Over the past one month, a new ransomware group named Conti (also considered as Ryuk) has been seen operating and targeting organizations across multiple sectors. As per Vitali Kremez, an advanced intel professional person the Conti ransomware group tends to use the same ransom note template that early versions of Ryuk employed in their attack campaigns.
Recently, our researchers came across a leak disclosure post in which Conti ransomware operators claim to have allegedly breached the Volkswagen group. The Volkswagen Group currently employs over 304,000 employees and has been earning annual revenue of around $282.9 billion.
Currently, the ransomware operators seem to have targeted one of the Volkswagen Group franchises based in Salzkotten, Germany. As per now, the data leak contains a combined total of 857 number of Workshop services related to invoices and Automotive part sales-related invoices. Below are few snapshots of the leaked files from the large lot.
Tips on how to prevent ransomware attacks –
- Never click on unverified/unidentified links
- Do not open untrusted email attachments
- Only download from sites you trust
- Never use unfamiliar USBs
- Use security software and keep it updated
- Backup your data periodically
- Isolate the infected system from the network
- Use mail server content scanning and filtering
It is recommended to follow above mentioned prevention methods and never pay the ransom.
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