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MedusaLocker ransomware

Updated on 2022-10-05

CloudSEK researchers have a technical report out on the MedusaLocker ransomware, the same on which CISA also published a malware report back in June. Read more:

New U.S. federal warning highlights MedusaLocker group targeting health care organizations

The FBI and U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned of an uptick in activity from the MedusaLocker ransomware group. The group, which has been around since 2019, gained notoriety during the COVID-19 pandemic for targeting health care organizations. The group operates as a ransomware-as-a-service model, according to the joint alert, based on the way it splits payments. Medusa recently switched to a new infiltration method by targeting vulnerable RDP configurations. Then, it can carry out a variety of actions, including killing popular anti-virus software processes, schedules a task to run the ransomware every 15 minutes and deletes local backups.

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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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