It seems that every day new ransomware is targeting businesses, looking for a multi-million-dollar payday. Today is no different–a victim posted on the BleepingComputer support forums that they were infected with ransomware that had encrypted both their Windows 10 desktop and their Windows SBS 2011 server. After BleepingComputer researchers looked into the infection, it appears to be one that hasn’t been seen before. Upon further analysis, Ako appears to share similarities with the older ransomware MedusaLocker which has led some people to call it MedusaReborn.
With all the news around COVID-19/Coronavirus, the average person is turning to the internet for