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Victim Name Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Victim Description Founded in 1969 The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is a public transportation agency serving counties in the Kansas City Area and has 327 employees.Kansas City Area Transportation Authority corporate office is located in 1200 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, United States.
Price or Published Status $ 2000000
Post Date 2024-01-26 17:23:23
Number of Dark Web Post Views (at the time of scraping) 324

 

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].

Citations:

  • [1] unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/medusa-ransomware-escalation-new-leak-site/
  • [2] cyble.com/blog/unmasking-medusalocker-ransomware/
  • [3] thehackernews.com/2024/01/medusa-ransomware-on-rise-from-data.html
  • [4] therecord.media/water-for-people-medusa-ransomware
  • [5] cybersecuritydive.com/news/fbi-cisa-medusalocker-ransomware/626483/

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