The imagination of cyber criminals seems to be unlimited when it comes to developing new methods to obtain what they want from their victims. We often hear about new ransomware strains that make victims every other week all across the globe – and they are all getting more and more dangerous. One such ransomware strain is Avaddon ransomware. Let’s find out more about how it works and what you can do to prevent an infection!
What is Avaddon Ransomware
In the cybersecurity landscape, we’ve first learned about the Avaddon ransomware in 2019; it has been offered with a Ransomware-as-a-Service model since June 2020, where ransomware fees for affiliates were negotiable.
Similar to how other ransomware groups proceeded, the Avaddon ransomware operators used a double extortion technique. They had a data leak site where they could expose the data of those who do not pay the ransom. Another significant aspect of Avaddon ransomware is that, apart from exposing the encrypted data, its operators also threaten to carry out DDoS attacks.
After a free decryptor was developed in February 2021 and made publicly available, the ransomware’s creators updated their code to make sure they still succeed with their criminal activities.
In June 2021 the