI) arm has warned that the recent ideological split could mean increased risk for Western organizations, as pro-Kremlin groups morph into quasi-activists.

Government, media, finance, insurance, utilities and resources organizations should prepare for more attacks, said ACTI.

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