52 Critical Infrastructure Orgs Hit by Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang – FBI

According to the FBI’s advisory, Ragnar Locker ransomware operators have targeted ten different sectors including energy, manufacturing, government, information tech, finance, etc.

On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a FLASH advisory disclosing that the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has targeted at least 52 critical infrastructure organizations in America as of January 2022.

Ten Different Sectors Targeted

According to the FBI’s advisory, Ragnar Locker ransomware operators have targeted ten different sectors. These include energy, manufacturing, government, information tech, finance, etc. However, the agency didn’t release details of the impacted entities. It is speculated that one of the targeted organizations was the high-profile firm Capcom and the attack affected around half a million individuals.

About Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang

The infamous group came under the FBI’s radar in April 2020 when the gang influenced the attack tactics of other ransomware groups like Maze. The gang also joined a ransomware cartel with SunCrypt, Maze, LockBit, and Conti.

The FBI explained that the Ragnar Locker gang excels in double extortion techniques. The attackers steal data, encrypt the compromised systems, and threaten their victims to leak the stolen files if they refuse to pay the ransom.

Ragnar Locker Gang’s Attack

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