The New ‘Epsilon Red’ Ransomware Targets Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers
A new type of ransomware known as “Epsilon Red” has been discovered in the wild, targeting unpatched Microsoft Corp. Exchange servers for exchanging messages.
The recently released ransomware, which was identified by security researchers at Sophos plc., was said to be targeting a U.S.-based organization in the hospitality industry. The ransomware, which was delivered as the final executable payload in a hand-controlled operation, requested a payment of 4.29 Bitcoins, which was worth around $210,000 at the time. According to the security researchers, the ransomware attack’s name and toolset were unique to the criminals.
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