The FBI said transportation operations and government agencies should be on the lookout for malicious software that uses extortion in return for a promise to remove the virus from the victim’s network.
The so-called Mamba ransomware, according to the alert issued on Tuesday by the FBI Cyber Division, has been deployed against transportation agencies, technology providers, manufacturers and others. Mamba weaponizes the open-source full disk encryption software DiskCryptor to deny users access to files. It then attempts to lure the victims into emailing the actor to pay for a decryption key to unlock their files
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