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Quantum Ransomware Affiliates are Encrypting Data and Demanding Ransom Payments

  • 3 January 2023
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Quantum Ransomware Affiliates are Encrypting Data and Demanding Ransom Payments
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Quantum ransomware is typically deployed by ransomware affiliates using the initial access of the Emotet malware. This malicious software is designed to encrypt data on a computer, making it inaccessible to the owner. Once the data is encrypted, a ransom note is displayed, usually demanding a payment in exchange for a decryption key. Emotet malware, is typically delivered through a malicious email attachment or link. Once the malicious file is opened, it will be deployed onto the system, allowing the ransomware to be delivered by ransomware affiliates.The ransom message will include instructions for making a payment, usually in the form of a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, as well as details on what the payment will provide the victim. Typically, this includes a decryption key that will allow the user to regain access to their data.

 

Our team at Cymulate Research strives to stay ahead of the threat curve to provide our customers with relevant breach and attack simulations.


This latest template simulates Quantum ransomware.

 


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