Expert Insight on Conti Ransomware Shows Signs of Being a Ryuk Successor

The Conti Ransomware is an upcoming threat targeting corporate networks with new features that allow it to perform quicker and more targeted attacks. There are also indications that this ransomware shares the same malware code as Ryuk, who has slowly been fading away, while Conti’s distribution is increasing.


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James MacQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
July 10, 2020
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While it's interesting to note that the Ryuk ransomware strain is declining and Conti is escalating, organisations are still succumbing to these attacks. As cybercriminals evolve their code and tools, it's troubling that this ransomware strain has improved its ability to encrypt files quicker to use multiple threads running simultaneously. While the Conti malware design has it operate from insid ....
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