Started by Jason, October 30, 2023, 03:03:39 PM
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QuoteThe presence of the Monero crypto miner is considered a diversion attempt, with the primary objectives of the threat actors being data theft and system exploitation facilitated by the other modules."The malware payload encompasses multiple modules, enabling the actor to perform as an APT, as a crypto miner, and even as a ransomware group," reads Kaspersky's report.
QuoteMany high-profile and sophisticated malicious software have been investigated, but this one stands out and it truly deserves attention and recognition.
QuoteWhat was the real purpose? That remains a mystery. While ThunderCrypt ransomware suggests a commercial motive for its authors, it raises the question of why they didn't opt for the potentially more lucrative path instead. The prevailing narrative often centers around ransomware actors collecting anonymous ransoms, but this case seems to defy the norm.
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