Babuk-Based Rook Ransomware Targets Organizations

Babuk-Based Rook Ransomware Targets Organizations

A piece of ransomware that emerged in November has made three victims, with the first of them hit less than a week after the malware was initially detected.

The ransomware Dubbed ‘Rook’ shows several similarities with Babuk, and security researchers have discovered that it was built using Babuk code leaked online earlier this year.

Initially seen on VirusTotal on November 26, Rook’s first victim – a Kazakh financial institution – was identified on November 30. Rook gang stole roughly one terabyte of data to use it for extortion.

Read More: Securityweek

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