Ransomware keeps evolving, and MegaCortex is the latest threat keeping IT teams across the globe awake at night.
MegaCortex was a relatively little-seen malware that suddenly spiked in volume on May 1 this year and has been detected in multiple countries around the world so far.
What is MegaCortex?
MegaCortex dials blended threats up to 11. It combines manual techniques with heavier use of automation to reach as many victims as possible.
The ransomware has manual components similar to Ryuk and BitPaymer, but the adversaries behind MegaCortex use more automated tools to carry out the attack – this is unique.
Up until now, the attacks have been a combination of automated attacks, manual attacks and blended attacks, which typically lean more towards using manual hacking techniques to move laterally; with MegaCortex, Sophos is seeing heavier use of automation coupled with the manual component. This new formula is designed to spread the infection to more victims, more quickly.
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SophosLabs Uncut Article: http://bit.ly/megacortex
InfoSecurity Magazine: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/matrixthemed-ransomware-megacortex-1/