Cuba ransomware pulls in $ 44 million in new attack

US Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI announces that in early November they were able to establish that the ransomware group Cuba ransomware had targeted 49 private and public organizations.

In total, Cuba ransomware has requested $ 76 million in extortion money and has so far received $ 43.9 million.

According to the FBI, the attacks were carried out on organizations in critical infrastructure such as authorities, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and the IT sector.

The attacks are carried out through Hancitor, which is spread through phishing, stolen login information or vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and various remote control tools.

The FBI is now seeking contact with affected organizations.

Cuba ransomware has no known connection to the country of Cuba more than the name. The group is suspected of being based in Russia.

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