So much for darkened servers at the headquarters of DarkSide or REvil ransomware groups. Turns out, we’ve got either their rebranded versions or two new ransomware gangs to contend with.
The first new group to appear this month was Haron, and the second is named BlackMatter. As Ars Technica‘s Dan Goodin points out, there may be more still out there.
They’re both claiming to be focused on targets with deep pockets that can pay ransoms in the millions of dollars. They’re also virtue-signaling a la DarkSide, with similar language about sparing hospitals, critical infrastructure, nonprofits, etc.