Ragnar Locker Group Leak Site Seized!
International law enforcement agencies from around the world have successfully seized the Ragnar Locker ransomware leak site.
The message displayed on the now-seized leak site was clear: “This service has been seized as a part of coordinated international law enforcement action against Ragnar Locker group.”
This message confirms the site’s takedown, which was accomplished through a collaborative effort involving law enforcement agencies from multiple countries.
Ragnar Locker’s Swift Evolution into a Corporate Network Threat
Since its inception in December 2019, Ragnar Locker has quickly grown into a formidable menace for corporate networks. This group employs a dual-extortion approach, pressuring victims to make payments for both decryption tools and to halt the exposure of pilfered data.
It’s worth mentioning that Ragnar Locker takes a hardline stance against any participation of “negotiation” or “recovery” firms in ransom negotiations.
Additionally, experts have observed that Ragnar Locker regularly enhances its malware arsenal by integrating ransomware payloads from diverse malicious developers.
How Ragnar Locker Group Carries Out Attacks
Ragnar Locker initiates its attacks by compromising a company’s network via RDP service, either through brute force password guessing or stolen credentials from the Dark Web.
Subsequently, they exploit a Windows vulnerability (CVE-2017-0213) to gain elevated privileges.
To avoid detection, the attacker sometimes deploys a VirtualBox VM with a Windows XP image. This VM can access and encrypt all local files while posing as a legitimate VirtualBox process, eluding security measures.
Ragnar Locker Group: Global Collaboration Strikes a Blow Against Cybercrime
The seizure of the Ragnar Locker ransomware leak site is a significant achievement in the fight against cybercrime. It disrupts the group’s operations and sends a clear message to cybercriminal organizations.
This international action against the Ragnar Locker group underlines the importance of cross-border cooperation in combating cyber threats.
It demonstrates law enforcement’s commitment to protecting individuals and organizations from the devastating consequences of cyberattacks.
As the investigation continues, authorities are expected to reveal more about the operation’s impact on Ragnar Locker. This is an evolving narrative, and The Cyber Express will continue to keep you informed about every development as it unfolds.
This event serves as a reminder that the battle against cybercrime is ongoing, and international collaboration remains vital.
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