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Ransomware gang takes out Facebook ads to apply pressure on victim

12
Nov
2020
Ransomware gang takes out Facebook ads to apply pressure on victim

It’s a story we’re sadly all too familiar with.

A company, in this case Italian liquor company Campari, is attacked by ransomware, planted by hackers who have compromised the firm’s network. Its files and devices are encrypted – locking the business out of its data, but not before the sensitive information has been exfiltrated by the criminal gang.

The attackers leave a ransom note on the breached network saying that a sizeable ransom must be paid – not only for the decryption key for the now garbled files, but also to prevent the stolen data from being shared on the internet or sold on to other criminals.

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