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The Infamous Ransomware Medusa Locker Group Hits: Digitel Venezuela in a recent cyber attack, raising concerns about cybersecurity vulnerabilities. To stay ahead of emerging threats, fortify your online security with the HookPhish Dark Web Monitoring platform. Explore HookPhish Dark Web Monitoring.

 

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Victim Name Digitel Venezuela
Victim Description Digitel is a mobile phone company in Venezuela founded in 1995. The number of subscribers of the company is more than 5,000,000, and the number of employees is more than 1,100 people. Digitel corporate office is located in Edificio El Cubo Negro Tor Banaven Cl. Ln Piso 8, Caracas, Capital, Venezuela
Price or Published Status $ 5000000
Post Date 2024-02-02 19:48:31
Number of Dark Web Post Views (at the time of scraping) 413

 

Medusa Ransomware Group

The ‘Medusa’ ransomware group has had a significant impact on businesses, targeting a wide range of industries, including high technology, education, manufacturing, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. According to Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers, the Medusa ransomware possibly impacted 74 organizations worldwide in 2023, primarily targeting Windows environments[1]. The group has been known to employ a multi-extortion strategy, pressuring victims by publishing sensitive data on their dedicated leak site, and providing them with multiple options, such as time extension, data deletion, or the download of all the data, each with a price tag[3]. The Medusa ransomware group has also been observed targeting vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to gain initial access to victims’ networks, and once inside, they encrypt the victim’s data and leave a ransom note with instructions on how victims can make a ransom payment[2][5]. The impact of these attacks has been far-reaching, with organizations across various sectors and geographic locations falling victim to the group’s activities. The Medusa ransomware is highly sophisticated, making it difficult to detect and stop, and its encryption algorithms are extremely challenging to break[2]. The group’s indiscriminate targeting emphasizes the universal threat posed by such ransomware actors[4].

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