Recent research from Palo Alto Networks Inc.’s Unit 42 has uncovered a prolific ransomware gang that has largely gone unnoticed in the wake of attacks by more well-known groups like REvil, DarkSide, and Ragnar Locker.
The ransomware gang known as Mespinoza names its hacking tools with “whimsical phrases,” according to Palo Alto experts. The gang refers to its victims as “partners,” and targets them using tools like “Gasket” and “MagicSocks,” as well as a file called “HappyEnd.bat” on its staging server.
Mespinoza has been discovered to be targeting a variety of industries, including education, manufacturing, retail, medical, government, high-tech, transportation & logistics, engineering, and social services.
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