The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Treasury Department, and FinCEN have released a joint advisory warning of an increase in cases of AvosLocker ransomware targeting critical US infrastructure. Along with critical infrastructure, other industries that have been on the radar of the threat actors behind AvosLocker include financial services, critical manufacturing sectors, and government facilities. While negotiations were ongoing, the threat actors threatened organizations with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks along with leaking data. The AvosLocker leak site shows victims not only from the US, but other countries as well, including Syria, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, the U.K, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Canada.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased