Ransomware groups target “enemies of Russia”

A new report Accenture suggests that cyber-criminals have split into pro-Ukraine and pro-Russia factions, with the latter focusing on western critical national infrastructure (CNI).

The consulting giant’s Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI) arm has warned that the recent ideological split could mean increased risk for Western organizations, as pro-Kremlin groups morph into quasi-activists.

Government, media, finance, insurance, utilities and resources organizations should prepare for more attacks, said ACTI.

“This targeted intent has led some actors to exclusively sell their services, such as network accesses, to pro-Russian actors; it has led other actors to extend discounts to pro-Russian actors interested in buying their accesses but has also caused those same actors to refrain from selling accesses associated with Russian entities,” the report continued.


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