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Karakurt hack warning

Updated on 2022-10-27

Karakurt claimed credit for the September cyberattack on the Davenport School District, Iowa. The threat actor threatened to leak 845GB of student and district data. Read more: Hacker claims to have Davenport schools data, threatens release

Karakurt warning

In a security advisory published on Wednesday, CISA warned US organizations that are being extorted by the Karakurt gang that paying the ransom will not always stop the hackers from leaking or secretly selling their data. Three reports in April 2022 [1, 2, 3] described the Karakurt gang as a subgroup of the larger Conti ransomware cartel. Researchers said that data stolen by Conti affiliates in attacks where they failed to encrypt files is usually passed to the group for a classic “data extortion” scheme.

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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