CISA Issues an Alert About a New Ransomware Variant Called FiveHands

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CISA Issues an Alert About a New Ransomware Variant Called FiveHands

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert about a new ransomware variant known as FiveHands.

Although the FiveHands ransomware has been around since January 2021, CISA said it was “aware of a recent, successful cyberattack against an organization” that used this file-encrypting malware.

FiveHands uses the same tactics as the DarkSide ransomware gang that is holding Colonial Pipeline to ransom, in that it encrypts a target’s data while still stealing some of it and threatening to leak it publicly unless the attacker’s payment demands are met.

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