27 Jun Victims of SamSam Ransomware Demanded to Pay $33,000
Samsam ransomware attacks are increasing and are now beginning to demand more from their victims.
Ransomware is a kind of malware that encrypts files, rendering infected systems unusable, freezing businesses and consumers reliant on those systems. The victims are then demanded a ransom in exchange for decryption.
The FBI issued two alerts last year after ransomware caught the agency’s attention.
“MSIL or Samas (SAMSAM) was used to compromise the networks of multiple US victims, including 2016 attacks on healthcare facilities that were running outdated versions of the JBoss content management application.” the FBI says. “SAMSAM exploits vulnerable Java-based Web servers. SAMSAM uses open-source tools to identify and compile a list of hosts reporting to the victim’s active directory.”