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Group-IB attributed OldGremlin

Updated on 2022-10-21

Group-IB attributed a Russian-speaking ransomware group, dubbed OldGremlin, to 16 malicious campaigns targeting organizations in the banking, logistics, retail, and other industries. Read more: Gremlins’ prey, secrets, and dirty tricks: the ransomware gang OldGremlin set new records


Group-IB published a report on OldGremlin, a rare Russian-speaking ransomware gang that has been carrying out attacks within Russia. Group-IB said it linked the gang to at least 16 incidents so far. Read more: Gremlins’ prey, secrets, and dirty tricks: the ransomware gang OldGremlin set new records

“For the second year in a row, OldGremlin demanded the highest ransom from Russian organizations: in 2021 their largest ransom demand amounted to $4.2 million, while in 2022 it soared to $16.9 million. […] Although OldGremlin mainly targets corporate Windows-based networks, the group’s most recent attacks show that their arsenal includes dedicated ransomware for Linux.”

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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