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1845: Conti Ransom Gang Now Selling Access to Victims

By Neil C. Hughes for Tech Blog Writer
Monday, January 17, 2022

Organizations infected with the Conti ransomware affiliate programs malware who refuse to negotiate a ransom payment are added to Conti’s victim-shaming blog, where confidential files stolen from victims may be published or sold. But, sometime over the last 48 hours, US security expert Brian Krebs has reported that the cybercriminal syndicate has updated its victim-shaming blog to indicate that it is now selling access to many of the organizations it has hacked:

Ilia Kolochenko, Founder of ImmuniWeb and a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network, joins me on Tech Talks Daily to discuss why this new marketplace indicates that well-organized cybercriminals are not afraid of law enforcement agencies anymore.

We also talk about how criminals create mature, agile, and multistakeholder ecosystems similar to legitimate businesses and how cybercriminals are creating online subscriptions, free trials, and discount systems for recurrent customers to maximize their profits.

Finally, we explore the most significant challenges and what global governments must do to combat the issue or risk losing the battle to cybercrime. Read Full Article

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